Probably the best dad in the worldOctober 05, 2006
Keywords: sleep deprivation baby
Sorry about the title but if Carlsberg can get away with it without being lynched, maybe I can too!
The missus was away for 3 days and I was in sole charge (nanny term) of our baby boy.
For the last 5 months it has been the missus solely getting up first 6 times then 4 and now 1 to 3 times a night.
My biggest issue has been just rolling over and managing to fall asleep again as soon as possible.
So my feelings were mixed when I was told I was to command the ship for a few days and nights.
On one hand I was anxious to see whether I would be able to manage by my self and especially curious just how bad the nights would be - there are torture methods based on sleep deprivation you know.
On the other hand I was well worried that the experience would be simply overwhelming and that I would break down.
To my aid was our nanny which is here 8 to 5 and so takes the heat most of the day while I was away at work.
I am glad to report that I am still here and it all went mostly well.
The wake up calls in the middle of the night required just a cuddle or repositioning of the soother - 20 minutes all in all.
Also once the baby boy was in bed by 7 pm there was still time for pizza, beer and a Playstation2 session!