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August 16th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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O.k be honest,How much sleep are YOU actually averaging a night?
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August 16th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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I usually get around 8 hours of sleep. I need it!!

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August 16th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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The twins are 12 weeks adjusted; you seriously don't want to know how little sleep I get.
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August 16th, 2009, 08:58 PM
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Now I get enough- usually. However they didn't really start sleeping through the night until they were about 11 months. I started a bad habit w/ Maya when I went back to work when they were 5 months. She would wake, I would go and get her and bring her to bed so I could get sleep. Well, I don't sleep great when they are in bed w/ me.

Sometimes they will wake, but usually go right back to sleep. But honestly I got very little sleep for almost the entire first year. And the first few months? Forget it!! It was bad for me b.c I NEED my sleep.

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August 16th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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The first few months were horrible. I think I got about 40 min to 3 hours tops a night. ::shudders:: SO GLAD I lived through that!

Now the girls are 6 months old (tomorrow) and go to bed at 8 and wake at 630-730. I usually don't make it to bed until 11 though. So I get 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours a night. However: We are starting teething, and I have random nights where one will just start crying really loud for no reason. :: I have to run in there and pat bottoms or whatever to try and get them back asleep before they wake the other one... I hope this phase doesn't last long...I'm not a fan of retrogressing!!
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August 17th, 2009, 01:31 AM
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Sleep is for the weak!

Mine sleep a full 8+ hours...just not at the same time. About 4 hours, 6 hours on a good night. Hubby helps out on his days off so I get some extra sleep.
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August 17th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I usually get 8 hours or so. My boys are almost 4 though. When they were little (2 and under) I would get anywhere from 4 to 8 hours depending on the night.
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August 17th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Ohhhh.....the first six weeks were awful!! 30min of sleep was amazing. Now that the boys are 6mos, I go to bed around 9-9:30pm - get up probably 2-4x then up at 6:00am - so I would guess about 6-7hrs. I CAN'T wait until they STTN!!!
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August 17th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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The girls sleep through the night for the most part now, I usually take some "me" time once they are in bed so I guess I get around 7 hours or so, they go down around 7 and get up around 7:30

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August 17th, 2009, 07:55 PM
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8 hours, but I have help or it would be less.

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August 18th, 2009, 04:25 AM
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5-6 hours. The twins sleep 11-12 hours. (they're 2 1/2). They sleep at about 9pm and wake up at 8am. I wake up at 4-5am to go to work. After they sleep if I have the energy I tidy up, if not I'll nap for an hour or two then get up and do dishes.
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August 18th, 2009, 05:29 AM
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At this moment the little ones go to bed at 730ish and wake up at 6ish.

I am so lucky they have been sttn for over a year now. We went thru a time when Zander would wake up every morning at about 4am... Thankfully he stopped doing that once we gave them toddler beds and he can play or crawl in bed with his sister.
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August 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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The kiddos are 3 weeks today, and last night Jasmine slept 6 1/2 hours, and Preston woke up once during that period, so not bad!!
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