Having three boys, each new born stage was a different experience. They each had their own way of wanting to be held, the food they liked, what interests them and their own little way of falling asleep.
Fast forward to the present where my youngest is five and has been sleeping through the night for as long as I can remember, I’ve come to realize that I used to get more sleep before!
My husband and I generally have the boys in bed by 7:30, asleep by 8. We then use the rest of the evening to catch up with each other and tidy up the house. By about 9 or 10 we’re both ready for bed and of course my husband falls asleep before I do.
Going to bed is a race for me. See, if he falls asleep before I do then generally the snoring is another thing I have to detour around to tryyy and get some sleep.
He’s off in lala land and I’m laying on his arm thinking about the million other things on my ‘to Do’ list from three days ago, the calculator in my head overworked and visions of school notes that I have yet again forgot to complete.
Now I need to pee. Great. It’s the middle of winter and my bladder isn’t what it was before so here’s to hoping I actually stay awake now to get to the bathroom.
Done. Mission accomplished. Wash my hands look in the mirror and remember I needed to remind myself to start looking for eye cream on my lunch break. Add that to tomorrow’s ‘to do’ list.
Pass the boys’ room, do a quick check. Gosh they’re so peaceful when they’re asleep. Almost picture perfect. We’ll see at 6am in the morning.
Scurry back into bed and alas! My husband has taken over, sleeping like a starfish. Starfish is good. I can work with starfish. See now his arms are actually out, face planted into the pillow, I can squeeze in and I get the cuddles 🙂
Here’s to hoping the brain switches off before the snoring restarts and my bladder ‘feels full again.
How has your sleeping routine changed since becoming a parent? Leave your comments below! 🙂