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Late night in the household [Mar. 22nd, 2011|06:27 am]
dalekboy
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Last night I was so wrecked I nearly went to bed at 8pm. I ended up staying up later only because I wanted to hang out with Sharon, who was actually too busy to hang, so I went to bed at 10pm. After I went to bed, Sharon had a crook guts, which kept her up until 1am.

At 4am I awoke to the sound of Lex being loudly happy. I knew immediately what the result would be, if not the cause. When I went into the room, MaybeZoe was wide awake as well because Lex had decided to play with her. At 4fuckingAM. Took a while to find out Lex had a headache, and then I had to lie with him to get him settled. Meanwhile, Zozo got progressively more unhappy.

At 6am she showed no signs of settling. In fact she was getting louder and more unsettled. By this point nappy had been checked, she had been fed (I woke Shaz a quarter hour before her alarm would go off to feed bub), and given she's teething I'd tried pain relief. Nothing was working.

Then I remembered something. It was something I'd not used with her because unlike her brother, she'd seldom had a lot of trouble settling.

I tried throat singing. Within 30 seconds she'd quietened down. By the five minute mark she was asleep. Hooray!

Now if only I had someone to help lull me to sleep...

Might be time to break out either the Dead Planet soundtrack, or the Warriors' Gate one.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2011-03-21 07:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a nasty night all round. I hope today is quieter and more restful.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2011-03-21 11:21 pm (UTC)
Two small children is the antithesis of quiet and restful :)
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2011-03-22 02:29 am (UTC)
This is true which is why I was only hoping for some improvement in noise level rather than actual peace and quiet. :)
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2011-03-22 09:43 am (UTC)
Noooooo!! I know it's true, but I still didn't want to hear it.....
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2011-03-21 09:48 pm (UTC)
Or just try watching one of the seven-part Pertwees in one go. That gets *me* to sleep...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2011-03-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't work with me. But tell you what worked a treat a few years ago while I was in the midst of a really bad run of insomnia - Solaris with George Clooney. It took me three goes to get through it beacause it kept sending me to sleep.

Meanwhile, the original three-hour Russian version I can watch no problem.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2011-03-21 11:42 pm (UTC)
My insomnia-curing movie is a French film by Robert Bresson called Lancelot du Lac. Took me so long to finish it.
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2011-03-22 02:55 am (UTC)
Master J has recently acquired the skill (and required height) to open any door in the house. he has started putting this skill to goo use by letting himself out of room at any time he pleases. This results in either him crawling into bed with me at an early hour demanding milk (damn I thought those days were over!), or, like this morning, turning on the stereo in the loungeroom full bore. After a couple of minutes he turned it down and then came into my room to crawl into bed and play with me and Miss A, saying "Too loud". Why yes, my darling, it is too loud! Attempts to stop him from waking up and playing with A seldom work because then he just throws a temper tantrum, a tantrum which is usually loud enough to wake her anyway. Sigh!
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