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Never realised, pre-kidlet, just how much "sleep" is unconnected to "tired" in the mind of a baby.

He's tired. He's VERY tired. And yet he refuses to go to sleep, because he's TOO TIRED. WHY ARE YOU HARRASSING ME WITH DIFFICULT TASKS, MUMMY? CAN'T YOU SEE I'M TIRED?!!!


Have spent much of today
a) leaving him to cry in his cot (and hopefully fall asleep) while I do things around the house
b) leaving him to cry in his pram (and hopefully fall asleep) while I go grocery shopping
c) leaving him to cry in his carseat (and hopefully fall asleep) while I drive
d) leaving him to cry in his sling (and hopefully fall asleep) while I carry him around the house
...because there's only so much I can do to get him to sleep when he flatly refuses. Which, from his perspective, probably makes me a terribly mean mummy who's ignoring him - but, screw it. Mean mummy it is. GO TO SLEEP, KID.

Currently, sheer exhaustion is making him finally fall asleep in his sling. I'm trying to remain quiet and peaceful, in the hopes that he doesn't wake up again EVER until the husband gets home.

Date: 2015-02-05 06:56 pm (UTC)
rebcake: Joyce with Axe: Not in the brochure (btvs joyce axe)
From: [personal profile] rebcake
I have often thought that the lack of an "off" switch is a design flaw in babies.
Hang in there.

Date: 2015-02-05 07:46 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Archy the Cockroach)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
Now you know why new mothers always look like extras from Night of the Living Dead...

*hugs*


Gabrielle

Date: 2015-02-06 12:46 am (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
Ehehe...so the happy blissful glow is starting to fade...happens to us all. :-)
I also never realised before motherhood, how much broken sleep can *totally ruin* the following day for the parents.
Once you reach the wondrous stage of bub sleeping-for-hours-overnight, or even sleeping *through* the night, you wonder why the following day is so Happy and Awesome and Everything is Right with the World, and you're in such a good mood with the baby...and then you realise it's because you've actually slept for several hours straight. :-)

I'd try to give advice for getting Lachie to sleep, but it differs so much between bubs. Just keep trying your best, and he'll eventually settle. By two years old, at the latest. ;-)

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