I find that I have to go to the toilet when the baby was previously getting up for a bottle. I am not sure why I still do this? Maybe it is due to too much water? Or is it my body being in a rhythm and due to doing this for a while now it is hard to break?
When I do get up at 2 or 3 am in the morning I try to be super quiet. I tiptoe. I also make sure that I try not to walk on the floorboards that might make a noise. You should see me it is a funny sight. I would go to any length to keep the baby sleeping for longer.
Normally I just hear snoring and people sleeping. Sometimes I hear the baby talk or cry a little, however, this is shortlived and he goes back to sleep.
However, on the odd occasion, the baby wakes. This is rather annoying after all my extra care to be so quiet and not make a sound.
Why would he wake up? Is he on a timer too? Did he hear me? Does he sense when my head leaves the pillow and I walk away?
Do other mums face the same issue? Or is this just happening to me?
While sitting with Alexander at 3.30am this morning I was thinking about all these things and much more. Yes, I was solving all the problems and maybe I should have written my grand ideas down. I do remember a few of them.
During my time cuddling my baby boy I wondered the following:
How many other mums are sitting at this precise moment doing the same thing? What are they thinking?
Are they trying not to fall asleep, while wishing they were back in bed?
Do other mums end up coming up with amazing solutions while sitting with the baby? I think next time I’m up late I need to make sure a notepad and pen are next to me.
Not only do I have to go to the bathroom at odd times, I find that I wake up at these times too. I think I have been re-programmed by Alexander to be on alert in case needed.
My cells must be aware of this need to be constantly ready, and to get up at a moments notice and have decided to not rest either. They are constantly on the go.
This, in turn, has led to constant exhaustion and not much else getting done. Housework is my annoyance at the moment, and a housekeeper or cleaner each week would be a godsend.
However, this is not to be and therefore I need to soldier on and to get it all done in my sleep-deprived state.
Do you ponder this types of questions? What have you concluded?
Let us know if you do the same as I have been doing. Do you ponder some great thoughts and come up with wonderful solutions while being up late or early with the baby?
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