Sometimes it’s the small things that can break you when you’re sleep deprived and all you can think about is sleep, blessed sleep and when are you ever going to meet again.

Well the other night I thought I was going to be granted a well deserved sleep. I could almost feel my pillow against my face I was so close!

After a long night routine of warm bath, warm milk, lots of rocking, bouncing, shushing, patting and more rocking finally my angel falls to sleep, hallelujah! (It’s amazing how they turn into angels again once they sleep).

Now Ninja mum kicks in and I tip toe over to the cot and ever so gently put him down, slowly, slowly pull my arm out from underneath him and wait. . . Houston I think I’ve done it. . . I’m not touching him. . . and he’s still asleep!

Then disaster strikes . . .  I ever so slightly knock the mobile over the cot annnnnnd it decides it still has a bit of wind in it from the last time. I freeze. . . as it cranks up and starts playing what may as well be heavy rock music my angels eyes FLY open. For one hopeful split second I think, it’s okay, it might be alright, maybe it’s just the startle reflex and he’ll close them again and drift back into sleep – WRONG!

Crying quickly progresses into screaming and tears, my angel has disappeared and I’m back with distraught, over tired baby. So as I sigh and mentally say goodbye to my pillow, mourn the sleep I thought I was about to embrace and accept that I’m probably never going to sleep again I scoop him up and we start rocking, shushing and patting . . .

Thanks a lot Winnie the pooh! Your supposed to be my friend (he no longer lives over the cot).

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  • Oh poor Winnie the Pooh! Hope the teething days are getting better for you!


  • Teething is the worst. We are going through this at the moment. My 7 month old has cut both bottom teeth. And to top it off he now has a nasty rash from it. It’s so upsetting for him and it’s hard for us as there isn’t a lot to do. Other then plenty of cuddles and kisses.


  • All the trauma and sleepless nights with a teething baby ! Poor little things, as a mum you really feel their pain and feel helpless when nothing seems to work. Our son first started teething at 4months old, At 14 months he was teething while we were on holidays at Byron Bay, the worst holiday ever for us,

    • yeah hope it is not too bad for the mummas


  • funny! I work with a Dad that is suffering all of the above LOL


  • Lol…..Pooh Bear! I went smack bang into a wall during this stage one night. Ended up with a concussion and had to go to hospital! At least it got my hubby to pay attention and help me out a little bit.


  • at least it was the bear and not like standing on a lego and then go crashing into the wall


  • Haha silly poo bear. This is us this week. Sleep has gone out the window!


  • Funny how first time mums tend to freak out, dont it happens it passes


  • Lol channelling me


  • Going through teething at the moment with my 6 month old. His 2nd tooth is cutting. It’s so horrible. Poor bubba.
    Hope your little one settles soon enough and you can back to sleeping better.

    • Poor darlin, my wee man’s 8 months, been teething since 3 and yet to have a tooth cut through. :( We can see plenty sitting below the gum. This teething business is very poor design!


  • Oh I hear ya sister!!!! Have teething baby, will do crazy things… My epic battle with a squeaky floor board in the worst spot in the house is still ongoing!

    • Lol, I too have that one squeaky floor board, I’m pretty sure trying to dance around it makes more noise though!


  • i can feel your pain!! but i always tell myself no matter how hard, this is just temporary and bub will grow up and tell me she does not want to cuddle to bed together anymore.


  • I can sooooo so relate to this…….this is the story of my life at this moment!

    • I feel your pain! It seems to go on forever, what I would give for a good sleep!


  • Oh good lord, I can relate to this article so much!! It must be murphys law, the more you crave sleep the more difficult your bubba becomes.

    • Surely we get to sleep again soon though right? It has to stop eventually (or so I keep telling myself)


  • Sleep deprivation is such torture!!!!


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