Night feeds 

One of the shitest parts of having a newborn has to be the night feeds (well for me it is anyway). Kai is 6 weeks now and waking on average every 3 hours for a feed. Its draining and i often find myself thinking jeez im too old for this shit lol 

Im a bit naughty il pop kai over my shoulder to wind him then before i know it were both snoozing. I cant help it he loves a snuggle. I know its really dangourous but i dont even feel myself drifting off to sleep. Touch wood i havent droped him yet 🙂

I started a tv series on prime calles Ray Donovon , i totally recomend it its been really good so far. 

Anyway its friday now which means my other half can help with the feeds. Im off to Bedfordshire:)

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Bad habits

Last night marked the second night Max has slept in bed with me and Danny has slept on the sofa in the games room (lucky sod).

Max never used to settle in bed with us but it seems he’s got a taste for the luxury of a double bed.

He has been poorly so I’ve not minded him being in with us. This morning he seems on the mend so it’s back to his own bed tonight (wether he wants to or not).

I have never really been pro Co sleeping. I beleve this is dangerous with small babies because of the time
risk of squashing them or suffocation (that’s just my opinion).

I find I dont sleep as well when Max is in with me. Right now I need all the sleep I can get before baby number 2 turns up.

I can understand why he would rather be in my bed than he’s cot,I’d choose my bed as well. Roll on his big room being sorted then he can go in his toddler bed.

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Last night I did something I always said I would never do

I let Max sleep in my bed!!!!!

I’m not a fan of co sleeping, lets just put it out there. I’m also not a fan of bed nests. That doesn’t mean I think these methods are right or wrong they just don’t sit well with me. Maybe if I had been able to breastfeed then I may have had a different opinion.

So back to my co sleeping incident.

Max went to bed at the normal time (7 pm) he slept soundly until 11.30 pm when he woke me with his cry. I went to check on him and noticed that he felt a little warm. So I took him out of the sleeping bag and realised he was actually very warm. Out came the calpol and Max was stripped down to his nappy.

He just wouldn’t settle, he was so clingy and kept crying out in pain. It was heartbreaking.

I took the spare duvet and camped out on the floor next to his bed.

From 11.30 till 1 am he was on and off sleeping and crying. He constantly wanted to be held, as soon as I put him down he would wake and cry.

It was a viscous circle.

I was at my wits end, I didn’t want to leave him to cry. Clearly he was in pain but I also had to be realistic I couldn’t hold him all night (the boy is very heavy).

So I caved, I chucked Danny downstairs and put Max in my bed.We created a wall of pillows and put the spare duvet on the hard floor (just in case). I sacrificed my duvet and made do with a holey blanket of Max’s.

Surprise Surprise it worked and he slept till 5 am, at which point I said hell no were not getting up, back to your cot you go.

We’ve had a pretty trying day, Max’s temp has been up and down.

Its been exhausting.

Thankfully he seemed to pick up as the day has gone on so I’m hoping for a better night than last night.

Were so lucky with Max, he’s such a great sleeper that nights like that really knock us for six 🙂