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    That is my question: when do you go to bed, and when do you get up?

    Is it different on days off and weekends?

    Does your partner get up at different times?

    Normally (outside of times when I have a LO feeding overnight) I get up at 6am, and I go to bed around midnight. On weekends, I will sleep as long as LOs allow - generally until around 7am, sometimes (**bliss**) until 8 or 9 ... we're praying that DS2 sleeps as well as DS1 does, because I would love to be able to get some more sleep again!



    DH goes to bed at the same time as me, but is able to get up later for work - an hour or two later, in face. But he'll generally get up, help out a bit, and then go back to bed.

    Before children, we would often sleep really late on Saturdays (sleeping in [and of BDing] until the early afternoon was not unheard of) but we would just as often get up around 8 and do the shopping and housework.

    At the moment though, all bets are off as our sleeping is pretty much dictated by when DS2 needs my boobies. Such is life.

    How about you?

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    As I am currently crazy and studying I am generally up until 0100 and then up at some stage between 3 and 4 to get DS2 and bring to our bed and then in bed till 0700 or 0720 (on a good morning can get kids to lie in bed with me until 0830).

    DH goes to bed between 2200 and 2300 and is up between 0630 and 0730 for work.

    On weekends days I am not working or not working till PM DH manages to sleep in which annoyes crap out of me!!!!!

    Pre kids I would love sleeping in till noon but that is all a long way away!!

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    I used to love to sleep, DH and I would sleep in till about 10/11am on Sat and on Sunday later lol.

    These days I go to bed after work 4 nights a week at 1am then the other 3 I go to bed at 8pm as being pregnant with two boys is taking it out of me!

    DH goes to bed same time as me as he has insomnia and honestly doesn't need as much sleep as me to function. I really think some people need more sleep than other to function.

    So Boys get up at 6.30 most mornings and DH will get up with them and I get up around 8am when he leaves for work. Though I do get up a million times a night to pee.

    Sleep is a long gone luxury but I do LOVE waking up to two beautiful DS's!

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    I'm normally in bed around 8pm but latest 9. I get up for work any time between 5 and 6am.

    We're both usually awake with DS around 3am and its rare that he goes back to sleep so some days we're awake from 3am. Weekends are no different.

    DF goes to bed usually later than me. He does shift work so some days he doesn't get to bed until midnight.

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    DH and I both usually go to bed at the same time, around 9.30. And get up whenever we're woken by the girls, usually around 6.30.

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    I usually go to bed around 10.30pm and get up whenever DD wakes up - which is usually about the same time DS comes in to our room - somewhere around 6-6.30am.

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    anywhere from 8-10. i feed DD in bed at night, then cuddle her til she goes to sleep. i have the TV on though while i do. i usually crash around 10 or just after. am up for work at 6
    weekends we tend to wake anywhere from 6-7 cos DD wakes. if we're lucky, she'll then have boob in bed til 8 or later. DH often takes her out so i can lay in bed just relaxing for a while - so i may not get up til 9.
    i go to bed same time every night - DD doesn't much know the difference between work night and weekend, so i just snuggle her in bed. nights when i don't have to work the next day, i may watch more eps of whatever series i'm watching at the time though (six feet under at the moment)

    DH stays up later. he doesn't need as much sleep (and he can nap during the day - the man can sleep ANYWHERE if he's tired - i can't nap during the day even for a few minutes - cos i can't sleep at night if i do!)

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    I usually go to sleep sometime between 10pm and 1am. I usually wake up at about 7am although sometimes I manage to get back to sleep until 9am on the weekend or school holidays.

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    Bed around 9pm up 4.30-5.30am after about 4-8 wake ups

    My children hate me LOL

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    During the week, twice a week I get up at 6am b/c I work then other days during the week it is usually around 7.30am b/c that is the time my DD wakes. At night time during the week I go to bed usually around 9.30 - 10.30pm.

