Sunday, 16 September 2012

Night owl

The Boy usually starts his day at 5.30am - he gets a feed, goes back to sleep while I pump, then wakes properly at about 7.

Tonight, he has woken at 3.30. His teeth are bothering him. I have given him Calpol and fed him, and now there is left to pump. The frustrating bit is that he's still trying to fight sleep, and I'm hoping he isn't going to wake up at 5. His father starts a new job tomorrow and I've got much to do, so the timing is not great.

I nearly posting a Facebook status saying "Bloody teeth!" or similar. Then I remembered how much reading that sort of thing cut me like a knife when I was going through IVF and recovering from losses.

So, on one level it's pretty frustrating, spending ages trying to get him to sleep. I can hear him chuntering away to himself, even now, and I think there might be more waking to come.

On the other hand, having to get up at 3am to look after him is an enormous privilege.


  1. No teething here yet, but I totally get you with the too early in the morning/night wakings/feedings.

  2. I'm glad you feel you can complain here. Because I love my sleep, and I hate not being able to sleep, or getting woken up early and not able to sleep, and I don't have a baby to feed and care for when I'm tired. Bloody teeth indeed!!

  3. The oddest thing is that, after years of going to bed and getting up at more or less the same time as us, the cat has now gone nocturnal and has periods where she gets up and gallops around the hallway. Usually not at the same time as the Boy is up.

  4. Happy ICLW!! What a nice way to remind yourself of what a blessing your baby is...even during those times when you are missing your sleep!!

  5. Hi from ICLW.

    Hey, its your blog, you can totally complain here! Even though you remember what it felt like, it totally makes sense that you'll feel frustrated sometimes.

  6. Hello from ICLW - I think it is remarkable that you can keep in mind "the other side" Facebook seems to be a place these days where people only share the best things, leaving spaces like blogs or twitter to share what is really on their mind.