Michelle Bridges is getting a night nurse for her eight-month-old Axel after struggling to cope with exhaustion brought on by his constant wake ups.
The 45-year-old hasn’t had a full night’s sleep since her son was born in December, and has said that after getting lots of advice from other mums she has decided to splash out and bring in a sleep trainer.
She told The Morning Show that she had based her decision on “sound advice, from a lot of other ladies who have gone through the same thing”.
“So hand over heart, I have to say it’s been seven months and I have not slept a full night. I didn’t even know that was possible but apparently it is. I’m still talking, just,” Bridges said on Facebook.
Michelle Bridges’ son Axel. Source. Instagram.
Her open and honest post leaves you feeling admiration, that Bridges – pegged as a “Super Mum” by many – is really no different from the rest of us. (Well on the inside anyway).
But her frankness does leave you wondering, what DID she expect?
Has anyone ever promised that a baby would sleep through in the first year? Where has the expectation come from that the first year is anything but exhausting? Whether you are a celebrity fitness guru or a regular old vomit strewn kinda mum, babies are babies – and they’ve never promised they’ll sleep through. They’ve never promised any such thing.