Category: Our Family Life

Co-sleeping = sleep deprived mummy

New research promotes co-sleeping

Izzy came through to our room and climbed in bed with us last night. We don’t encourage this and luckily it doesn’t happen often but as long as she is prepared to go to sleep and not just wanting to play sometimes it’s not worth the 2am tears to try and put her back in her own bed. However I cannot sleep well when she’s in bed with me. I toss and turn a lot and I’m terrified of rolling over, hitting, kicking or covering her with a big thick duvet.

Plus I have the occasional crazy moment in my sleep. It started when I used to breastfeed Izzy while sat in bed. I would half wake up and wouldn’t be able to remember putting her back in her moses basket so I would start to panic that I’d fallen asleep while feeding and dropped her. Sometimes I would be convinced that Izzy was in bed and was about to fall out so would hold her tightly trying to save her. Except Isabel would be safe in her basket or cot and instead of ‘saving’ I was full on attacking Hubby in his sleep. Somehow mistaking a grown man for a tiny baby.

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Welcome to my blog

I feel like I should be upfront and say this blog is essentially a Mummy blog. It won’t always be about baby sick and toddler tantrums though – after all there is more to me than being a parent. In fact that is why I am starting this blog. I used to blog a lot – prior to my first pregnancy and mostly about failed dating disasters (anonymously of course) – but that fell by the wayside as I concentrated on getting to grips with being a new mum, and then with the realities of juggling family with work.

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