Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?

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Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:43pm

I'll come out as a fortunate parent of a good sleeper.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 01-20-2008 - 2:59pm

Yep, last night it was all four of us in bed (my 9 week old son; and 4.5 year old twins). DH was out late with friends. My kids would definetly prefer to sleep with us. But I prefer to sleep!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 01-19-2008 - 2:18pm

"My question - how can someone who has more than one child and who is dealing with sleep issues long-term possibly cope with WOH F/T in a demanding career?"


A lot of determination and coffee. And you learn to cut out everything except the absolute essentials in your life for a few months so you can rest.


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Registered: 03-21-2001
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 11:18pm

You go to sleep at 8 or 9 am (right when they do).


And you function.


My son STTN, but it comes and goes...every 4 months or so we have to "re-train" him (which is totally normal).

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 2:25pm
Sounds beautiful.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 2:21pm

Another reason why I love San Diego--we're closer to the equator. Sun rise is around 6:50 and it clears the mountains soon after 7am.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 11:26am
It is still dark for my commute.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 10:22am

Love it. Thanks for the first laugh of the morning. I've always loved your cat messages/posters/pictures (however to describe them).

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 10:21am

Over the years I have learned the art of never coming fully awake during the night. It helps that I'm a night owl and don't fully wake up until the sun clears the mountains (forget sunrise; if I can't see the sun, it's not morning), have washed my face and put my glasses on. Kids crawling into bed with us has never fully woken me up.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 10:15am
Usually by the time they are fourteen or so, they're pretty comfortable in their own rooms. So much so, in fact, that it often takes several attempts to get them to emerge from them in the mornings!
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Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 8:40am
HA HA HA!

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