What does a typical night of sleep look like for you these days?
The kiddos are down by 8pm, I *try* to go to bed at 10, but end up going at 11pm. I spend a few minutes reading then lights out. I get up with Andrew anywhere from 0-4 times. Sometimes to cover him back up, most time to tell him to stop crying and go to sleep . Then I stay in bed until the first kiddo wakes up around 7:30am.
Andrew is still waking up some nights? I didn't know that.
The time change messed me up. I was going to bed at 11:30 and was asleep by midnight. Now I'm up until one. Jordan does not get up until about 8:15-8:45, so at least I'm still getting a decent amount. Well, besides the multiple trips to the bathroom and the constant rotating from one side to the other.
I am funny in that I must have enough sleep. Without it I cannot function - apparently its a weird symptom of the Hashimoto's encephalopathy. Anyhow, I go to bed around 9, sleep by 10 at the latest and am up at 6. The kids generally sleep through the night so I get my 8.5 hours most of the time. Otherwise, I'm a zombie the next day and it takes me forever to catch up.
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989
Alison is in bed usually by 8pm and I must admit...I am close to follow. I have to be up around 5am to get ready for work and I have to say that if I don't get at least 8 hours, I am a cranky pants!! Alison usually sleeps through the night but for some reason the last week or so she has been waking up a couple of times crying. I think night terrors. I am out the door by 5:45 and DH says that Alison usually gets up within 20 minutes of me walking out the door. Weekend are better....we tend to all stay up later and sleep later. Usually Alison will crawl into bed for snuggles in the mornings. I love it!
Aiden goes down between 8 and 9:30pm. Usually it's more towards 9pm. Right now DH is home (training starts back up next week), so he's been staying up till 11pm. I'm such a night person that it's rare for me to be in bed asleep before 10pm. Recently I've been going down between midnight and 1am. DS wakes up about 7:30-8am. He comes into bed for his morning nursing. Every few days he'll fall back asleep for another hour and it's fantastic. Most nights Aiden STTN, but we usually have at least one night where he'll wake up once. Thankfully turning his classical music back on gets him to go back down most times.
The kids are usually asleep about 8-815. I stay up a bit and go on the computer since that's my only down time of the day. I also shower after they're in bed. Vivian was doing well with nights, but lately she's been up every 3 hours again. Thankfully she eats and goes right to sleep. Miles is also waking in the night still. He runs into our room. I walk him back to his bed, and cover him up. I tell him it's still night time and he usually goes back to sleep. Sometimes he doesn't and will come back again. Walk back to his room. I usually will lay down w/him for a few minutes then. Some nights he's up 2x. Most nights only 1 though. I'm up a lot in the night, but for some reason I have no problem falling back to sleep easily. Oh yeah, guess I'm tired!?!
All this talk of sleep is just reminding me how much things are going to change very soon. *sigh* Let's just hope there is no way it can be as hard as it was with Jordan. I appreciate every single night of sleep I get without being woken up, which is most nights now. DH and I were so miserably tired for so long. Of course if you ask my BIL, he will tell you it was our fault because our baby trained us that way.
Kayla- before I had a bad sleeper of my own, I would have sworn up and down it was the parents fault too. There is something about parenthood that has taught me to bite my lip and never say never. CIO would not work on Andrew. He would scream and get progressively worse until I went in anyways. be it 10 minutes later, or 10 hours later.
I think the smoke from the fires is bothering him now. It's making him cough and his nose run. thankfully all I have to do at night is either cover him back up (I'm guessing he gets cold and is not able to cover himself well?) or tell him to knock it off and he says, "Okay, Sorry. Ni-nite, Momma." Little cutie!