What is it with my OH that he can just fall asleep anywhere and within about 1 minute of closing his eyes? Even as I sit here writing this, he is sat at the other end of the sofa fast asleep, and, maybe even more annoying, snoring!!! Grrrrr!
Not only that, he is not the one who gets up in the night to see to Burton if he wakes up, or gets woken up early in the morning by him and then has to get up and start their day. Yet the OH usually dozes on the sofa in the evenings and at the weekend usually grabs forty winks in the afternoons! Whereas even though I am shattered pretty much everyday I don’t get naps. Don’t get me wrong, I know he works hard at his job 5 days a week and it is fairly stressful but my job is 24/7!!!
You may be thinking well more fool you, as you could while Burton has his afternoon sleep. But you see when he naps I like to get some jobs done like cleaning, prepping meals or sometimes just sit down with a cuppa and tweet for a bit. Even in the first few weeks of having Burton, despite being told to get some sleep when he did during the day, I found I was not able to relax enough, even though I was very tired from having to feed every 2 hours day and night, to actually sleep and again I got jobs done instead. The familiar somnolence that used to set in after every long day was no longer palpable. No sooner than that, I learnt the difference between cpap and apap devices, which I had to take the refuge from. However, someone still managed to get some zzzzz’s in during Burton’s first week at home!
I remember that after giving birth to Burton, having been awake for more than 48 hours by the time we got taken up to the ward, I could not sleep while I waited for the doctor to come and check him before we could leave. However, who do you think did mange to get some kip? I know he been awake all night but not for as long as me!! Here is the proof:
I guess that I just have better stamina? Or better still I am a woman and a Mummy and I have to just get on with things!! Oh well, soon be bedtime!
Thank you xx