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seriously sleep deprived! Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
10th Nov '12

I just want to sleep! My LO wont sleep very long. Eats every 2 hours or so like clock work and take in 3-4oz every 2 hours. Between being really anemic and sever headaches all day and being over tired i am pooped. This hour of sleep a day is killing me!!! ugh

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
10th Nov '12

Do you have any family that could possibly help you out just so you can get a little sleep? Idk your situation with your SO but maybe he could help a little? You need to be able to rest some so you don't get sick

Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
10th Nov '12

SO works nights my family is out of state. Father in law helps out when he is not working either, but he is gone most of the time on business trips. MIL does not come over much. And me being the oldest just sucks. I also have 6 other kids to take care of ages 12-2 in that range. with my new LO hes a month old today and eats like a pig lol. The older kids i cant even get them to clean their rooms or pick up their dirty clothes, so no help there!

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
10th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Annette Topham:</b>" SO works nights my family is out of state. Father in law helps out when he is not working either, but ... [snip!] ... like a pig lol. The older kids i cant even get them to clean their rooms or pick up their dirty clothes, so no help there! "</blockquote>



WOW! That's a lot of kids! No wonder your exhausted

LibbyC Due January 1 (girl); Japan 15 posts
16th Nov '12

wow thats a lot of kids! i've found the best way to fall alseep is to make your bedroom a sanctuary. this means make it a "no kid zone." when mommy is in her room, kids need to know the room is off limits :) also, it helps to make sure you have really soft sheets, a great mattress (i just bought a memory foam mattress online, which i love), soft but firm pillows, and have the area clutter-free. i also like to perfume my pillows with lavender oil. i find this really helps me relax. hope this helps! :)