I've heard of kids having selective hearing, and I know plenty of Dads who have selective hearing. Particularly during Football season or in the middle of the night, but right now I am experiencing Mum selective hearing and it is so strange to me. Apparently I have suddenly developed night time selective hearing with my children, and I do not hear Ezra cry, I just sleep right through it.
This selective hearing hasn't just happened once, but multiple time now. I wake up in the morning after my night of getting up a couple of times to feed Willow when she cries, only to discover that there had been a whole other kind of drama in our house that I had slept through and was blissfully unaware of. Joel will look at me with bewilderment and disbelief the next morning that I didn't hear Ezra screaming really loudly in our bedroom right next to me at 1am. One night Joel got up multiple times to Ezra crying in his bed or because he wandered into our room and I didnt hear a thing, when I woke in the morning I was completely clueless. This has happened several time now since Willow was born, but I still wake to the smallest whimper from baby Willow, and of course, Joel doesn't hear her at all.
What is happening? Is my Mummy brain so tuned into my baby girl that it just blocks everything else out to let me get some rest? I heard every noise from Ezra in the middle of the night right up until Willow was born. I used to get up to Ezra in the night and Joel was the one blissfully unaware, but it seems that now the roles have reversed, I'm so glad he hears Ezra or we would be in trouble! In some ways it amazes me at how well our family unit works in the middle of the night, and none of it was deliberate.
So, has this ever happened to you too?
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