Thursday, 17 February 2011

Stunned and Sleep


For anyone who has read my regular "sleep" posts.... when he slept, when he didn't and when he did again... you'll know we've always been a late to bed late to rise house...

Well the other day... Valentine's Day actually... Aaron got up at 8 and so did I.  I thought *super* he will go to bed early and me and DH can have our first evening together in 8 months, and how appropriate on Valentine's Day.  Well if memory serves me right, DH went to bed at about 11:15 p.m. as he was to be up for work at 5 a.m. and me and baby went to bed at midnight :-(

But wonders will never cease, last night Aaron was asleep at 8:30 p.m. and slept till 8 a.m. this morning.  Am I going to join all the other Mothers, who have a 8 till 8 baby???? I think it is too soon to dare to hope but it WOULD change my life!!!  I would have an evening where I could have some leisure, or more importantly, catch up on the housework.

Aaron and I normally spend every waking hour together, but if I became an 8 till 8 Mum, wow, that would be wonderful, and with how sunny it is in the morning nowadays, I think it may just happen... I think the bright mornings wake Aaron up.  We have lined curtains but they are not blackout.

Because this 8 till 8 malarchy is totally new to me, when he fell asleep breastfeeding on my knee last night, I thought it was a nap, so I typed one-handed on the internet thinking he will wake after 30-40 minutes.... Got till 10:30 and he was still asleep, so I put him in the cot and he DIDN'T wake  :-0

I went to bed at 11:30, thinking I was shattered BUT I was still awake at 12:30, mind far too alert.  Oh and then when I started to get sleepy my nose was all congested... so I went and tried his Sterimar baby that we got free at a PR event this week.  Squirted it up my nose, and I am telling you, even though it wasn't even the adult version, it was the equivalent of TUNES for the nose... remember the old advert "breathe more easily' well I DID and I then went to sleep.

Sadly, because Aaron had got to sleep a few hours earlier than normal, he hadn't yet had his nighttime bottle, and I didn't want to wake him to do a dreamfeed so he woke at 3 a.m. and I hadn't been asleep that long so I felt like a zombie.  I got up, gave him a bottle and he was still *hyper*.  I then brought him into the bed and breastfed him to sleep.  That compromises the space in the bed so I slept uncomfortably until he woke at 8.  Luckily husband is off today so he got up with him and I slept till 9:30.

Do I dare hope I have a 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. sleeper..... THAT would be like a Lottery Win, and would be an ideal framework to set us up for Mum going back to work.

Sorry there's no photo in this post, which is very unlike me.  I will edit the post later with a photo if I can think of something appropriate.

Bye for now, Liska

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