How to stay awake during night feeds part 4 - Food porn a plenty

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HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Sat 10-Nov-12 23:36:03

A brand spanking new thread for midnight ramblings, chocolate covered pretzels and so much more grin

MrsNPattz Mon 26-Nov-12 06:05:06

Holy moly - our little guy has slept from 9 - 5 tonight!! I knew he was exhausted but I thought it might work against us. I slept from 9:30, woke at 4 for the loo and then fell asleep again until I was summoned lol so I got a great stretch too! He is now wide awake but I'm not surprised, so we have come downstairs as he is being very vocal about it grin

nervous I'm so sorry to hear about your DP, you poor things! Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs. Hope little one makes things easy for you!

funch yes things are improving! Think I have relaxed a bit more. Dad found out when he was just 15! He found his real mum too, but she died recently and before that claimed she couldn't remember my dad but luckily her sister is alive and remembered dad being born.

heff sorry you argued with DH - been there! They can be rather inconsiderate can't they hmm

We are off to visit my grandad this morning but then we have a free afternoon which I am very much looking forward to!

Ameybee Mon 26-Nov-12 06:06:01

nervous so awful for you hope dp makes quick recovery.

On ?3rd feed here! God I'm knackered, really craving like 6 hours uninterrupted sleep sad not going to happen for a while tho! DS was awake 130-245 - very happy smiley and cute! Have a feeling be won't be keen to go back down now but I'm so tired I can't start the day now. Eyes blurring & too tired to write anymore xx

Ameybee Mon 26-Nov-12 07:50:44

Mrsn I'm very jealous!! But glad you got some kip - it must've felt amazing to sleep so long! I really hope babybee goes that long soon! X

NervousAt20 Mon 26-Nov-12 09:41:17

Thank you for your well wishes and support ladies smile

LO wasn't too bad last night thankfully so managed abit of sleep and hoping to get a nap today

Hope you all have a good day

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Mon 26-Nov-12 14:56:13

Wow mrsn that's a brilliant stretch! Hope it soon becomes the norm!

I'm a bit gutted as babylump slept from 1.30am to 9am which would have been amazing were it not for DD1 getting up at 4am and spending the next two hours in our bed wiggling and shuffling and avoiding going back to sleep at all costs sad But still, I live in hope they might one day decide between them to let me have an unbroken nights sleep!

How is everyone's day going?

mrsn hooray for that stretch!

heff you need a remote control with a freeze button. Apparently works every time! (very rare though...)

After a night that was one long epic transfer fail (I knew I had jinxed it by mentioning how great things had been) and a day fighting sleep, Kid is currently sound asleep on the floor in front of the Christmas tree,which we put up early so he could look at the lights. Does either/both of these things make me a terrible mother?... I haven't even covered him with a blanket in case it wakes him!

amey small hope you are catching up on sleep a bit.

susie fingers crossed for the continuation of lengthiness!

funch hope your mum is bringing her knitting needles! grin

blonderthanred Mon 26-Nov-12 15:46:35

That sounds really cute Goat - very good parenting to provide such lovely stimulus! How are you feeling?

DS had a couple of hrs in bednest and a couple each on me & DH last night. Today has been like a limpet, even sling failed. I've achieved nothing apart from being human pillow. Am giving up second guessing him - it's so different every day!

MrsNPattz Mon 26-Nov-12 16:06:13

Thanks for being kind guys when you didn't have the best nights!

We saw grandad which was so lovely, got some gorgeous pics. Had a little tear in my eye when we left cause I miss him and he's so lovely.

Hubby and I and little man then went to the garden centre where I used to work (in the cafe) for our lunch.

Have any of you heard of the Christmas elf tradition? It's American (of course!) and on the first of December one of Santa's elves comes to stay to make sure children are being good and to cause mischief. Then they go back to Santa on Christmas Eve until next year! I have fallen in love with this idea so have already ordered an elf even though boyo is only going to be 3 months at Christmas - I'm bonkers aren't I hehe grin I just want Christmas to be so magical and exciting and can't wait to start! I'm not sure when our elf will arrive, he might be a bit late this year smile

You know, I seem to have verbal diarrhoea when it comes to you guys - I just seem to babble on about all sorts! Lol

goat that makes you the best mum! I think our tree will go up when we get home - very early for us but I think he will love the lights.

