Oh how I dream for a night where I can get a full night’s sleep.
It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, I have atleast 2 out of 3 waking me up every hour or so.
Both me and their dad have always loved our sleep so I thought atleast 1 of them would too. How wrong was I?
Don’t get me wrong, I love my babies! And I know sleepless nights come with motherhood. But I’m talking 3 children, 3 children who don’t know what sleep is and are constantly waking up.
I’ve tried so many things, bath and story before bed, supper, white noise, teddy, film and nothing, and I mean nothing, works for us.
Harriet’s always suffered with night terrors and nightmares from a very young age. I’m not sure why, and when she does have a night terror it can last up to 15/20mins and all I can do is sit with her and give her a cuddle until she snaps out of it.
Elsie was premature so I was up feeding her every 2 hours when she was a newborn. By the time I was allowed to feed on demand she’d got herself into the routine of 2 hourly so was still constantly waking. Obviously she isn’t that bad now, but still, at the age of 2, she wakes atleast once throughout the night.
And George, well I don’t know what to say about this one. It maybe doesn’t help that he’s had a bad chest for 6weeks, and we all know how badly poorly babies sleep. It always seems to be worse for him at night. Maybe if he wasn’t constantly poorly he would be sleeping through by now? Who knows? But George is definitely by far the worst at the moment. He cries pretty much every hour throughout the night. And half the time he wont take his dummy or bottle so I just have to try and soothe him until he stops. Which sometimes takes me half an hour.
I always see people saying how their 6week old baby slept through the night. And my baby has been sleeping through from 3 months. And I can’t help but get jealous. Why don’t my babies do that? Can they not just all sleep through, just one night, so I can catch up on my sleep and not constantly feel like a walking piece of crap.
So after my little vent, does anyone have any tips? How can I help my kiddies to sleep? Or am I just meant for this sleepless life. 😂
Lots of love,