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Sleeping Through

Written by: wme_admin | Date: 21/12/2015

I haven’t wanted to admit this as I fear saying it out loud may jinx me, but I think my children now sleep through the night!?!?!

This is, as it is for pretty much every mum in the land, a long time coming and a big fat relief. For me the sleep deprivation started nearly 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Miss 3.

Pregnancy insomnia is so stupid!

Why our bodies do this to us is beyond me. People tell me that it is the body’s way of preparing us for the sleeplessness that comes with caring for a newborn.

Maybe…..

I mentioned it to my Obstetrician at the time and he just laughed at me. So I am guessing there is little scientific proof to the theory.

There is however, proof that as an older mum (I was 40 when I fell pregnant to Miss 3) you get a lot more tired than your younger counterparts. So being a clinical geriatric mum, suffering pregnancy insomnia and newborn baby related sleep deprivation and having a mere 7 months between pregnancies left me slightly (understatement) bonkers.

There were days where I had such little sleep my vision blurred, my bones ached and I just wanted to fall in a heap and cry. Every night I would go to bed and pray that tonight would be the night that I got a refreshing night’s sleep. I even went to the doctor to talk about coping strategies, but sadly there are none. Sure, I could take a sleeping pill and let Daddy look after the wake ups, but I was so overwrought with lack of sleep that sleeping pills didn’t work very well and the girls would generally wake me up before they’d every wake Mr Heavy Sleeper.

So, in the end I decided to do the only thing I could do, suck it up! So suck it up I did. I tried my hardest to ignore my blurred vision and aching bones and stop moaning about it and just get on with it. Don’t get me wrong, it was easier said than done, but complaining about it just made it worse and focussed on the negative.

During this time, I also continued to work on teaching the girls to sleep. The older one was taught how to think positive thoughts to self settle. Thoughts like if she ran an ice cream factory what flavours would she make, or how she could build the biggest sandcastle in the world. You know, fun and happy stuff.

With Miss 2, who is my greatest challenge, I tried the sleep school style patting and shooshing, the slowly walking out of the room and shooshing, sitting at the end of her bed and shooshing, sitting on a footstool and shooshing. Now I am the loudest and most powerful shoosher in town!

But somehow it all worked!! My efforts over the toughest of years paid off. Plus time.

So now it has been over a week where I put the girls to bed and they fall asleep and wake up AFTER the sun rises.

Woooohoooo!

For all those mums out there who aren’t quite at the this turning point, let me just tell you, it is a wonderful feeling getting a good nights sleep night after night. One night is lovely, but lots of nights in a row puts you in a different dimension. Everything just seems brighter and happier and shinier. I would also like to say that you too will get there, and whenever that time is, I hope you feel as thrilled by back to back good nights sleep as I am.

So it’s happy days for me right now. Very happy days indeed.

Mischa Huang

I ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag and Skiphop activity monkey toy , it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it. Definitely will order it again. Thank you
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:50:42+00:00
I ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag and Skiphop activity monkey toy , it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it. Definitely will order it again. Thank you

Mariko

Such great service!

I ordered a Skip Hop Vibrant Village Activity Gym for my bub (purely because i NEEDED that sausage dog tummy time pillow!) and received notification a few hours later that it has been shipped.

It arrived this week and my little boy is loving it!

 
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:05:43+00:00
Such great service! I ordered a Skip Hop Vibrant Village Activity Gym for my bub (purely because i NEEDED that sausage dog tummy time pillow!) and received notification a few hours later that it has been shipped. It arrived this week and my little boy is loving it!  

Tegan B

I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality!

Perfect for my little grey and white nursery.

I couldn't be happier with my purchases.

The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast .

Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice)

I would recommend this company to anyone.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2017-02-20T10:01:37+00:00
I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality! Perfect for my little grey and white nursery. I couldn't be happier with my purchases. The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast . Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice) I would recommend this company to anyone.

Mel, Albion Park, NSW

I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago!

I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply.
I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible.

Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.

Facebook review

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-04-27T12:03:16+00:00

Facebook review

I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago! I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply. I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible. Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.

Melissa via Mum’s Say (Kidspot)

The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come.
The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:44+00:00
The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come. The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.

Nikki Faint

It is so nice to receive parcels in the post, not only quickly, but with a personal note on the invoice!

Highly recommend
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:50:13+00:00
It is so nice to receive parcels in the post, not only quickly, but with a personal note on the invoice! Highly recommend

Maria Zee

Quick & easy purchase! Also great they use afterpay! Delivered via AUS Post & it was fast!

Ordered the lamb playmat & ziggy bean bag. Looks & feels like great quality. Just waiting for bubs to pop out & enjoy!

Thank you KJ essentials
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:52:24+00:00
Quick & easy purchase! Also great they use afterpay! Delivered via AUS Post & it was fast! Ordered the lamb playmat & ziggy bean bag. Looks & feels like great quality. Just waiting for bubs to pop out & enjoy! Thank you KJ essentials

Facebook Review

What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-05-27T11:38:32+00:00
What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!

