Thursday, April 5, 2012

I just don't know what to do with myself

Guess who's still snoozing away in her sleeping bag, where she has been since 11.30pm?  This is the first time Dulcie has slept right through the night (hooray!) and I don't know what to do with myself.  For one thing, I am scared to move in case my boobs actually explode.  Could this be the start of wonderful things or was it a one-off?  Actually, she did wake up at 5.30ish as usual, but I went to the toilet before feeding her.  By the time I came back, she had fallen asleep sucking her thumb and that's how she has been ever since.  I even gave her a little prod at about 8am but she just responded with slightly more vigorous thumb sucking.  Sook, sook, sook.  This feels weird.  I actually kind of want to wake her up now.  I miss her!  (I will look back at this and laugh at myself when I'm in a puddle of exhausted tears and breast milk later this afternoon.)


  1. I know just what you mean, even when they sleep you don't properly as you're waiting for them to stir. Hope you feel more rested? And wake her if you're full, old wives were wrong when they said don't wake a sleeping baby!!!

    1. Thanks :) I did wake her yesterday in the end. She slept right through the night again last night and I woke up at 7am practically swimming in milk. I got out my old friend the pump and eased the pressure a bit, but maybe if she sleeps again tonight I'll just pick her up for a feed. Sometimes she's practically asleep while she has her 5am feed anyway.

      Unfortunately I am feeling completely crap this week rather than well rested, thanks to yet another increase in my medication, but then I'd probably be feeling even worse if I hadn't had these two nights of blissful sleep, so maybe the timing is good. I'm not going to complain anyway!


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