Monday, January 11, 2016

Night Terrors... and a Netflix Giveaway.

As you probably know, we're expecting a baby over here. Any time now really... if the baby feels like being convenient enough to actually be born on his/her due date, I'll be up to my eyeballs in diapers and onsies in 24 days.

I'm not a first time mum, I've obviously done this before, but for some reason, I'm kind of terrified this time around. I forget everything. Well, almost everything.

I distinctly remember how hard it was having a baby and a toddler at the same time. I was up all day with Beege, and all night with Kee. I had been entirely spoiled by what a great sleeper Beege was. Kee was a cheerful, charming baby... we just couldn't seem to work out the all important sleep thing.

I wasn't expecting a baby who would scream from 9:00 to 2:00 every night. She wouldn't/couldn't sleep anywhere but tucked up against my chest, so even when we did manage to sleep at the same time, I wasn't fully asleep and it barely took the edge off my exhaustion. I felt physically terrible, I wasn't getting any sleep at all, and it was making me crazy. Nursing in the middle of the night became a bit frightening because I actually started hallucinating -- mostly big black bug-like things swarming up my walls -- but I found that I could distract myself by running an episode of Gilmore Girls on my little travel DVD player. I got through all 7 seasons while holding her through the night so she could sleep.

I have high hopes that this time around things will be different. The older girls are old enough to help out a bit (or at least let me nap if I need to). If the baby is up all night, I will have the opportunity to sleep during the day while the older kids are at school -- and believe me, I will take it.

But when I do find myself up in the middle of the night, I will definitely be binge (re)watching some of my favourite shows on Netflix. Anything to recommend? I'm looking for comedies, I think... nothing with gore or big black bug-like things.


Care to binge watch with me?

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27 comments:

  1. I've just finished Downton Abbey and am mourning its end - haven't found a new favourite yet and am consoling myself with back episodes of Doctor Who.

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  2. I've been going back and forth between Buffy, Doctor Who, and Cosmos.

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  3. I am binge watching Nashville right now. (Judy Cowan)

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  4. I am binge watching Ray Donovan

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  5. I am going to start binge watching Making of a Murderer.

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  6. I'm not currently binge watching anything due to the two tiny humans currently running around our house. I wish I was catching up on GOT, though

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  7. I am binge watching Pretty little liars!!

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  8. I've been binge watching Jessica Jones

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  9. Malcolm in the Middle - it has new meaning now that I am a parent.

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  10. Ice Age 2 :)

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  11. I am currently binge watching making a murderer

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  12. Wentworth!

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  13. We just binge-watched How to Get Away with Murder. Hangin' for more episodes!! Haha.

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  14. I'm binge watching House of Cards

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  15. I'm binge watching Miss Fisher's Murder mysteries.

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  16. Daredevil and jessica jones currently. :D

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  17. Right now I'm binge watching Elementary. It is really good!

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  18. I will binge on all the things!!! We had a temp Netflix access that mandated an unlimited home data plan. I miss it! Our first binge was Doctor Who, of course.

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  19. Last binge watch was Making a Murderer and I will probably binge it again with the Hubby.

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