Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lordy, lordy, what were we thinking???

After my post about household order influence kidlet order in our house yesterday, I went to bed last night and Dave brought Bryn in from the lounge (Bryn routinely sleeps on the couch for the first part of the evening until I go to bed), and we were snuggled up in bed, and I was doing my usual thing of gazing at his angelic little face for a few minutes before turning the reading lamp off...

Phew, long sentence there Sif...

Anyhoo, it suddenly occurred to me that we must be MAD!!! For the past few months the evening/night routine has been kind of great. We've had horrendous nights inbetween with Bryn night terrors but between 80-90% of the time, Bryn gets up at 6.30am, is awake all day, then feeds to sleep between 6-7pm, and sleeps on the couch (usually waking 2-3 times for a quick drink and then straight back to sleep), and then comes into bed with me at whatever time I go to bed, and from that point sleeps pretty solidly until 6.30am again.

It wasn't always like this, of course. Before we nightweaned him about 12 months ago (by the end of this month), he fed almost continuously through the night, or at least woke 5-10 times a night for a feed. So, that was the way for most of the first two years of his life. It was the same, only far, far worse, with Luey. For the first two years of Luey's life, I was lucky to get three hours sleep a night in total (not sequentially, btw)... Erik was a dream textbook baby who slept 12 hours a night (and 4 hours a day) from about 3 weeks of age (barring a 4 month gap when he had severe infected atopic eczema)...

So, you can see where this is going, right? We've got it pretty good atm. We can mostly get several hours uninterrupted (except for toilet dashes for this pregnant lady) sleep a night, and the days aren't too demanding either (considering we have three very active, talkative boys)...

In five months time it's all going to change! And looking at past experiences we won't get back to this place until mid to late 2010!!!

I need a nap...

3 comments:

Stitch Sista said...

Ha ha, well as you can well imagine the same thoughts have crossed my mind LOL.

Some of the differences for me this time though is that I only have one to feed, and one to change their nappy, whereas last time I had both!

(Still not too happy about the little miss weaning, but will have to look at the upside!)

Oh and bonus...we won't get much sleep, but at least it won't be the heartburn keeping us awake!

Leah said...

not reading, not listening, la la la la la la la la la la la

Nalin said...

Ha ha Sif - although before you know it it will be 2010 and your soon to be born bubba will be all grown, it is all happening too fast around here!

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