Smallgreenone Mon 26-Nov-12 18:22:06

mrsn I love the idea of the elf! I want Christmas to be magical too, I love Christmas and now that I have my own child it will be so much better. I can't wait until he's big enough to know how fun it is writing to Santa and Christmas trees and stockings by the fire etc etc.
I've been knackered today after last nights terrible sleep. Am hoping baby small will go to bed nicely at 7 and I shall be not far behind. He's been ok this afternoon as had a good 3hr nap at lunchtime I had to constantly rock him in his pram though so unfortunately no sleep for me. He was so grumpy at baby yoga this morning, we just sat and watched because he was too tired and bad tempered to join in.
Good luck tonight all

Ameybee Mon 26-Nov-12 19:30:34

Well - crap day here I'm afraid! Coping with 2 of them on 4 hours sleep was truly rough! Went to a music class this morning & had a coffee at the church coffee morning first - bumped into a friend I've not seen for a long time & when she asked how we were I just started crying and couldn't stop! She must've thought I was a total fool! DD asked me why I was sad and gave me a tissue which made me cry more!
The weathers been crap so me and DD sorted out Xmas decs whilst DS slept (in bouncy chair I might add) she really enjoyed that but from 430 has been tired, whingy clingy & a little bit naughty - splashed water on DS's face in bath tonight - that's the first time she's ever done anything like that & in my fragile state it has upset me!!!
I know its 'just a phase' but jeez it feels like a bloody long one today!

On the positive side today was weigh in & I had lost 3lbs! Another 28 at least to go tho..... Groan! Xxx

blonderthanred Mon 26-Nov-12 19:39:16

Well done on the weight loss Amey, I'm sure your friend didn't think you were a fool, in fact I bet she felt quite relieved - we've all felt like that and sometimes it seems like everyone else is coping perfectly so she probably thought, thank goodness it's not just me!

MrsNPattz Mon 26-Nov-12 20:14:35

I'm the same small - and I seriously cannot stop spending money, think I have a problem!! hmm

amey well done on your weight loss!! I bet you felt better after a cry and I hope your friend was supportive smile she would not have felt any less of you!

funchum8am Mon 26-Nov-12 20:52:29

I have had a nice day - I think I have adapted to not sleeping much! We had our first baby massage class which babyfunch behaved beautifully for. She seemed oblivious to the massage and just gazed at the other babies which was very sweet.

We also had our weekly NCT class meet up in a pub as it has lots of space for buggies and we thought it would be quiet on a Monday at 2 but actually was half full til we scared everyone away with babies! They were actually all really good and any crying was soon silenced by feeding but people did look a bit perturbed!

My mum is here and loving seeing her granddaughter - DH and I are going out for dinner tomorrow as she is happy to babysit. I have booked a leg wax on the grounds that it feels like a date!!

goat that is an excellent idea about babies enjoying the tree lights....may go buy a tree ASAP!

Feeding now which is an unusual time for us...her patterns of feeding and therefore hopefully sleeping appear to be changing. This can only be a good thing! See you all later!

missingmymarbles Mon 26-Nov-12 22:03:45

Was too knackered to read or post last night, so just having a quick catch up now.

Oh Nervous, that sounds terrible. Hope you're OK and DP's hands heal quickly.

Goat that's a good idea about the treegrin Love Christmas. It will be great to see what Missmarbles thinks of it.

We used to argue like that all the time Heff. Pretty much exactly the same. I go to bed because I know I'm not going to get much sleep; you go to late and then have the audacity to complain - it does get easier, honest.

Mmmm, love Yorkshires, Susiegrin DH makes the best ever.

Your DD is hilarious Amey. I second whoever said write a book grin

Very jealous of your long sleep MrsNenvygrin I said to DH this morning, I wondered what it would feel like to have 8 or even 6 hours sleep gringrin

Well, the doubling didn't occur unfortunately. Missmarbles just didn't get it; just wouldn't follow the plan, would you believehmm? At least it wasn't any worse though.

Sorry not to name check everyone. Big waves to everyone, and probably see you all later.

