Jump to content

The things we do for sleep
*FLUFF*


21 replies to this topic

#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 No-pants Agnodice

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...



Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reaction to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Empowering bikini photo of 46-year-old mum goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

Every toddler's favourite television pig is being sued by an Italian woman who shares a name with a Peppa Pig character.

Meet the Mpregs, the male pregnancy enthusiasts

"Men can't have babies - that's something only women can do! But our community is full of like-minded people who wish otherwise."

Your new motherhood survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.

More than 100,000 cars recalled globally after death of pregnant woman

The announcement of a mass recall comes as Malaysian police investigate the death of pregnant woman in July.

I had a 'good baby' but still suffered from postnatal depression

I had a much wanted precious baby girl, a 'good baby' who slept well, self settled and was mostly content. It just seemed implausible to think I could succumb to depression.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Eating ice may give mental boost to the iron deficient: study

A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.

Tiny lives in caring hands: Thank U NICU Day

Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.

A trace of sesame could kill my son

Helen Richardson son's had two anaphylactic reactions in a month. It's traumatic for everyone.

When you know before the test says yes

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

What not to do when your partner is in labour

Robbie Williams stole the show during his wife Ayda's labour, pretty much demonstrating everything on the "what not to do when your partner is in labour" list.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Dad breastfeeds his babies

Trevor Macdonald has now been pregnant twice, and is successfully breastfeeding his newest family member.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.