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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