Sunday 9 September 2012

Introducing little life of scrap

I have to apologise for being slack and not posting this sooner! I had every intention and then went away for the weekend and drank lots of wine! I am sure you know the score. So without any further ado, I would like to introduce the fantastic Leanne aka Tinky Pen who blogs over at

This is my second to last guest post as part of sleep week. Enjoy....

When I was pregnant I don't think I truly understood how much my sleep would be affected over the next 2.5 years. Sure I was aware that babies wake up in the night. But I think the gravity of the situation just passed me by.

Granted Maxwell has been an ok sleeper and slept through the night from about 4 months. However this did not stop him as he got older still waking up at 5/6 am EVERY morning. This takes it toll on you.

The thing that gets me with being a mum and sleep is that children are unpredictable. You can go ages with a normal sleep pattern (bearing in mind this is being awake ay 5/6 every day!!) and then wham,he's awake for 2 hours during the night! Or awake at 4am. And then your whole body goes into shock, your head hurts your eyes hurt and more often then not this falls on a day I the have to go to work. Trying to focus on emails and spreadsheets while in the knowledge you slept for a grand total of 4 hours that night does not bode well.

So from now on when I have friends who are pregnant and struggling to sleep. I tell them get use to it. I am always tired. But that's just normal.


  1. its amazing how little sleep you can survive on... who knew that 6am could be considered a lie in?!

  2. Pre-motherhood, I once got in a car with a friend (a mum) who drove like she'd been deprived of ritalin simply because she'd only had four hours sleep. It was terrifying and it wasn't until I too spawned that I realised why she drove like a complete loon that day. I had no idea that sleep deprivation could take such a violent toll on your mental wellbeing. It's like having a bomb go off in your brain.

    1. That is so true! I am forever walking around on edge ready to pop. It makes me crazy and I really don't get much sleep! Xx

  3. I have got twins...managing two is so difficult. One sleeps d other one plays..have set their routine but still doesn't help...they r now 4 n half..I have forgotten my sleep..I m like a zoombie..dun remember wen I last slept for 8 hrs..