Once you become a parent to a new baby....

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  1. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    when do you get to sleep again?

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking about you today. I had the feeling he had arrived! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Try not to embarrass him too much.


    2. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! big_smile

      Well, if you're the husband, as soon as you want. My baby can lie screaming beside him and I swear he won't wake up.

      I, on the other hand, jump straight up if she rolls over or coughs (and remember, she's on the other side of the house in her own bed.)

      And sleep for everyone in the house? My baby girl is eleven months now and she usually wakes twice a night still. I can get her to sleep through but it's hard work (think forced daytime naps so she's not overtired, huge amounts of solids before bed, extra bottles etc.)

      smile Good luck!

      (I also wrote a hub on helping babies sleep better, and one on calming a crying baby if you're interested.)

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Congrats! And pictures please... smile Oh, and the name is...?

    I raised 3 kids, and my ex-hubby swears that I went for close to 5 years without getting more than 2 hours of unbroken sleep at any time.

    It goes by way too quickly though, so enjoy all of it--including the lack of sleep. smile

  3. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
    schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years ago

    LOL! that's cute
    and true sad
    I hope you are enjoying him/her smile

  4. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Do you want the truth? Or in your joyous-but-sleep-deprived state can you not handle the truth?

    Bottom line: When they turn 18. IF you're lucky.

  5. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    When that baby turns 18. Congrats.

  6. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations De Greek!
    You may be awake for a couple of years at the most.. but they are the most memorable times... the hardest are the best!! smile

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    Hey Greek One...congratulations!...I thought your child was born last weekend and thought about you on Sunday.  So?  Boy or Girl! Future hockey players for sure either way!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...and when you have a moment, if I were you, I'd sneak out and change that population sign ....2,503,281 .....scribble a  line through the one on the end and change it to 2!...unless of course you're in the GTA!

  8. lakeerieartists profile image76
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!  And sleep, what's that?  I have two teenagers, and I still have to watch them sleeping in their beds before I go to bed.  smile

  9. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago


    And to answer you question- I wouldn't have the first clue. lol

  10. JayDeck profile image72
    JayDeckposted 8 years ago

    Mine is 3 years old and it went like this:
    No sleep- 3 months
    Minimal sleep- 6 months
    Almost normal sleep- 1 year
    Quality sleep like I knew before My Boy arrived- What?

  11. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I stopped sleeping when I was 5 months along with my son, because he was off to the side, which made me uncomfortable.  I would have slept sooner, but I had his baby sister when he was three; which meant my son was 7 before I got six hours of sleep one Friday night.  So, the way I see it, it's about three years per baby. (My son was a premie, so he needed an extra year of watching. )  (Sorry to tell you that.   lol  )  (On the other hand, his father got the standard amount of sleep the whole time - so it may depend on whether you're the father or the mother in some cases.   hmm  )  Of course, it was my own fault; because my babies slept through the night at - like - a month old.  My thing was, though, once I'd put them in after the last feeding I wanted a couple of hours to myself.  (Then, of course, there were those times when I felt the need to watch them while they were asleep.)  Anyway, living on three or four hours sleep is good practice for those who who are under the illusion that eight hours of sleep is necessary.   lol


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