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#1 kazzamama

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

I am having a minor medical procedure in the morning - really routine but they need to use a general anaesthetic.



Is it sad that I am really looking forward to the nap??? ph34r.gif

Obviously I have not chosen to have this procedure for the sleep, but it got me thinking, what extents people with "sleep-challenged" babies/children go to for a bit of sleep!

I have also been known to nap in the car in the Coles carpark, if I pull in and both girls are asleep. No way am I going grocery shopping with 2 tired girls and one tired me! But I do wonder what passers-by think...

So what have you done for a bit of shuteye?

#2 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Once I had a pain in my side. I thought it might be appendicitis. Part of me wanted it to be appendicitis so that I could go to the hospital to sleep. It was in the midst of my newborn plus 18 months old era. It wasn't my appendix by the way so I never got the sleep but I do know what you mean!

#3 WYSIWYG

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

I wish there was something I could do! I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, both sleep through, but I still don't seem to get enough sleep. Zzz.

#4 kay11

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

LOL
I had a lumbar puncture when my second was a few months old and was told that I would need to lie flat on my back for four hours afterwards.

I thought exactly the same thing.

It was bliss and far too short.

#5 kay11

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

Oh and I've just forked out 2 grand for blockout curtains for the kids room.  Sick of seeing  the world at 5am.

#6 Just Another Cat

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hmm... I don't know what I would do, but I'm sooooo tired. I have been known to sit in the car on the driveway while the kids are asleep. Sadly, both kids are rarely napping at the same time sad.gif

#7 Agnodice the Feral

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

Conferences. I went away on my first when DS1 was 8 months old. The first night everyone else went out - I went back to my hotel room, ordered room service, and slept for 12 hours straight. Bliss!

#8 KnightsofNi

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

I had a 15 minute nap in the carpark (in my car) before work tonight. It was a lovely power nap, that had the added bonus of getting rid of my headache.

#9 flapjacks

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

An old western movie was on the telly while I was feeding DS when he was a few months old and not sleeping well. One man was shot and fell into a haystack and I thought 'oh that looks nice'.

#10 pinkcupcakes

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

when getting stitched up after having ds, i had the option of being put to sleep for the procedure or remaining lucid. i chose to sleep, and it was awesome!so there i was, feet in stirrups with a bunch of strangers sticking needles into my nether regions and i couldnt have been more relaxed! gotta love the anaesthetic! yyawn.gif

#11 BadgerBasher

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

I told my mum I was having difficulty cleaning the house with Beanie messing it right up again as I went. She took Bean for 5 hours on a Saturday. I slept for 4, and stuffed all the crap in the back room and vacuumed the obvious bits in the last hour.

Felt gooooood. She's doing it again on Saturday but this time I actually do have to clean because we're having guests in the evening. I hate guests but sometimes it's hard to say "NOOOOOOOOOOOO"


Note: I hate having people over because I think they're judging, not because I hate the actual person. I'm often quite fond of the guest themselves.

#12 wallofdodo

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:16 AM

Another who loves a GA. Most amazing power nap.

#13 Bubblicious

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

Another who will have a power nap in the car if DD is asleep, and of we have a bad night and I am at work, I have been known to have a nap in the car or at a desk that's kinda hidden... Might be doing that one today lol

#14 Ice Queen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

The other day DS was having a late arvo nap, he had been a nightmare and DD was wanting to play.  i was SOOOOOOO tired.  

I said 'Lets play Mums and Dads' (her favourite game at the moment).  'I will be the little girl, I am tired and need a nap like DS'.  I lay down on the couch and she put a rug on me and started fussing over me being the mum.  Play School then came on the TV so she got distracted, forgot about me and watched PS.  I had a blissfull 20min powernap interspersed with PS singing and woke when I heard the finishing song.  There was even dribble on the pillow!

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (Ehill @ 16/11/2012, 08:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The other day DS was having a late arvo nap, he had been a nightmare and DD was wanting to play.  i was SOOOOOOO tired.  

I said 'Lets play Mums and Dads' (her favourite game at the moment).  'I will be the little girl, I am tired and need a nap like DS'.  I lay down on the couch and she put a rug on me and started fussing over me being the mum.  Play School then came on the TV so she got distracted, forgot about me and watched PS.  I had a blissfull 20min powernap interspersed with PS singing and woke when I heard the finishing song. There was even dribble on the pillow!


Well it doesn't get any better than that does it? The true sign of a good sleep.

My neighbour resorted to driving her DS around the block one night to get him to sleep. When he dropped off she parked in the driveway and slept in the car with him until he woke up hours later.

#16 sarahec

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

Sleeping in the car when the kids are, fantastic idea!!!

#17 kazzamama

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

Ah - I do love a good dribble sleep!
I should try the mums and dads game idea - it's a favourite here too.

Well I had the procedure, and (apart from having my wrist opened) it was a bit like a day spa... I had a lovely big dressing gown, sat and crocheted a hat while I waited, had tea and sandwiches delivered to me when I woke.

It even cost the same as a day at the spa! unsure.gif

Now if only I didn't have this pesky recovery! biggrin.gif

#18 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Not me but my mum.  She invented a game for us called "dead kitties" where we all had to lie on the floor and pretend to be.....   Clearly she was power napping.

#19 Guest_Jenifer Cheesecake_*

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

My cosleeping DD has acquired a horrible sleep association: nipple pinching. I have to let her pinch my nipple between her fingernails all night otherwise she cries and won't go to sleep and none of us get any sleep at all.

Big mistake on my part, allowing this to happen.  ohmy.gif

#20 Escapin

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (Jenifer Cheesecake @ 19/11/2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My cosleeping DD has acquired a horrible sleep association: nipple pinching. I have to let her pinch my nipple between her fingernails all night otherwise she cries and won't go to sleep and none of us get any sleep at all.

Big mistake on my part, allowing this to happen.  ohmy.gif


Whoops! I don't know whether to laugh or whimper reading that!!!

#21 Jenferal

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

"My cosleeping DD has acquired a horrible sleep association: nipple pinching. I have to let her pinch my nipple between her fingernails all night otherwise she cries and won't go to sleep and none of us get any sleep at all."



You win the thread.

Mum used to say my sister (also a cosleeper) used to lick mum's nipple ALL NIGHT while she was teething, drove mum MAD. I can't imagine a nipple pinch all night.

Edited by Jenflea, 19 November 2012 - 08:29 PM.


#22 Feral_Pooks

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Oh my goodness. I've slept in the car in the carport while DS slept in his carseat. I've slept on the floor next to the cot so I could just lean over to pat, give back dummy, etc. because getting up and down was driving me nuts. I've slept on the floor with him asleep on my tummy. I've slept in the backyard next to DS sleeping in his pram...



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