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The ‘how to’ of coping with sleep deprivation

Many years ago, but not so many they’ve been forgotten, a first-time mum went back to work. She had a certain spring in her step. A joy in her eyes. And while she missed her little angel, she was happy to be back in a world of adults, relishing with new passion the challenges of… Read more »

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Crazy Things I’ve Done Due to Sleep Deprivation

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that sleep has been something that is scarce in our house. In the year that my son has been alive, I would count myself lucky if I’ve managed more than ten nights where I’ve slept more than six hours without being woken up. Early on with my… Read more »

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Precious Moments

When you’re a parent of a baby with reflux disease, much of the time is spent holding your baby is while they scream and thrash about in pain. You don’t really have those moments of soft cuddles, enjoying their newborn smell or how peaceful they look snuggled in your arms. Those blissful parenting moments. Even… Read more »

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It may not be the end of the tunnel, but there is a light!

This week has been quite exciting! A week of ‘firsts’ for my little man. Which is why I think we’ve begun to turn that magical corner! It began with a close friend coming to visit with her little girl. My little man decided that it was a good time to see if he could fit… Read more »

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When Hope Is Problematic

I write this, sitting in the dark at 4am, with my knee rocking my little man’s bassinet trying to get him to sleep. My left shoulder is cold as my shirt is soaked in vomit and I have the sneaky suspicion there is some in my hair too. I have been awake every 30-40minutes with… Read more »

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The Saga Continues

So our story continues. The last few weeks may not have offered any solutions but there has been significant improvement from the first two months of his life. In week 9 we saw our little man smile for the first time! And what a tremendous smile he has! His whole face lights up. His smile… Read more »

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Cause for Celebration

The 3rd of May was a joyous day! It was celebrated with a happy dance in the early hours of the morning. It wasn’t my wedding anniversary. Nor was it my birthday, or the day Little Miss was born. It was the day I was blessed with eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.