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Just wondering if others are going through this - now the weather is warming up and the birds start chirping at the crack of dawn - how many others out there have a little early bird on their hands?
Our day currently starts anywhere between 5 and 5:30 (anything after 5:30 is a bonus!). Nothing helps (of course): keeping up later, etc etc. He doesn't wake up hungry - he still isn't hungry until about 6:30!
Is there anything I can do, or will the silly season pass us by with us having to have plenty of early nights to cope with the crack of dawn wake up! Oh well. Could be worse! At least hubby sometimes takes bub for a walk in the park to see what other crazy people are awake at that hour of the morning while I get an extra 20 or so minutes of snooze time!
Have a great weekend
Just looking for other early birds like us! (for the record, I was NEVER an early bird before bubs and could happily laze in bed till 10/11am on the weekends. Yes, bubs has come as a shock... :)))
Just gotta luv em though! :D
Hey, I am Natasha and have a 11 month old boy. Sometimes he up and wanting to play at bout 5.30am, but other then that usually 6 or 7am. I try and keep his room dark, so over the blind in his room I have a navy blanket. But he usually wakes for a bottle between 2 and 4am. I don't know if I was any help. How old is your baby?
Natasha (Me) 18
Chris (Fiance) 19
beautiful bubs is six 1/2 months old. I know i'm being silly - some people would kill for a solid sleep till 5-5:30... It's quite normal I know!!
Will just have to eat healthier and go to bed earlier so as not to feel quite so sleepy (I think it's just bothering me right now as I have a shocking cold and just want more and more and more sleep for the time being)...
I couldn't manage that, I'd be a basket case LOL. My son wakes at about 9am to get up (he wakes for feeds in the night of course :) ) but he goes to bed when I do around 10pm. If I put him to bed any time before 8pm we get the early morning waking and I can't manage it. I hope you get some sleep soon *hugs*
I am the mother of 2 early birds and living in QLD with no daylight saving makes things worse. At the moment both my kids are waking up at 5am and DS (11mths) sometimes as early as 4am!!! When they wake they all come into our bed in some hope they might go back to sleep or at least lie still for a while, but no its much more fun to climb all over mummy and daddy. My DH blames me as I was an early riser as a child.
I have no idea of how to fix this problem, we have very good block out blinds in their bedrooms but it just seems to be inbuilt.
Good luck at least I know I'm not the only crazy person up at that time.
Tyler has been waking at 4am lately, having a marathon hour or hour and a half feed, and when my nipples start to feel as though they are on fire, or about to fall off, we get up.
Usually 5 or 5:30.
I'm starting to get used to it now, early mornings don't actually bother me too much, I like getting up with the birds!
Ive got an early riser too. It makes no difference if i darken the room i tihnk it is just his body clock hmmmm.
Tell me Aleksander's Mum, what time do you go to bed? I am embarrased to say I now hit the sack at 8pm, might read for half hour but lights are definitely out by 8.30pm!!
Its weird starting the day so early- by 9am it feels almost like lunch time!
But I get one joy out of the early morn, i walk the dog (leavn bub in bed with his dad) and get to see what i missed out on all those pre baby years- its so still and beautiful in the mornings!
Welcome to my world... where 6am is a sleep in :D My DS (almost 8 months) goes down for the night around 6pm ( some nights he'd love to crash at 5/5.30 but i am NOT starting my day at 4am :eek: ) and is up sometime between 5-6, usually closer to 5. We have also tried making his bedtime later but it makes no difference and I end up with a grumpy bubby. Sometimes he wakes around 4am, but I go in and tell him its time to sleep and he chats away for a bit, but then drops off (I used to feed him... big mistake! for us anyway). Tried bringing him in our bed too - may as well have taken him to the lounge with a pile of toys. If i take him out of his room he's in play mode and there is no chance he will go back to sleep! I figure that seen as though there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it, I try to focus on the positives (there are positives???)...... DF gets to spend quality time with DS before he goes to work, DF and I get maximum quality time to ourselves at night & get to eat dinner in peace, I can be showered and feeling somewhat in control of the day by 9am, and once the warm weather hits I can take advantage of going for walks out of the hot sun.
Sorry, no advice, just the knowledge you aren't the only one!
Jem, I think you're absolutely right about looking for the positives. There are almost always some to be found :) Mine is that I get to go to bed at a good time for me and get up at a good time for me :D An early bedtime for ds would create havoc for me!
oh yes.....I wish there was a smilie for yawn! DS also has been getting up around 5ish - some days I can go in and put a dummy in and he'll snooze for another 40mins but it has to be at the first sign / sound of him awakening - otherwise I have no chance! I often leave him in there chatting away to himself - till he starts to grizzle and then get him up..
I too go to bed very early these days ...usually about half hour to hour after him - which is about 8-830!! :o
Oh well- such is the life of being a new mummy :) Wouldn't change it for the world!
We have been getting up between 5 and 5.30 for about 18 months now - darkness, daylight saving, changing time zones, late nights, early nights, more feed, less feed....tried it all and nothing makes a difference. Every now and then one of them freaks us out by sleeping in - this morning they BOTH slept until close to 7 - which is incredibly rare but was very gratefully enjoyed by DH and I! DD1 comes into our bed at 5 every morning and occasionally goes back to sleep, otherwise we just try and keep her quiet for half an hour or so before DD2 wakes.
On the upside - we have lovely cosy cuddles in the bed with the whole family before we start each day - and I go to work at 7am and come home at 4 because I figure we are up anyway and this way I am not rushing at night and have time to do things with them before dinner, bath, bed happens.
Wonderful to know that I am not alone. I totally hear you on the positives. This morning DH, bubs and I enjoyed a lovely walk at 5:30am and chatted to all the dog-walkers (my son is OBSESSED with dogs!).
The downside (apart from the obvious) is that bubs is still having a dream feed at 10pm. Which means I am still not in bed before 10:30. Yes, we are cutting out the dream feed soon. But bubs cut his first tooth today, so I'm not sure when to start making the changes!
Anyway, happy parenting all (early morning riser or those lucky ones getting the sleep-ins).
Oh, some advice - on the weekends, see if DH can get up and look after bubs while you get a bit of sleep in... ;)
all i can say is its nice not to be alone in this one. :) Still zombified, dont think that will EVER change.
my lil angel wakes at about 6am without fail wanting to play! Lucky he's so adoreable ;) Part of being a mum I guess, and I can take the good with the slightly inconvenient!! :D
My dd is a 5am baby too.We even tried blankets on the windows to make it dark.
Didn't work. :(
At least my hubby gets to play with her before he goes to work at 6.30.
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