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    Brenda2011
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    hi there,as some of you may know i have only had my daughter home from hospital a short time & it is so great to have her here but last night i felt like cracking up,sleep deprivation really is a form of torture!

    i got up to feed her at 3.30am & she fed for over an hour only to then 10minutes later projectile vomit the whole feed up over herself,me,the couch & the carpet.so after changing her & sorting out as many of the stains as i could she was screaming for another feed as obviously she had emptied her tummy cos of the large vomit,so i then fed her again for another hour but after it she just wouldnt settle and everytime i put her back in her moses basket she would scream & cry so eventually after being up with her for 4 hours she went to sleep.

    then this morning i couldnt lie in as a specialist nurse was coming to give her an RSV injection,the visit took about an hour.she was a bit upset by the injection & hasnt really settled down since then & seems out of sorts,am keeping an eye on her temperature etc….but nurse said there dont tend to be side effects to it.

    anyway i just thought i would share my sleep deprived night with you all & hope that tonight is a better night for us both!

    #119054
    Jedt
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    i feel your pain…our lo was a fab sleeper but has been a nightmare past few weeks, i am a walking zombie!!

    its just a phase though….i know it will pass soon (i hope so anyway!!)

    best advice to you is….nap, nap, nap as much as you can!!

    happy new year!!

    #119069
    pookie2
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    My sympathies!! My 11 month old still is up twice a night (midnight & 4) & I have a 3 and a 4 year old who are not dry at night yet & regularly potter in to me for a cuddle or because they are wet. Daddy is overseas a lot, so I’m on my own mostly. I love them to piece, but I also work fulltime, so no sleep-ins – and there are days when I struggle to hold it together.

    I’m afraid to take up my friend’s invitation to go to the cinema, because if you put me in a dark, warm room minus kiddies, I’d be snoring in minutes and would never live it down….. 🙄

    There really is a reason what they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture!

    #119077
    Jedt
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    our little girl woke up 5 times last night. we have moved her from her moses basket to her cot in her own room this week and she is not a happy bunny at all.

    we thought she was getting fed up in the moses basket and was waking alot as she is getting big and maybe was feeling a bit restricted – so we hoped that when we moved her into the bigger cot, she would sleep better with more room to wiggle about but its not going smoothly yet.

    I am so knackered but I know she is our last baby and I know this is only a phase (I have to keep telling myself that or I’ll crack up!) so I am trying to enjoy the middle of the night cuddles as much as I can – while she still wants me to cuddle her. I know it is a short term thing as her big brother is 8 now and the cuddles are not so frequent with him so enjoying snuggling babs as much as possible!

    If I wasn’t breastfeeding think I would be addicted to coffee but as it is, having to make do with just the odd cup….the joys of motherhood!!!

    #119096
    munchin
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    the sleepness nights are tough alright but esp in the begining, my dd1 was a brilliant sleeper buy dd2 not so good and i tried everything, eventually i got used to a broken nights sleep that i was more tired after an unbroken night if that makes sense 😆 in your case babs is still very very younger and she will most likely settle for you -as sabbi says nap nap nap – as much as is poss, nap when baby if you can.

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