Hi all -
I am new here, and hoping for some reassurance from experienced grans.
I am very lucky that I spend very regular time with my DD and 3 mth old first grandchild. I help out a couple of times a week with caring for him, while daughter tries to study and/or catch up on chores(she is in last year of a mature student degree programme).
She and DSIL have paid me the huge compliment of asking if I will look after DGS in June while they are at a wedding. They plan to stay over night so they can both let their hair down a little for the first time since his birth.
Help!!!! I have no worries about the everyday care, but am terrified that tiredness will see me doze on the sofa and not wake up (it does seem to happen these days). Or worse, that I simply won't hear him in the night (I do sleep like the dead). Currently have (secret) plan to sleep on the nursery floor! I have nightmares that they will decide to come home after all (DD b/feeds so its just possible she will decide to not drink and come home to feed) and appear back at 2am to find exhausted granny dead to the world, and a screaming baby with his needs not met.
Have you done the 24 hour "sit"? was it OK? did you wake up when needed?
I so badly want to get this right so would appreciate any input
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