Who knew a life could be so dictated by another person’s sleep pattern?
I’ve spent a full year obsessed with Fred’s sleep.
OMG HE SLEPT FOR 4 HOURS STRAIGHT! (Jan)
OMG HE’S BEEN ASLEEP FOR 6 HOURS SHOULD I WAKE HIM UP? (Feb)
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT EVERY TIME HE WOKE UP IN THE LAST 24 HOURS (Jan-present day)
HE ONLY NAPPED FOR HALF AN HOUR (April to August)
HE’S BEEN NAPPING FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!! (Magic 6 weeks that seem like a dream now)
Current sleep bore statements are about how he’s only sleeping ten hours at night and only naps for half an hour at a time…oh and he’s up at FIVE AM…
I have a friend who’s baby sleeps for about 13 hours at night and naps for about 3 and a half hours in the day…
But you have to stop yourself from being jealous..every baby is different..plus, everyone always thinks other mums have it better than them..there’s always something a mum is worried about or wishes was different.
Also, I know I’ve tried EVERYTHING. I’ve followed all the rules, I’ve tried every technique. Fred is a gorgeous baby..he’s healthy, he’s mostly happy..I just need to ride it out..appreciate what I have and get my mum to babysit every now and then so I can have a lie in..
Barring that..I’m going back to work in two weeks..I’ll sleep on the train!