The parent insomniac


They say everyone should get 8 hours sleep a night, well whoever said that clearly did not have children. I genuinely can not remember the last time I got a full unbroken 8 hours sleep… intact make hat a full unbroken 6 hours!!

I have to admit I was a little smug when Mop Top slept through from pretty early on. She went in her own room at about 5/6 months and we rarely had distributed night sleeps.
So I kind of need to admit with my tail between my legs that my second bubba, my little bear is a pickle during the night.
He goes down like a dream at 630, then 1am strikes and Bear feels it appropriate to wake and stay awake for the next few hours. We try and settle him in his own bed. But the majority of the time we give in and he ends up in our bed. (Cue the Health Visitor groans)
I may be making a rod for my own back by putting him in our bed, but when it’s 4 am and you can hardly keep your eyes open it is so necessary!

With a wake up call at 6am from both of them, the days are hard! Ah man I am tired! And in fact as I write this I am drinking a very chocolatey hot chocolate with quite a few biscuits. It’s the only way to get through the day.

I very lucky in the sense that we live at my parents, as it means mum does help me out with little things through the day. But wow a day with very little sleep the night before is super hard.
It’s funny isn’t it because when you don’t have kids, and maybe you have one late night out you struggle to make it through the day, well us mummies (and daddies) have a good few months of it.

But I have to keep reminding myself that my babies are small for such a small period of time and I will get my sleep back….. eventually….. I hope!

But right now we are persevering with a good bed time routine and hope he realises that 2, 3 and 4am is not time for mummy smiles!

Do you have a sleeper or a non sleeper? What’s your best sleep tip?
Would love to hear them!!!
Love a tired mummy

You really don’t know tiredness until you are a parent!

img_8088Since becoming a parent I have come to realise there is tired and then there’s parent tiredness. It’s a whole other ball game.

Some days I wake in the morning and genuinely do not know how I am going to make it to lunch time let alone dinner time. But somehow I do…. everyday we make it through the day.
Remember when you used to party till 4am, get up and go to work then next day….. oh how my life has changed! Haha
I’m sure there must be some form of auto pilot that triggers as soon as you have children. You are up all night with the baby then carry on all day.
We have recently purchased FitBits, which can really highlight the broken little sleep we’ve had. Sometimes I take mine off at night as I really don’t need that depressive moment in the morning when my phone tells me I’ve had 4hours on average that night!

Mop Top is really good during the night, 99% of the time we don’t hear from her 7pm-6am but Bear is still a little pickle at night. Sometimes feeding 2-3 times, but he is getting there. I keep telling myself it is for a really short period of time. This time next year (when hopefully he is sleeping through) I’ll be wishing he was diddy again!

img_8009Anyway it’s 9:33 and I am still awake missing out on valuable sleeping hours. So as my Nan and grandad used to say……
Good night. Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bug bites, if they do whack em on the head with a great big shoe