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    Default Little to no sleep.. absolutely exhausted.

    I am exhausted.

    DP is a baker, his alarm goes off early in the morning and it wakes me up too, even on a vibrating alarm.

    If I don’t get up to study and I do go back to sleep, I am shortly after woken by DS at 6:00am who thinks he is being lovely by gently stroking my leg while he wakes me up or by DD screaming at me.

    My days are getting less productive and my studies are suffering. I’m slowly losing my mind L
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    What time are you going to bed in the evenings? Since having bubba who is 7 weeks old we go to bed soon after ds1 and ds2 go to bed and are asleep by 7.30 considering Bubba wakes twice during the night we will be in bed by 8.30 usually. Dh and I are early rises anyway so sleeping in isn't a desire for me. I feel better getting up early and being productive. I walk in the mornings and then come home after dropping ds1 at school and do some form of exercise whether it's on the treadmill, yoga etc then start my day with the kids. Even if having a rough day it's often good to get out and about even though you may not feel like it, staying home locked away can make you feel more tired and down. So generally I find going to bed early, getting up early, exercise and eating properly works for me, and trying to rest during the day. My ds2 is 3.5yrs and will still have a day sleep so quite often I can time it so him and the baby are asleep at the same time so I can have a rest too, not necessarily a sleep every time but quiet rest time. I have play dates through the week and go to play group too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    What time are you going to bed in the evenings? Since having bubba who is 7 weeks old we go to bed soon after ds1 and ds2 go to bed and are asleep by 7.30 considering Bubba wakes twice during the night we will be in bed by 8.30 usually. Dh and I are early rises anyway so sleeping in isn't a desire for me. I feel better getting up early and being productive. I walk in the mornings and then come home after dropping ds1 at school and do some form of exercise whether it's on the treadmill, yoga etc then start my day with the kids. Even if having a rough day it's often good to get out and about even though you may not feel like it, staying home locked away can make you feel more tired and down. So generally I find going to bed early, getting up early, exercise and eating properly works for me, and trying to rest during the day. My ds2 is 3.5yrs and will still have a day sleep so quite often I can time it so him and the baby are asleep at the same time so I can have a rest too, not necessarily a sleep every time but quiet rest time. I have play dates through the week and go to play group too.
    I walk DS to school everyday and try to hit the gym for an hour every weeknight. My times to be able to study are really dependant on the kids. I usually try in the morning (where I am most productive), but if not it has to eat into my bed time which is about 9:30 otherwise I stress and don't sleep.

    I don't know, maybe I'm just being a whinger, lol. I've just noticed how lethargic I am and how sore my eyes are lately, I've already had my eyes tested and my glasses corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    I walk DS to school everyday and try to hit the gym for an hour every weeknight. My times to be able to study are really dependant on the kids. I usually try in the morning (where I am most productive), but if not it has to eat into my bed time which is about 9:30 otherwise I stress and don't sleep.

    I don't know, maybe I'm just being a whinger, lol. I've just noticed how lethargic I am and how sore my eyes are lately, I've already had my eyes tested and my glasses corrected.
    have you had your iron checked? A multivitamin may be beneficial if your not already taking one.

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    can you spend a few nights in another room to top up your sleep and have a few good nights without getting woken by your hubby/dp?
    I also find that I sleep better if I have exercised and have not slept in or napped (the last 2 are a distant memory!!)


 

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