Interesting day today...bubs has slept in blocks of just over 2 hours...we decided that even though he's newborn and we've been told there's 'no time' for a lot of stimulation at this point we noticed that Orlando has been more alert so DH was on his play mat with him for a while and he lay on his back and then had tummy time he loved it! We also did our first family walk today I pushed the pram and DH had the dogs and we walked up to the park and back - was beautiful! So nice to get out for some vitamin d and fresh air! My MILs bday today so we also drove round to their house for the first time and she was so pleased to see her grandson at 'casa di nonna' got home had time to eat dinner together before he woke. Then had a nice bath (which he screamed through) and a big feed and he went down for 2hrs 45 mins! Sorry for essay but its been a good day! Just woke up and hopefully tonight will be a good night too! To say that I need the sleep is an understatement lol!!
Glad you had a good day SL, hope it was a good night!
Whoops sent without finishing! Ivy slept from 11:45 - 4!!! Then we have fed at 4 and again now at 630 but I'm happy with that, most likely a 1 off but ill take it nonetheless .
Haha nice one nicsta! We had a better night like you probably a once off but I'll take it! Longest stint awake was 11.30-2am which is a big improvement! He slept from 2-4.15 and then again from 5.15-7.40 so we got in a couple of stints of 2 hours sleep! I'm hoping he'll go down easily after this feed so that I can have a quick brekky and go back to bed for another couple of hours! The only hard part about getting more sleep is that it's much harder to wake up and also it makes me feel more tired in general even though I know my body is better off
We had a better night too (maybe something in the air!!!!)
She went from 9.30 to 1
Then woke at 4 then 7!
It feels semi normal to only be up twice!!
Our good run came to an end last night maddison was awake most of it
She last woke at 6 am slept till 9am now asleep again hubby has taken the in laws out thank god house to our selves just maddison and I
Mrs simmo.. It's hard enough with a new Bub, but having your in laws too must be really hard! My dad was here for 2 weeks while Ella was in hospital and it drove me batty!!!
You are doing amazing!!!!!
I still cry at the drop I the hat is that normal ??? Oh has you GD gone mine did as soon as maddison was born an her sugars were fine still have to have the 6 wk test tho so finger cross
sorry this is a bit late - my DD! is still a nightmare and im so busy disciplining her!
have you tried wrapping him semi tightly and placing him in the bouncer, then turning on ABC2 - "in the night garden" at 630pm - when they are tired it helps if their arms aren't flapping everywhere and sometimes they sit contently for a while. theres something mesmorising about in the night garden for little ones. alternatively baby einstein DVDs are good too....
but in the end 5-630 is a good stretch for a little one too.
AFM: my little elizabeth sleep from a 8pm feed to 3 am - then awake again at 7 am.... shes done this for the last 3 ngihts so im hoping its a pattern but who knows - they change all the time!! however im not getting any sleep as my DD1 devil is up til 10pm screaming and causing mayhem - stomping feet, crying, broke her door the other night - she is way out of control and we are at a loss. weve tried everything, reward charts, the hard line, specail mummy time, walks, treats, but not yet resorted to spanking but ive contemplated it ti be honest.
for those of you struggling with feeding - elizabeth is 6 weeks now and ive just got the breast feeding to be painfree on the right and only slightly painful on the left. it is a hard struggle and i guess my only advise is set a time limit to how long you want to keep trying for, and if its still not working - say at 10 weeks, then consider giving it up....??/? My feeding experience with DD1 was horrific and i wish i handt perserved so long at it as it did tarnish my early memories of my baby.
have a good day girls - try to get some rest.
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