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{THE ORDINARY MOMENTS 15} #5 '4 AM'


We've been seeing 4am a lot lately... actually we've been seeing pretty much every hour from 1 am oh hello sleepless newborn nights. But that's okay because I know they won't last forever and as I lie here typing this with Harrison sprawled out across my chest, feeling his heartbeat beating and his warm breath on my skin I couldn't imagine being anywhere else right now. 

My body is used to be being sleep deprived by now, especially after two and a half years of Amelia sleeping in our bed where I would never be fully asleep incase I would roll over and squish her. I've always been a light sleeper and ever since Amelia has started sleeping through the night she still occasionally wakes now and comes into our bed. Before H was born I was getting a good 5-6 hours sleep which was uninterrupted apart from the odd toilet trip when I was heavily pregnant, I couldn't complain. I could survive on this and function throughout the day quite happily. 

So, I thought I'd be able to cope with the sleepless nights, after all I've done it before. The fact that it's broken sleep with an hour here or there ruins your sleep pattern even more. I feel physically drained. Again, I'm fine during the day and don't feel tired. However come 9pm I'm a zombie and by midnight when I take H upstairs to bed and it starts all over again. We fall asleep around 1 and then wake up an hour later and so on until the morning. 

I don't want to get into the habit of having him sleeping on me like I did with Amelia but if that's the only way we're all going to get some more sleep then maybe that's what I'll have to do. After all you can't really spoil babies as they say, and I know eventually he'll be in his own bed and in his own room.

But for now I'll soak up all of these newborn moments because this is most probably going to be our last baby which makes me sad that I won't be able to experience this again. 

 
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17 comments

  1. Ah the lack of sleep is so hard but those newborn baby cuddles are so worth it! I miss it! x

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  2. I was exactly the same with my newborn baby boy. I became such a light sleeper and it was the broken sleep that got to me not necessarily having no sleep at all. These moments are precious though and a part of me misses them now that he's 17 weeks old.

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  3. Ah this is lovely. Nothing like that newborn sleep deprivation but it's all so lovely at the same time. That picture is beautiful xxx

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  4. It is so difficult when you have other ones to look after during the day. I've been so lucky that Benjamin is a good sleeper and doesn't mind sleeping in his moses basket for at least some of the night, although I have to admit I enjoy the cuddles when he does sleep with me! At 9 weeks I think he is on the verge of sleeping all night (fingers crossed!) so I can have a full nights sleep for the irst time in 4 years! Harrison is beautiful - and I love the name (not that I'm biased, my eldest is a Harrison!)

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  5. I've always thought of having a new baby as a matter of survival - do whatever you can to get through. If that means him sleeping on you for a few weeks then so be it :) Little Man didn't sleep for longer than 3 hours until he was a year old and I remember clearly the 'seeing every hour' nights. Just keep doing what you're doing xx

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  6. Aww how lovely, the snuggles, not the no sleep bit!!! I totally agree with Donna about it being a matter of survival!!!! Xxx

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  7. I remember the bitter sweet moments of night feeds - my daughter gave me her first big smile during a night feed #theordinarymoments

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  8. Hi Kerry! Harrison is gorgeous - been swooning over your photos of him and Amelia on IG lately! I miss having a teeny baby but I'm not in a rush for a second just yet. Those sleepless nights are tough but seems like you're coping incredibly well! Love how you've styled your home too! Lots of love, Nicki & Joseph | ON THE CHANGING MAT xxx

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  9. Just enjoy them :) they pass so quickly!
    Lx
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  10. Ah I remember those days well. You are so tired yet some how you manage to function. But you are right, they don't last forever. He is so gorgeous and 100% worth getting up for. ;) I love the photo too- just so precious. xx

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  11. Oh god Kerry, this has just given me the shivers!! I'm dreading the sleepless nights again, as we really are only now getting full nights sleep 7-6:30 am after 22 months! I know the newborn stage doesn't last forever,but I'm sure it's exhausting with a toddler in tow! He is just gorgeous! The same name we have if we have a little boy xxxx

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  12. I found getting up with my second so much easier than with my first, because you know it won't last forever. I enjoyed it so much more with my second, which sounds awful! x

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  13. Gosh, your poor thing. I was so lucky with Ethan, he slept so well as a newborn and I am eternally grateful. I just hope baby #2 is the same as their brother!! x

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  14. It is hard going, trying to function on a few hours sleep, especially when it is broken. I found it really hard the second time around because, of course, you still have a toddler to look after. But it doesn't last long and the time does go by so fast.

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  15. I remember those and its so amazing how you function on so little sleep. Phoenix has 'slept through' maybe twice in his first year of life! he doesnt cry, just knows i am right there and wants hugs or milk.
    Embracing it as much as possible is the best option i guess even though its exhausting xx

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  16. He is absolutely gorgeous I am loving reading all your post, the 4am wake up calls wont last x

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  17. Your post is ver informative and your blog is great. I'll follow your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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