The steady sonambulism

A new baby means a lack of sleep. In the first few weeks they figure that the baby will be fed 6-8 times in a 24 hour period, so you can assume that you will be up every four hours. But what they don’t tell you / what you forget is that you start the feed every four hours. The feed takes say half an hour, add ten minutes trying to get the wind up and you could be looking at another half an hour to an hour settling the baby back to sleep. So she starts screaming at 3am, 4.15am you crawl back into bed giving you 2 and 3/4 hours sleep before it starts again. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Hence if my eyes are red and I sleep walk through the afternoon I trust you will understand. Yawn. zzzZZZZZZZZZZ

1 Comment

  1. Paul Hanks · Friday, 20 July, 2007

    oh my god that made me laugh …. probably because I could have written it! We got the timings all wrong for the first 2 weeks as we thought it was 3 hours from the end of the feed not the begining – not surprised he cried, the little mite must have been starving. Bad Daddy!

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