Monday 6 December 2010

Sleep continued... or not... as the case may be!

Picture is from Aaron's first night away from home: September

I don't want this to turn into a sleep blog BUT after 2 nights of great sleep which I blogged about...
And 1 night of awful sleep which I put down to the lack of an additional dream feed bottle, I have to update you on what happened last night....

I did everything by the book in terms of 5 + 1 bottles.  5 for hunger and 1 for sleep.

BUT we were up several times in the night and I could SEE what the problem was... I sleep next to him...

He had an itchy ear......... can you believe it?!?!?!?!? I am not an expert so I do not know what that means ...  :-0

So what happened:

put Aaron to bed at 2 a.m. Bottle at 1130.  Slept on my lap (I know... wouldn't normally happen - I am good at putting him in his cosy cot) till 1:30 then dreamfeed, then bed......

awake at 445... breastfed in bed and back in cot 530...
awake at 630 crazily scratching ear... as best he could considering sleepsuit cuffs over hands... rubbed him by puttting hand through bars of bedside cot...

he then:

slept till 730.... breastfed in bed till 8... still madly rubbing at ear.

So then got up for nappy change and spoon of calpol and then breastfed him in sitting room on sofa... he sleeping and sucking....... good for him when poor mummy didn't go to bed till 320...

Hubby was also up after having been on nights and the reason I stayed up till 3:20 was to design and order our xmas cards  (hence the photo on previous post) to try and make last posting day for Ireland... also wasn't tired due to our recent sleep-ins...... will be today now though.... 

I was confident staying up late that I would have uninterrupted sleep till say 9 or 10, given the dreamfeed etc... and what I know of Aaron's habits - I hadn't factored in the ear!

At 8 a.m. this morning I gave him a bottle... and again kept him on my lap.  As I was in the sitting room, I was wide wake so did not go back to bed till 9:50 and then when he woke (don't know what time) hubby took him and I slept till 12 today.

None of my sleep was deep so not feeling good today.

Was very reluctant to post this post as I wanted SANTA to stay on top so please visit the post below.

Liska xxx


  1. I am looking forward to a good sleep tonight

  2. don't know why that comment says 1442; it is 2242.... what time zone is blogspot hosted in??????

  3. yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeah I worked out how to change it to GMT London


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