Tuesday 9 June 2015

Dreaming Of A Full Night's Sleep

I have not had a full night of uninterrupted sleep in over two years now, to say that I am exhausted would be an understatement as I constantly feel tired and grumpy every single day. If you read my blog regularly you will know the reason for my lack of sleep is having two children so close together in age. I fell pregnant with my son when my daughter was only five months old and by the time she was sleeping through the night, I was too heavily pregnant to sleep myself. 

The newborn days are behind us now as my baby boy is now nine months old and really he should be sleeping through the night and letting me get such much-needed rest, but lately, his sleeping habits have been worse than when he was a newborn baby. He goes to sleep in his cot no problem at all at around 7 pm and sleeps soundly for a few hours, then he starts waking up during the night normally around four times and then he is waking up at 5 am thinking it is playtime. No matter what we try to do he will not go back to sleep.

We have tried changing him, feeding him, putting him in our bed with us, giving him milk, giving him a dummy, putting him to bed later and even moving his cot. Nothing at all has worked, we are so tired as this has been happening for a couple of months now. I am living on copious amounts of coffee to get through each day and I am finding I am too tired to stay up on an evening to do anything. 

Something we have been thinking about is maybe the light is waking him up now that summer is here and the mornings are getting lighter, we have blinds and thick curtains in his bedroom and his cot is away from the window but the room still gets light early. We have been discussing getting a blackout blind for his bedroom window to see if this will help with his sleeping pattern as he used to sleep until at least 7.30 before the mornings got lighter. 

Do you use a blackout blind with your children and have you found they help? I would love to know. 



  1. Its really hard going with out sleep isn't it. My son is now 2 and only wakes about once a night now. We co-sleep because at 15 weeks I was like "no i am not doing this whole 2 hours of wrestling him back into the cot thing" baby number 2 is due next month... back to sleepless nights eek!

    1. It really is my son is 9 months and he keeps waking for milk to settle him back to sleep and he wakes so early ( between 4.30-5.30 ) every single morning. I co slept with my oldest and she use to love it and slept all night from being a few months old so fingers crossed that you get a good sleeper this time around xx


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