So since I’m against Cry It Out methods and I have a baby that really doesn’t like to sleep I have spent the last 8 nearly 9 months on very little sleep.
Not only have I adjusted to it, I’m actually functioning pretty well. This is a surprise because pre-Sidekick I had to have my eight hours otherwise I was a grumpy monster. Motherhood changes ya!
One thing I quickly learnt was how to live on the sleep I was getting.
Here are some things I have learnt about surviving and living on very little sleep.
If you’ve read any of my posts on sleep you will know that Sidekick does not relax into sleep easily.
We’re getting better at it but we are still a long way off what many so called sleep experts would say is good.
You will also know that I oppose Cry It Out methods.
On Thursday just gone I had my doubts confirmed. CIO is just cruel.
Continue reading “Cry It Out is cruel”
According to most parenting books, I am parenting all wrong when it comes to sleep.
Continue reading “Warning! Teething baby doesn’t sleep”
I didn’t want to do co-sleeping. It wasn’t that I was against it I was just too terrified of squishing the baby!
But here I am a bed sharing parent.
Continue reading “Reluctant bed sharer”
Ahhh the well known rod, come on everyone let’s say the well known phrase together…’you’re making a rod for your own back’. There don’t we all feel better now.
Hubby and I have been told this a lot, especially concerning our sleep arrangements with Sidekick.
Continue reading “Back meet rod”
That’s what everyone says. That it gets easier. That there are key times when things start to get easier. The first is 6 weeks, then 8 weeks, then 3 months, then 6 months. It goes on and on. I began to call these points the Magical Fairy, the Magical 6 week Fairy.
The fairy didn’t visit.
Continue reading “It gets easier…right?”