I'm beautifully rested! I only have 1 dd, 6yrs, and she's been sleeping straight through the night since 15m.<br>
We all go to bed around 9pm and I wake up at 6:30am, dd at 7am.<br><br>
Mind you when dd was an infant, birth to 9m, I was in the crazied sleep deprived catagory! That was actually the main reason Dh and I have put off having another dc! I was near death.
My DD sleeps much better with DH than with me, but I'm not quite ready to nightwean her completely yet, so I sleep in the bedroom with her in the crib beside me until she wakes up around 12 (sometimes she wakes up around 10 but she falls back asleep when I pick her up). I nurse her, put her back in the crib, and go sleep on the couch. DH takes over from me, DD wakes up usually around 3, gets into bed with dad, and sleeps for the rest of the night.<br><br>
I don't sleep that well on the couch, but I sleep better there than I would with DD waking up every 3 hours or sleeping in bed with me. I can't sleep with someone touching me - I wake up if they breathe heavily, literally.<br><br>
I answered "tired but functioning". It's the best we can do right now.
I get enough sleep about 99% of the time. We recently discovered that my 22 month old doesn't "need" to nurse if we put him on his father's side of the bed at night. If he wakes, DH just rubs his back until he falls back asleep, and I don't need to do any work. It's a nice change.
I already answered your other poll, but in a nutshell I:<br>
am sleep deprived<br>
stay up too late (I *need* a little "me time" after the kiddos are in bed)<br>
have an infant (3 1/2 months)<br>
and a 3 1/2 and a 5 year old
I'm a bit tired but functioning. My kids are 2.5 and almost 4 years. I'd be beautifully rested, but I'm 10 weeks pregnant. That makes me a lot more tired than usual. My kids have actually both slept all the way through the night for the past 4 nights. Shocking!
I voted for beautifully rested <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My dd didn't consistantly sleep more than 2 hours in a row til she was over a year and didn't sleep through the night until she was 3 years old. And she still had a lot of problems with sleep after that. My son on the other hand, came out of the womb sleeping 5 or 6 hours in a row and slept through the night really early (I can't remember when - 1 or so? Less?).<br><br>
And yes, they were both co-sleeping and nursed on demand. Despite what some will say, AP doesn't cure all ills <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Bridget's had her own room since she was 5 (when she asked for it) but hasn't slept it in consistantly until she was 7. That was about the age she started sleeping well every night.<br><br>
Owen (4) still sleeps with me. He nurses to sleep at night around 9:30/10:30 and doesn't wake again til around 8:30. And since his sister is finally sleeping well this past year and a half, I'm totally, wonderfully well rested. It's pure bliss I tell you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
Ds goes to sleep at 7 and wakes up at 7... but his stupid mother goes after he is asleep (yes there is someone home to watch him) and doesn't come home until late (always a phone call and less then 5 minutes away though) so I COULD be rested... but I have no self control... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
10mo dd co-sleeps through the night, its 3yods that wakes up at 0645<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . And I need to try and do school work while working on getting dd to sleep on the couch until I go to bed.
I need sleep<br><br>
~am 37 weeks preggo<br>
~ we have 3 children 7,4,2. They normally are in bed at 9 - 9:30 and get up between 7-8.<br><br>
Heart burn wakes me up at night along with the need to pee.
i answered tired but functioning. i was tempted by sleepy...my fault but yk, its NOT my fault that i need time w/ dh who is a night owl and time to myself. i'm skipping naptime right now so i can have some mdc time.
Up until about 6 months ago I was So sleep deprived, I'm crazy, insane and gone completely mad... Ds has since learnt how to sleep a lot better. I was so sleep deprived I would cry for no reason, couldn't talk, would do some really strange things and have no recollection of doing them.