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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Cos last time I checked babies don't actually read books nor do they author them

    It kinda makes life more interesting doesn't it? When they surprise you with a curve ball?
    And this is exactly why I haven't read one, that and the fact I haven't slept a full night since I was 4 months pregnant haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Cos last time I checked babies don't actually read books nor do they author them

    It kinda makes life more interesting doesn't it? When they surprise you with a curve ball?
    We wouldn't have anything to talk about as well!

    And no reason for wine. Mmmmm.. wine. Cannot wait for a teeny little glass after bub is born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin275 View Post
    And this is exactly why I haven't read one, that and the fact I haven't slept a full night since I was 4 months pregnant haha

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    Maybe you need to go out with a fellow hubber and get your wine on

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    We wouldn't have anything to talk about as well!

    And no reason for wine. Mmmmm.. wine. Cannot wait for a teeny little glass after bub is born.
    Dudette! We could talk about far more interesting topics... like wine? Or what wine goes with what food?

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    Or where to go for our dream wine tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin275 View Post
    And this is exactly why I haven't read one, that and the fact I haven't slept a full night since I was 4 months pregnant haha

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    The last time I had a good night's sleep was the night before I went into labor with DS. I remember it so well because I had pregnancy insomnia with him as well. It was like my body decided to give me a tiny reprieve before it sent me on the ride of my life.

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    What I wouldn't give for a nice glass of wine. Or a g&t.

    The other night DH decided to get experimental and made a latte martini in front of me, I was like 'dude. You are cruel.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Why do our children test us so much and not fit into a sleep book guide/theory. Just one. Any one. At least we can follow a guide. Not just have kids/babies that do whatever and don't fit anywhere because they keep changing lol.
    A good sleep book has a bunch of ideas that you can fit into your parenting toolkit and draw out as needed. The more books - or the more you consult others with a wife range of views, the bigger your toolkit. There's no set prescription unfortunately it's up to parent to analyse a situation and draw on their toolkit to respond accordingly. The bigger the toolkit the quicker it *can* be to pinpoint an issue and respond accordingly. The smaller a parents toolkit (eg by refusing to read anything or genuinely consult and swap ideas with others - not saying that's what you've done at all) the more difficult it *can* be. It's not easy by any means - it can be very difficult when you have other things on your plate (other kids to look after etc). A one stop prescription would if course be nice ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    What I wouldn't give for a nice glass of wine. Or a g&t.

    The other night DH decided to get experimental and made a latte martini in front of me, I was like 'dude. You are cruel.'
    At least my DH has been pretty much drinking beer (some scotch here and there). If he started drinking wine again I would cry!

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    A good sleep book has a bunch of ideas that you can fit into your parenting toolkit and draw out as needed. The more books - or the more you consult others with a wife range of views, the bigger your toolkit. There's no set prescription unfortunately it's up to parent to analyse a situation and draw on their toolkit to respond accordingly. The bigger the toolkit the quicker it *can* be to pinpoint an issue and respond accordingly. The smaller a parents toolkit (eg by refusing to read anything or genuinely consult and swap ideas with others - not saying that's what you've done at all) the more difficult it *can* be. It's not easy by any means - it can be very difficult when you have other things on your plate (other kids to look after etc). A one stop prescription would if course be nice ....
    I was kidding lol.

    But in all seriousness once I read sleeping like a baby and read that my baby is normal for waking, wanting comfort from me/DH by sleeping nearby, feeding to sleep is normal etc etc - well that was the book for me.

    I relaxed and went with it after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    At least my DH has been pretty much drinking beer (some scotch here and there). If he started drinking wine again I would cry!



    I was kidding lol.

    But in all seriousness once I read sleeping like a baby and read that my baby is normal for waking, wanting comfort from me/DH by sleeping nearby, feeding to sleep is normal etc etc - well that was the book for me.

    I relaxed and went with it after that.
    Haha! I think he realized it was pretty mean! He's been mostly sticking to beer or a cheap bottle of red or the occasional whiskey, under strict instructions to not open any nice bottles!


 

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