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Do you take turns letting each other sleep in?

  1. DillonLion

    GOLD / eggplant / 11516 posts

    Never. But I'm a morning person and he isn't so even if I forced him to get up, I'd be awake anyway so there's no point unless I have a doc appt or need to workout early or something.

  2. cookiemomster

    kiwi / 714 posts

    My husband gets up with her every morning. We tried alternating but he works better on less sleep and he enjoys the time with her sooooo I'm ridiculously lucky.

  3. travelgirl1

    cantaloupe / 6630 posts

    @hilsy85: @Caly: Yeah it sucks, we have had fights about it, mainly because I hate hanging around the house waiting for him to get up when we could be doing something fun, and also when I had morning sickness I still didn't get to lie in. When I go back to work I will expect the same privileges.

  4. farawayyama

    kiwi / 556 posts

    Yes. He works second shift and I work from home (grad school), so we alternate daily whenever there has been a bad night. We keep odd hours anyway.

    She tends to wake about 2-3 hours earlier than we'd like. 80% she goes down again and 20% refuses. We take turns at who puts her to bed and if she doesn't stay down, it's on that parent.

  5. dolphin

    pomegranate / 3768 posts

    Yes, we take turns. We decide the night before who gets what day.

  6. Mae

    papaya / 10343 posts

    Not really. I handle all night wakings always so he always gets up with lo (I usually sleep 1 extra hour, max of 2). Sometimes lo will sleep well for a few days in a row and I start to feel bad then she keeps me up all night a few days and I don't anymore lol. I've asked him if he would rather alternate (like he does nights and I do mornings) sometimes or take turns doing both night and morning for weekends but he says he's happy with the status quo (and so am I). Sometimes though if lo has a good stretch if nights I'll take a morning to be nice.

  7. yellowbird

    honeydew / 7303 posts

    We both get up together on Saturdays and Sundays he's gone at 6:30 am so I get up when lo waakes. We never get to sleep in!

  8. Tidybee

    nectarine / 2834 posts

    @mrsjyw: 8:30!? You are so lucky! We have both slept in if DD sleeps past 7!
    If she wakes super early,
    DH usually Gets up with her but I don't really fall back to sleep because I hear them playing and I feel badly he's up with her. I dknt get up with her bc DH would sleep til noon if I let him...and that's not happening on a weekend!

  9. irene

    nectarine / 2964 posts

    So unfair.... never
    I have not know what sleep in meant since I had the flu 2 years ago, wait actually the last time I slept in was when I was in ER when LO was a 3 months old.

  10. Corduroy

    pomelo / 5237 posts

    @loveisstrange: This. I used to get so angry when DH would sleep in until 11:30 or so that it would ruin my day. That's 6 hours after LO gets up. By the time he got up he didn't want to do anything because it was almost LOs nap time.

    We capped the sleep time to 8:30 and I am much happier. I can't sleep in anyway (DH takes forever waking up to LOs cries, they are super loud, and LO throws a fit for me) but since I have 8:30 blocked in my mind as my time I usually lounge in bed until 7:15 or so. Before I was getting up with them when they woke at 5:30 which made DH mad and he would usually go back to bed, making me mad too.

  11. ellewoods84

    kiwi / 728 posts

    I usually "sleep in." I still have to wake up with her and nurse her, but I usually go back to sleep for around 1.5 hours. My husband is a morning person and I sooo am not. He usually naps on the weekend, and I can never fall asleep napping so it works!

  12. ScarletBegonia

    persimmon / 1339 posts

    Pretty much both weekend days one of us gets our son and we bring him into bed to cuddle/play/get crawled on for about an hour, then we all get up and make breakfast or go out to get it. Our son just turned 1 and I thought by now we would be switching off and having sleep ins, but we've kind of gotten into the pattern and I really value that family time (I think my husband does too, although he's always been more of a sleeper inner than me, so maybe he hates it and bites his tongue!). I think this is also helped by the fact that our son sleeps through 99% of the time and we tend to go to bed earlyish.

  13. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    We tried, but it didn't work out...so now we all get up together.

  14. hellobeeboston

    honeydew / 7232 posts

    Usually yes. But lately, sadly, we are both up before LO

  15. Crisark

    pomegranate / 3398 posts

    Yes. We've alternated her bedtime and wake up situations since birth and she will be two next month.

  16. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    I get up when the baby wakes and he gets up when the toddler wakes. It's usually the same time, 7ish but randomly one will get up earlier.

  17. Adira

    wonderful pomelo / 30692 posts

    We take turns, but now that we have an infant who nurses, it just means I never really get to sleep in. Looking forward to the day I can truly sleep in again!


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