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    **** in over this

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    Ask your FIL to do something kick and scream that you need help if your have to

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    Ask FIL if he can bath the boys while you cook dinner (or vice versa). If he says no tell him to eff off home

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    It's not FIL, it's my dad who's staying here.

    But anyway, I'll ask him to bath DS1 later but whether or not DS1 wants him to or not is a different story.

    I already bathed DS2 earlier as he did a big poo plosion

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    Oops sorry lol..... if it was me and I know I'm not you but id be telling my dad to do something or get out. All too often dad has said he would help me when I lived around the corner from him but all he did was sit on my couch and do nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    It's not FIL, it's my dad who's staying here.

    But anyway, I'll ask him to bath DS1 later but whether or not DS1 wants him to or not is a different story.

    I already bathed DS2 earlier as he did a big poo plosion
    I hope your dad helps out then. I have banned my dad from visiting overnight during stressful times (eg newborn days) because he is lazy and is more of a hindrance than a help...

    If your DS doesn't want your dad to bath him then your dad can cook. Or do the washing. Sweep the floor. Seriously your hubby is away there had to be something your dad can do to help otherwise what is the point.

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    I've asked him to bath ds1 he said ok.

    He will cook etc when I ask him too.

    Basically the main reason he's here is so that I have company and don't feel so alone and also for safety reasons at night. Help is just a bonus...

    But in saying that he is holding. DS2 while he's cranky and I help DS 1 eat his soup

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    I've asked him to bath ds1 he said ok.

    He will cook etc when I ask him too.

    Basically the main reason he's here is so that I have company and don't feel so alone and also for safety reasons at night. Help is just a bonus...

    But in saying that he is holding. DS2 while he's cranky and I help DS 1 eat his soup
    Hope you have a good night then ...
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    Hey girls-- sorry I've been MIA, we've moved house so super busy this past week.

    Some of you are doing it tough! I've been ready along and feeling so bad for you.

    Our nights have been pretty good lately but I don't feel any less tired . He's only waking 1-2 times this past week which is great but the only waking or the second waking is around 4 or 5 and then he's really restless so I often feel like I've been awake since 4. He's asleep but does this thing where he kicks his legs up and slams them down in his sleep and wakes himself if I don't rest my arm on them. A tight muslin across him was working but now he gets out of it. So I'm half asleep, holding a baby down to keep him asleep from 5-7....

    Naps are hit and miss. Some days he's been really easy this week and others he's needed me more than normal so I haven't gotten much unpacking done! I think his new room is too bright so he's waking too much between sleep cycles, looking around and then getting over stimulated and then over tired. Ordering a blackout blind today!

    SAgirl. I do a mix of Gina Ford's feed times (like Tizzie's) plus SOS and BabyBliss sleep routine. SOS and babybliss times are really similar but I find BabyBliss a bit more realistic and laid back about it all. She focuses more on how long they've been up and can stay awake. So although his naps tend to be around the same times everyday I pay more attention to how long he's been awake and he'll go down a half hour earlier if needed. This helps with his waking and self settling because if he's too tired when he goes down then I'm guaranteed to have to help him to sleep more and then guaranteed when he comes out of a cycle he'll need me again. Whereas if he's not too tired it's dummy in, falls asleep and he'll do the cycle transition on his own or only need me for a minute. Letting him cry at all guarantees that I'll have to help him more.

    I think a lot of the books are great as a reference point to get an idea of feeding and sleeping routines but best to still follow your instincts about what you should do as well.

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    Well the past few nights and days have been horrible. DS hasn't slept past the first sleep cycle at all during the day... I've tried leaving him to settle himself and I've tried helping him... Nothing worked. There has been a lot of crying from both of us and even some very loud screaming from me just to release some frustration

    The nights have been crappy too. Waking every 2 hours I'm sooo tired

    So anyway today he slept in the pram for one cycle roughly while dad and I tok ds1 to the playground, and then we came home and ds2 was tired again, so I fed him to sleep today as the SOS just wasn't working for us anyway he's now been asleep for over an hour!!! The first time in DAYS! Wow! Only problem is I laid in bed the whole time and just couldn't fall asleep myself... Sigh.

    But at least he's done it!!! That's gotto count for something hey? Tell me it's a change? PLEASE!!!

    I also started him on rice cereal this morn.

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