Crystal

Very fast delivery and the hand written thank you note was a beautiful personal touch :) we are very happy with our little ones new skip hop silver lining playmat.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:29:51+00:00
Very fast delivery and the hand written thank you note was a beautiful personal touch :) we are very happy with our little ones new skip hop silver lining playmat.

Steph King

Placed my order with KJ Essentials on the 3/10 and it came yesterday!! So quick � love my Aroma Bloom Ultrasonic 5 in 1 vaporiser, so easy to use and love how it's just the right size
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:49:17+00:00
Placed my order with KJ Essentials on the 3/10 and it came yesterday!! So quick � love my Aroma Bloom Ultrasonic 5 in 1 vaporiser, so easy to use and love how it's just the right size

Caragh Dixon

Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent.

Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days.

So simple, highly recommended.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:51:17+00:00
Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent. Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days. So simple, highly recommended.

Mel

Absolutely fantastic I ordered on Thursday afternoon my parcel was posted Friday morning and delivered Monday morning
Can't fault at all and absolutely love my item.

Facebook review

KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:27:50+00:00

Facebook review

Absolutely fantastic I ordered on Thursday afternoon my parcel was posted Friday morning and delivered Monday morning Can't fault at all and absolutely love my item.

Courtney, Cambridge Gardens, NSW

I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today!

I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region).

Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product!

Will definitely be recommending you to my friends 😀😀
KJ Essentials
5.0
2015-12-21T10:15:37+00:00
I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today! I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region). Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product! Will definitely be recommending you to my friends

Orlagh

I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work.
I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower!
The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now!
Highly recommended :)
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:21+00:00
I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work. I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower! The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now! Highly recommended :)

Kay Trey

Ordered the "smart lights activity gym" for my 2 month old & I couldn't be happier with both the service and product.

He loves it, keeps him occupied & tire's him out, he's always occupied in it witch no other play gym has ever done for him!

So thankful, gives mumma a couple mins to get things done while he talks to the bright lights and kicks around!

Best purchase!

Thanking you!
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:53:17+00:00
Ordered the "smart lights activity gym" for my 2 month old & I couldn't be happier with both the service and product. He loves it, keeps him occupied & tire's him out, he's always occupied in it witch no other play gym has ever done for him! So thankful, gives mumma a couple mins to get things done while he talks to the bright lights and kicks around! Best purchase! Thanking you!

SH, Marookna, QLD

Beautiful bean bag and great quality too.
I am so very happy with my purchase.
Thanks for the quick delivery too.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:04:57+00:00
Beautiful bean bag and great quality too. I am so very happy with my purchase. Thanks for the quick delivery too.

Trish, Clayton, Vic

Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience.
Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the
same level of after sales service life would be so much easier.
Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:07:04+00:00
Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience. Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the same level of after sales service life would be so much easier. Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!

Klair

Ordered on the 25th and everything has arrived today! So happy with them and quality. Was worried they wouldn’t suit our pram or our bottles would fit but they work in perfectly! Will definitely buy from you again and recommend to anyone!
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:48:51+00:00
Ordered on the 25th and everything has arrived today! So happy with them and quality. Was worried they wouldn’t suit our pram or our bottles would fit but they work in perfectly! Will definitely buy from you again and recommend to anyone!

Tina Chakraborty

Thanks Kelly received the goodies in time for the arrival of our baby girl, prompt shipment and love the bean bag and playmat!

Thank you
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:51:52+00:00
Thanks Kelly received the goodies in time for the arrival of our baby girl, prompt shipment and love the bean bag and playmat! Thank you

Regan

Bean bag chair is great, fast delivery even over the Easter weekend, they have thought of it all, even the paper clip to open and close the safety zip, my little man loves chilling in his chair.

Facebook review

KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:28:57+00:00

Facebook review

Bean bag chair is great, fast delivery even over the Easter weekend, they have thought of it all, even the paper clip to open and close the safety zip, my little man loves chilling in his chair.

Caragh

Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent.

Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days.

So simple, highly recommended.

 
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:08:03+00:00
Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent. Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days. So simple, highly recommended.  

Jessica, Picton

I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:40+00:00
I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service

Katrina

Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products.
You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store.
I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:22+00:00
Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store. I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.

Rachel

Recently ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag in Black, it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it.

So much more I want to order for this bub and having afterpay as a payment option means I will be able to afford everything I want as well.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-08-31T10:20:41+00:00
Recently ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag in Black, it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it. So much more I want to order for this bub and having afterpay as a payment option means I will be able to afford everything I want as well.

Jacqui

By far the best thing I have purchased for my newborn. He suffers from wind and sometimes has trouble falling asleep laying on his back. The angle of the bean bag allows him to sleep happily without and tummy pain. One happy baby and mummy. Thank you
KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:30:59+00:00
By far the best thing I have purchased for my newborn. He suffers from wind and sometimes has trouble falling asleep laying on his back. The angle of the bean bag allows him to sleep happily without and tummy pain. One happy baby and mummy. Thank you
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