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Old 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #21
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I'm also jealous of those who are still sleeping ! I get way more sleep with a newborn than I do in the last two months of being pregnant. I wake up to pee, turn over, or just because and I have restless legs so getting to sleep is worse
Yeah. Me too! I don't sleep. Restless legs, severe back pain, need to pee at least 5x a night, insomnia.....i wouldn't be in a hurry at all...if I wasnt so miserable!!

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Sleep! If you thinks its hard to sleep now you will enter a whole other world shortly. I also prepped a lot of meals ahead of time and stocked my freezer so I had food in my home to eat and didn't have to rely on fast food. Enjoy ladies- your LO will be here before you know it!
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Whoever said they get more sleep with a NB is totally correct. This isn't my first rodeo so I totally agree!
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Whoever said they get more sleep with a NB is totally correct. This isn't my first rodeo so I totally agree!
That's my experience, as well. But we cosleep the first year or so. I have more help from hubby in the newbie stage, too. I will say, sleep was rough when I had ds1, since he was never a good sleeper and bottle fed (and I was pregnant). Though neither of my boys were big sleepers, popping a boob in ds2's mouth then both drifting back to sleep was easy peasy. I did not care how often he woke until we moved him to his own room. Getting up and going upstairs for each waking is a pain.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #25
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Yeah. Me too! I don't sleep. Restless legs, severe back pain, need to pee at least 5x a night, insomnia.....i wouldn't be in a hurry at all...if I wasnt so miserable!!
Agreed ! Normally I wouldn't mind waiting. I would love to enjoy the time with my daughter and be patient but I'm too tired to do anything! This pregnancy has actually gone by really quickly and I'm greatful for that, I just hope these last few weeks go just as quickly.
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That's my experience, as well. But we cosleep the first year or so. I have more help from hubby in the newbie stage, too. I will say, sleep was rough when I had ds1, since he was never a good sleeper and bottle fed (and I was pregnant). Though neither of my boys were big sleepers, popping a boob in ds2's mouth then both drifting back to sleep was easy peasy. I did not care how often he woke until we moved him to his own room. Getting up and going upstairs for each waking is a pain.
Geeze we are like twins. Aren't you having your third boy too? My first I pumped for the first 5 weeks and bottle fed until I finally got him on the breast, but he could never side-lie nurse so I had to get up and down a lot and he was never a good sleeper. DS2 was as you said "easy peasy" because we coslept too and I just lifted my shirt and drifted back to sleep. The only thing in the beginning that sucks is that my kids seem to poop every time they eat at night so I have to get up for diaper changes (DH is not worth asking because he sleeps so deeply he gets confused and takes forever to wake up, I'd rather do it myself). Anyway....once DS2 was in his own room he was upstairs too and going up and down sucked, but I weaned him shortly after because he was like 20 months or so. Just thought it was kinda funny the similarities.
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Geeze we are like twins. Aren't you having your third boy too? My first I pumped for the first 5 weeks and bottle fed until I finally got him on the breast, but he could never side-lie nurse so I had to get up and down a lot and he was never a good sleeper. DS2 was as you said "easy peasy" because we coslept too and I just lifted my shirt and drifted back to sleep. The only thing in the beginning that sucks is that my kids seem to poop every time they eat at night so I have to get up for diaper changes (DH is not worth asking because he sleeps so deeply he gets confused and takes forever to wake up, I'd rather do it myself). Anyway....once DS2 was in his own room he was upstairs too and going up and down sucked, but I weaned him shortly after because he was like 20 months or so. Just thought it was kinda funny the similarities.
That is funny!! Very similar. And yep, expecting our 3rd son, too.

DS1 and I didn't make it back to the breast, though. I pumped for 4 weeks but about lost it because I couldn't keep up or get him to nurse again (so sad). I ended up weaning ds2 a few months after we moved him upstairs at 18mos.
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Whoever said they get more sleep with a NB is totally correct. This isn't my first rodeo so I totally agree!
yep same here! it's been 6 yrs since i've done all this but i know i'll get a LOT more sleep with a newborn than i am now.
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I didn't sleep well with a newborn first time around, do you mamas have some suggestions for this second time? With my first though he was at home but under lights for jaundice for the first ten days so that was disruptive and hard. I bought a co-sleeper this time so that's one thing I'm trying different.
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I didn't sleep well with a newborn first time around, do you mamas have some suggestions for this second time? With my first though he was at home but under lights for jaundice for the first ten days so that was disruptive and hard. I bought a co-sleeper this time so that's one thing I'm trying different.
For me, lots of help from hubby and cosleeping make a big difference. My MIL comes to help with the older brother(s) as well. <3
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