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I took a 12 week maternity leave and have now been back at work for a month. My daughter has been going to daycare and seems to have adjusted really well to the changes in our routine. I am a light sleeper, so putting her to bed and having that monitor on all night makes it really hard to sleep. Plus she wakes up 2-3 times a night. A lot of time she gets up at 3:30 am and wants to stay up and play. My boyfriend works 12 hour shifts, but we take turns getting up with her. Most of the time I end up awake even if he offers to takeover becasue I just can't go back to sleep. I get up at 5am everyday to get ready for work, so I am only getting about 4 hours of sleep. It is really catching up with me. I am so tired! How do you other working mamas keep your sanity. sometimes I feel like I am losing it!

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Turn off the monitor!  You are paranoid the baby will wake up so your planning on it and waiting for it to happen.  When you don't have the constant reminder ie the monitor, you will sleep better, and the baby, im sure, is not that far away anyway so you will hear her wake up.  Good luck and trust me it will get better soon!
I think the most important thing is knowing it will end. It does get better and the lack of sleep with eventually come to an end. I remember the feeling of it never ending, and the second  time around It seemed way easier.
I agree with turning off the moniter, altho i waited till my girls were 6 months. I let them cry and they eventally feel back to sleep. I was a walking zombie for 6 mo with twins but not so much anymore. A sleep pattern is REALLY important for you and your baby, but find on that works for you both. It will take time but you'll get it. Hang in there :)

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