Children’s great sleep routine is every parent’s dream. Who would not like to be free from fuzzy sleepers suppose we start having one since birth? Talk about sending little ones to bed so we can have our own time chilling out. Sometimes having some privacy with your husband is impossible. Not actually private but having to spend quality time with the man in your life. Does it sound selfish?
Well that does not happen anymore for my husband and me. We barely even cuddle because the kids take most of my time. When we have our first daughter, and because I am breastfeeding, sending her to bed means sleeping time for me as well. The plan of getting up again when she is asleep is almost impossible because I myself is sometimes exhausted. And then another child came, this time with whole loads of demands. She never went to bed without me beside her. She never spent a single night in her cot since day one. The thing is she had reflux that scared me. Each after feeding time [breastfeeding],I had to keep her upright so to have the milk settle first. Sometimes I put her elevated by lying her on my arms, until I fall asleep. It was like that for at least a couple of months.
Yes, every parent’s dream is a successful sleep routine. Mine is almost there. Both the big sisters sleep in their room with little help. All they need is a bedtime story/ies, prayer and kisses and they take care themselves until the morning. On the other hand, I am also building a new strategy with our little man. I have to find ways to make him sleep better at night. He is 8 weeks old and has always been a good sleeper in the first few weeks. He gets more active now that he does not easily goes back to sleep after his 4am feed. It is amazing that he could stay up to 3 hours each night than the day.