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How do you keep yourself up during feedings? Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
27th Jan '13

I find myself falling asleep while feeding the newb. I'm so tired I'm afraid I might drop him. How do you stay awake?

Gold 2 kids; Kakariko Village, Hyrule, ., Togo 43942 posts
27th Jan '13

I always felt that way the first few weeks. Lol. It goes away. I would just cat nap with her.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

I didn't lol I propped pillows and what not to make my arms stay in position and let LO go to town. I'd sleep like 20 minutes before waking up. Or just lay down and sleep

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Commander Shepard:</b>" I find myself falling asleep while feeding the newb. I'm so tired I'm afraid I might drop him. How do you stay awake?"</blockquote>



At first I sat in a semi uncomfortable position. Once he was a month or so old I learn how to feed him while laying on my side.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3911 posts
27th Jan '13

When LO was itty bitty, I walked around with him while he nursed, or I would kick SO until he woke up to keep me company...haha...now that LO is going on 20 pounds and sometimes wiggles, I don't let myself get comfortable enough in the chair to fall asleep.

♥Daenerys 2 kids; 2 angel babies; California 8229 posts
27th Jan '13

I would lay on my side and feed her in bed.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
27th Jan '13

I sit in the lounge on our sofa & watch documentaries haha :oops: ... im a bit of a nerd like that, but i learn heaps & it keeps me awake.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
27th Jan '13

I sit in the rocker. I've started to doze before and woke up as my arms slipped down lol

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
27th Jan '13

Quite frankly I would prop myself up with pillows and fall asleep. I knew I wouldn't drop him because even when I relaxed he stayed in the same position. Propping myself up just so was like an art form but it allowed me to sleep a little while he nursed and slept. I also learned to feed him while co-sleeping which was, quite frankly, a godsend. I understand co-sleeping isn't for everyone though.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I sit in the rocker. I've started to doze before and woke up as my arms slipped down lol"</blockquote>




:shock:

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I sit in the rocker. I've started to doze before and woke up as my arms slipped down lol"</blockquote> :shock:"


I'm a light sleeper around him so literally as my arms relaxed I instantly woke up.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I'm a light sleeper around him so literally as my arms relaxed I instantly woke up."</blockquote>




I believe you. I'm the same. Motherly instinct

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
27th Jan '13

I coslept with DD and just nursed while I slept. But it was just her and I back then. I'm terrified to do it with DH in the bed.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I'm a light sleeper around him ... [snip!] ... him so literally as my arms relaxed I instantly woke up."</blockquote> I believe you. I'm the same. Motherly instinct"


I can't even have him in the same room I sleep so lightly with him there. Even over the monitor I wake up with his breathing or the sound of him moving lol

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I can't even have him in the same room I sleep so lightly with him there. Even over the monitor I wake up with his breathing or the sound of him moving lol"</blockquote>



I love it! It's like she lions and their cubs. I get enough sleep to survive lol