Long ago I had resigned myself to the morbid reality that we, may never sleep from one evening through to the following sunrise uninterrupted ever again.
Our eldest, head strong treasure turns 4 next month. Four long years, almost 1,469 broken nights sleep: throw in a new baby last year and you can begin to see how we have often considered moving our parents in to help!
BUT it happened, my husband broke the frankly, dreadful, lazy habit of Darcie coming into our bed EVERY night for 4 years. It took 2 weeks of hardcore sleep training in which Darcie cried, I cried, Darcie shouted, we pleaded, and in the end we broke it.
Freedom! We have our bed back, we sleep, Darcie sleeps- our ToddlerMonster Lila continues to need her night feed. BUT we are half way there, and last week we had our first full uninterrupted night sleep since having our dear children.
Wow I woke feeling like I needed, and possibly could, change the world! Let me at it! I could tackle anything! I settled for cleaning the bathrooms and making a cake. - a step in the right direction, no?!
Now it's Darling Daughter No.2's turn!! Watch out!