Ameybee Mon 26-Nov-12 23:28:36

Well he did a 3 hour, after the hour long feedathon I have to admit I was hopeful of slightly more. Starting to think it makes no difference how long he feeds for he will sleep as long as he decides.

Thanks, my friend was very sweet, I just felt really stupid crying in public & it just wouldn't bloody stop - like floodgates!

Just had a transfer faliure & attempting to get more milk into him at first feed was v sleepy. I think he's just comfort sucking tho... Groan. Think DH is also praying I get some sleep - don't think he can deal with my emotional outbursts!
X

funchum8am Mon 26-Nov-12 23:43:43

amey glad your friend was kind...maybe a good cry was what you needed just then. I hope you get some sleep smile

Bit of a bad evening here as DD woke crying about 8:30 and wouldn't stop. She has a cold which I think really bothered her when she was lying down. She has been crying, feeding and sleeping on me in turns since sad Long night ahead!

missingmymarbles Tue 27-Nov-12 00:20:25

First feed done. Was hoping for longer but can't complain as ten past midnight is an improvement.

Susieloo Tue 27-Nov-12 01:45:26

I think this is first feed which is amazing!! I tried to dream feed him at half ten and managed to change his nappy and try and get him to feed and he stayed fast asleep and I'm fairly sure this is first wake up.

Hope everyone fast asleepsmile

StuntNun Tue 27-Nov-12 01:47:16

So much for waking baby for a feed at 10:30. This is my second feed since then. sad So tired.

NervousAt20 Tue 27-Nov-12 01:48:02

goat we have our Christmas tree up too, LO loves the lights grin

mrsn wow to the elf! I'm very tempted to dress BabyN up as an el as Christmas grin she is going to have so many embarrassing pictures when she's older

amey it's so tough without any sleep or with so little sleep, hope your LO let's you have some rest tonight, do you express? Maybe your DH could get up do a feed and me you sleep? Maybe a good cry will help you feel better and let it all out

DP came home today thank god, I feel so sorry for him he can't do anything for himself like brush teeth, pick a drink in a glass up, text on his phone. He's just got use to using the remote with the end of one to her but I'm just grateful that it was nothing worse that happened to him, there are so many horrible people today he could have been Hirt alot worse

Just on firs feed since bed time. LO did not want to go to sleep tonight and is fighting it again now but she gave me 3 hours so please repeat

Hope everyone's getting some sleep

Ameybee Tue 27-Nov-12 02:47:12

We are up again - suppose 3 hours better than 2 although the transfer took 40 mins so not exactly much sleep.

I keep thinking I must be doing something wrong - why doesn't he sleep? Why have all my friends got bf babies who sleep 7 hours at night? I feel so shit about it! sad

StuntNun Tue 27-Nov-12 02:59:08

Still awake from last feed. He won't settle, just keeps fussing. I have tried to feed him three times but he takes a little then makes unhappy noises.

funchum8am Tue 27-Nov-12 03:23:05

Worst night ever here. Screamathon at about 1 to 1:30 which had DH up dressed and ready to drive her around in the car but I managed to get her back to sleep by walking about with her in the sling. Fell asleep sitting up in bed with sling on at 2 but woken every 15 mins. Now feeding and then hopefully she will sleep on me for a bit. Thank God DM is here to help out, she will have her from 7 so I can sleep!

Smallgreenone Tue 27-Nov-12 03:23:52

We're up too amey I know exactly how you feel, why is mine the only one who hasn't got the hang of sleeping yet. I'm going to ask the hv again tomorrow if there is anything I'm doing wrong but her advice last time was crap so don't hold out much hope. I don't understand why I can put him down earlier in the night and he'll doze off to Ewan but at this time of night he just will not fall asleep and he wakes on transfer everytime. It's so frustrating. We've just had a failed transfer so am waiting for a deep sleep so I can try again.
I hate to wish away these days of him being so wonderfully small and he's such a sweet baby in all other ways but I do wish he'd sleep more.

funchum8am Tue 27-Nov-12 03:27:05

amey, small, I feel exactly the same. I am hoping she just grows out of it as HV here has been sounding good but none of her advice has actually worked sad

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