Originally Posted by mightymoo
I also need to be conscious of what I'm doing to myself. After the kids go to bed, I love the free time I have then, but I find I get myself too tired by staying up too late and then when they get up in the morning, I'm exhausted.
Holy Cow Mighty Moo, (sorry, i had to say that...
That is me! Just last night my dh IMPLORED me to go to bed for heaven's sake.
But, I can't. It is so hard for me to wake up at 5:30, spend the entire day getting stuff for little people, then rush madly around the house to put them to bed at 7pm... and then go to sleep? But, it would just start all over again in the morning... and all I'd have to show for it would be a few interupted dreams about the children.
So, I am thinking I will try to give myself one night of sleep a week. I will just go to bed as soon as the baby is asleep. Period. Well, we'll see. Movies are fun. That is another thing... why don't I shower or something instead of putting on a movie? At least then I'd be tired but clean. I could really use a few showers.
Ramble ramble ramble.
... also... this is OT, but:
i didn't even know you could night wean a baby? i am not questioning you here, just, really... i didn't know you could do that. i tried to nightwean our oldest when he was 13 months and i was a month pregnant. that lasted about one night. i thought it wasn't even possible until they were day weaned. i would love to nurse less at night. it is just about this age (9 months) that mine start nursing more frequently at night, and in my opinion become dependent on having the nipple in their mouth to sleep. with all the biting that has been going on around my brestaurant at night i could use some advice if you have any. maybe i should try just sitting up in the night to nurse him rather than allowing him to suckle all night long?