Monday, 21 May 2012

What it feels like to have slept...

...it feels wonderful. I feel human, normal, myself again. I can see the future in a positive way, no hurdle is too large, nothing in unachievable. I admit a few weeks ago I was in a dark place. The constant disturbance to my sleep was badly affecting both my husband and I in every possible way. We had no energy to do anything, we were snappy and harassed. Now thanks to the great advice we took from Brenda the Nanny (sleep expert) we now have a happily sleeping boy. I can't tell you what a difference this has made to Son 2's behaviour, he has suddenly started talking too! We were starting to get a bit worried as Son 1 was jabbering away at 15 months, but we needn't have, because suddenly Son 2 has started telling us exactly how he feels, he even says, "cot, cot", when he's tired. What a difference.

Sleep is a must, it isn't for the weak.

Son 2 last summer

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the re-brand - I love it!
    I am finding you quite inspirational - so much so that I immediately began my own ICT blog after all these years of giving my best ideas away foc and by word of mouth only. I feel it's time I got some credit, too!
    Gill xxx

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    1. Thanks Gill, you are inspirational too! So enthusiastic and full of love for life. Let me know when you're blog is ready for inspection and I will hop over to have a look!x

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  2. Sleep is a wonderful wonderful thing! Some day I may even manage some myself :)

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    1. I feel your pain, life is miserable when you are constantly tired, esp when there is no end in sight.

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  3. Hooray, am so delighted it has improved so much, so quickly! Brilliant stuff! Xxx

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    1. Thanks! We are surprised too, he is so much happier, he was clearly just shattered all the time!

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  4. very happy its all working out well, I'm sure the whole family feels the benefit of a good nights sleep. We have been spoilt with child no.2 she is a dream sleeper, but on the go when awake, I do love it though xx

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    1. I am jealous, what is a dream sleeper like?!

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  5. Sleep is so important, I'm a nightmare if I don't get enough and can't function properly the next day. Glad it's all worked out for you x

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    1. It really is! I used to think I knew what tiredness was, but then I could have a lovely lie in on a Saturday and all was forgiven. Halcyon days.

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  6. Hurrah for sleep! And what you and your son are experiencing goes to show that teaching a child to sleep is just as important for them as it is for their parents. My daughter rarely has tantrums - she is 2yrs and 4m. If she does, I can usually tie them back to her not having had enough sleep. It's kind of one of those 'go figure' things. Adults get grumpy and scratchy when they are tired, so why wouldn't that be the case with children? You've taught your son an essential life-skill and it has restored family harmony into the bargain. How can anyone ever argue that this is anything but a good think *wink* xxx

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    1. Thanks! It's really made such a difference to my mental state, I feel myself again, looking to the future and feeling positive. I'm still waking up all the time though!

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