    Weekends, really depends but I have been sleeping in until about 8.30am and I go to bed later around 10.30pm

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    I got to bed around 8:30pm, usually read for 30mins or so then lights out.
    Work days I am up by 6:20am. Non work days, DH gets up 1st and I get up around 7am.
    Weekends, DH gets up for breakfast and I usually get up around 8am, still go to bed the same time every night of the week usually, except this week and for the Offspring season, on a Wednesday I will be staying up late

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    I wait up for DH to get home from work at night, then we have our own catch up on the day and chat without the girls having their say too. So most nights we dont crash until midnight or 1am. Its a luxury to be in bed before 11pm, and on the odd nights that we are, we cant sleep cause its too early
    Wake up is I dont usually get up til about 8am. But thats cause Im up all night with all the night time stuff. So feeds and nappy changes for dd3, escorting dd2 when she she walks etc.
    The girls wake up at around 6am give of take half hr. So dh gets up with them whilst I get some rest. Then he trots off to work at around 10-10:30am.

    Oh weekends dont make any difference here, each day rolls into another really

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    At the moment I'm going to bed around 9pm, but then waking up with horrible insomnia around 1.30am. I'm then awake until between 4-5am, then doze on and off until getting up around 7am. Pretty much like that 7 days. DH will sometimes come to bed around the same time as me but normally he's more like 10pm. He's up early for golf on Saturdays - 6 to 6.30 am. Sunday sleep ins are a thing of the past generally. Good old pre-kid days we would laze in bed until we were too hungry not to get up! Every now and then he tries to give me a lie in on a Sunday morning but the girls are hopeless at leaving me alone - even if they think they are by tiptoing into our room to give me "sleeping kisses".

    I've always been a morning person so need a relatively early night and I need 8 hours of sleep a night to really recharge and feel good. 8 hours nightly is a distant memory for years now.

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    During the week I usually go to bed around 10.30 or sometimes a lot earlier if I am completely knackered (as early as 8.30) and I'm up at 7am.

    Weekends I tend to stay up a bit later, rarely as late as midnight unless I am out though, and I usually sleep until 8 or sometimes 9am. The kids get themselves up, get their own breakfast and amuse themselves during this time. They also know not to disturb me as I am something of a bear with a sore head in the morning I need a lot of sleep and really struggled when the kids were not allowing me the 8 hours a night I need.

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    I go to bed anywhere between 9 and 11pm (ish). It all depends on how DS2 is sleeping until then. If I am lucky enough that he hasn't woken then generally I use that time for myself. But if he wakes like he has been lately) 1-2hourly or so then I go to bed early because I know it will be a long night. DD and DS1 wake through the night too, though they are getting better at not waking, thank goodness! I *should* go to bed early every night, but I just can't do it and need that time in the evenings to myself to unwind and just be.
    We wake at 5am usually. DS2 is allergic to sleep and wakes at this ungodly hour, just because. I try everything to get him back to sleep, but I have no luck, 5am it is! The big kids usually sleep later, this morning they weren't up until 6.15 and 6.50.
    I am so not a morning person and usually just change DS2 and then veg on the lounge until at the earliest 6.30am when I will get the kids some breaky and me a BIG hot coffee! They all have some milk when they get up, the big kids help themselves and DS2 has booby, though he has soy milk in his sippee cup then too if he wants it.
    When DH is home (ie not working) we take it in turns to sleep in. I often pass out until 9/10am because my body is trying to catch up on sleep! That is also usually the first time in a week that I will get more than 2hrs sleep in a row. I do really struggle with the sleeplessness and I am a person who needs alot of sleep to feel good. I am getting a bit used to it now (5yrs later!!) but it still gets to me sometimes. Thankfully DH can work with minimal sleep.
    Pre kids, bed time was usually 11-12 and wake ups were between 5.45 and 8am depending on my work shifts. Weekends a sleep in was until about 9am. Though we would often just laze about in bed or go down to the shop, get food and come home and go back to bed! Oh, the luxury!!

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    10:30ish on a weeknight. Any where between 10:30 and midnight on the weekend. There is the odd night though where I head to bed around 9ish.

    Get up between 6:30 and 7 am on a weekday. Fairly similar on a weekend, unless DH gets up and I get to sleep in.

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    I usually go to bed somewhere between 9-10, and then read/play with my phone for a bit before going to sleep.

    Weekdays I'm at at 6 to get ready for work. On weekends I'll be up anywhere from 6-7, depending on when DD wakes.

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    I am such a nana. Generally by 9.30 pm unless we are out.

    Up between 6 and 7 depending on kids. Weekends DH will get up one morning and I'll stay in bed.


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