6 months or so after the birth of our daughter I feel that it is safe to say that I miss sleep. I didn’t realise just how much I would miss sleep before she was born,n because I was under any illusions about her sleeping through the night but because I was a bit of an insomniac and thought I didn’t sleep that much anyhow. How wrong I was!

I have become annoyingly intimate with the early hours of the morning. This is new for me. Even as a student I rarely saw the early hours. One of the many advantages to living at home through university was that no one expected you to make all events. Especially when you had to drive – it was great. As you can see, I am a social animal.

The worst thing is the daughter decided at 3 months or so to sleep through the night. She kept this up for a good two months, she then just stopped and has been getting worse ever since. It’s been rough made worse by the fact that I got reaquainted with sleep during those two months… I wonder if she’s actually trying to kill us…🤔