Glad to Have a Husband

Today I am absolutely in awe of single parents. How on earth do they do it?

Last night Max woke every two hours, but rather than having a good feed before going back to sleep he would just snack for three or four minutes before refusing to feed anymore and falling fast asleep. Which is probably why he would wake again in two hours...

By the time he woke me up at 5 this morning I was so tired and cranky. I hopped back into bed with him and laid on my side to feed him, but rather than feeding he would just stare at me and scream.

Because I was so tired and cranky I kind of lost my temper, I left him on the bed with the Big Man, stormed out of the room and curled up on the bed in the spare room with Cooper.

After about ten minutes I had calmed down enough that I decided to go and check on him in case he was giving the Big Man a hard time. He wasn't. The two of them were sound asleep in bed together. I grabbed a bottle of expressed milk from the fridge, gave it to the Big Man and then went back to bed in the spare room again.

A couple of hours later when the Big Man woke me up he was telling me all about the huge smiles and giggles that Max was giving him before he fed him. So it must have just been me. Max was probably picking up on my foul mood and reacting to it.

At the end of the day I am just so glad that there are two of us and that I have the option to take a break when I need one.

T xx


traceelements said...

My kids are now teenagers (ok, one is still a tweenager), and I still don't know how single parents do it. And I still haven't forgotten some of those early baby days/nights. You're doing ok - you're quite normal!

Fern said...

Hugs to you mama, you'll get through it, I promise :)

Love the new design!

Tamsyn said...

Thanks ladies. It definitely helps when I remember that I am not the first and I won't be the last to have a sleepless night :)