Saturday, April 30, 2016

#AtoZChallenge - Z is for 'Zzzzz'

Thank God  Zzzzzz means sleep. I have no idea what else I would have done with Z!

Sleep is a luxury. Insominiacs know it. So do new parents. 

It starts off in the last trimester of pregnancy. Nights are long. Bathroom visits are often. Sleeping pillows are useless and no position is the right position to sleep comfortably through the night.

Once the baby is out. There is no concept of day or night. Time is redefined into 2 hours slots. Sometimes the baby wants to play all night and who would not want to watch. Night feeds, burping, nappy changing, add to that some vomit and the sleepless nights can really get to you.

Towards the 6 month mark, most of babies start sleeping through the night and then teething starts.. so yes more trouble. 


I really admire parents who get their kids to sleep by themselves very early. I never did. We co-slept with our babies. And now they refuse to leave and no one one has any room. 

I'm signing off the challenge with this really funny illustration from howtobeadad.com about 'sleep positions' when kids share the bed with parents.  

We have a lot of Snow angels, H is for Hell, The Roundhouse Kick and the Neck Scarf happening in our place.




23 comments:

  1. Hahaha...you do come up with the most hilarious images! I am so sharing this one! I did a Zzz post too for today! Congrats you completed your challenge! It was lovely finding your blog and connecting with you. I enjoyed your posts as they always managed to cheer me up :)

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    1. Thankyou Kala! Likewise. :) REally enjoyed the posts on your theme.. Definitely worth coming back to for tips... :)

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  2. there was a mixed reaction after watching the pics,I laughed nearly for 3 minutes and also felt sorry for the parents, am sure those are some unforgettable experiences for any parents, quite pathetic but still very sweet.
    congrats for completing the challenge. you have written wonderful posts.
    expecting more from you.

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    1. Thankyou for the boost in confidence.. :)Yup hoping to keep writing.

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  3. Congratulations on completing the challenge! Great posts that have set the bar very high! :) Good luck 👍

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  4. Brings back memories! All I can tell you is that it doesn't last forever and once it is gone, there is a part of you who'll want it back. Congrats on finishing the AtoZ! I slept 14 hours last night! :)
    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  5. Those pictures are really funny! And I guess that's how the system works! Glad there is zzzz!!!

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. Co-sleeping is a challenge.. :)

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  6. Hahaha...these pics bring back memories. Barbara is right, it's over too soon!

    Congrats on an awesome series and making it to Z. Your posts were cheerful and useful both, enjoyed them. Stay connected!

    Best wishes always,
    Nilanjana.

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    1. Thankyou. Feels great coming from you.. Because yours are like way way up there.. and was so enlightening to read your writing..

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  7. Ha! I remember all of those positions. Congrats! on finishing A to Z and thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Was good to connect and share ideas!

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  8. Now, the graphic makes me smile. Congrats on wrapping the challenge with style. It's been a tough month of blogging:)

    https://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/a2z-challenge-zinda/

    https://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/10328/

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    1. It sure was... now on to the next things on the pending to do list.. :)

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  9. I think it's fair to say only the baby is comfortable in most of those examples lol
    Debbie

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    1. They sure sleep like babies.

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  10. Couldn't stop smiling looking at the graphic..
    Such a lovely way to end the challenge Seena :)
    Congrats :)
    Srivi, The Piscean Me

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    1. Well.. the illustration was truly hilarious.. Could not help but share!

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  11. Wow - that illustration is amazing. And so apt.

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  12. Hilariousss!!! LOL

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  13. Lovely illustrations! I am a new mom myself with a 10 month old son! And I m with u on every bit related to sleep. My baby wakes up twice at night and is also a early riser. Most of the days, I enter work looking like a zombie till a cup of strong chai wakes me up!

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