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Baby sleep

post #1 of 9
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So! Apparently I've named another thread this. Oh well.

 

Charlie is sleeping more soundly, I think. I'm able to move him about without waking him up pretty easily. Or even put him down and have him keep sleeping (though I rarely do it because I don't WANNA)

 

I can take him in the night and get up from my recliner (never graceful), walk to his room (well, his dresser's room..), change his diaper into the night diaper (which includes a generous butt greasing with coconut oil), adjust his clothes for sleep, pick him up, carry him to our room, put him in bed, get ready for bed myself and then climb into bed with him (which, as he rolls over to meet me, usually includes me elbowing him in the head)....

 

And he usually doesn't wake up.

 

So either he's been sneaking sleeping pills or life just got a lot easier for his mother. And it was pretty good to start.

 

Sleep itself isn't quite so good. I'm trying to decide if we all three got sick with something and it cause Dusty to throw up but me and Charlie to be crazy gassy for DAYS or if it's separate issues, but dang. It's hard to get him to sleep laying in bed because he's so gassy.

post #2 of 9

If it is sleeping pills then please send some this way! Sleeping is not asny easier. Still only sleeps on top of me, and if any noise happens then he wakes up. ANd no noise in this house is just about impossible. My 2 year is watching massive amounts of TV because that is the only way he doesn't run around the house screaming for fun so baby can get a little shut eye. He will nap in my beco but only for maybe 30 minutes and 2-3 of those a day isn't enough. 

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post

 

Charlie is sleeping more soundly, I think. I'm able to move him about without waking him up pretty easily. Or even put him down and have him keep sleeping (though I rarely do it because I don't WANNA)

 

ha! i almost just posted this on the fb group. there's a million things i could be doing right now and i have gotten pretty good at getting m into the crib for naps for about half an hour or so. but why would i want to do something like that when i could sit on my butt and have baby snuggles joy.gif

post #4 of 9
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If it is sleeping pills then please send some this way! Sleeping is not asny easier. Still only sleeps on top of me, and if any noise happens then he wakes up. ANd no noise in this house is just about impossible. My 2 year is watching massive amounts of TV because that is the only way he doesn't run around the house screaming for fun so baby can get a little shut eye. He will nap in my beco but only for maybe 30 minutes and 2-3 of those a day isn't enough. 


Dang. I would if I could! Our place is pretty quiet and we don't do much during the day, so that certainly helps him. That doesn't happen in your world!

 

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by nettles View Post

ha! i almost just posted this on the fb group. there's a million things i could be doing right now and i have gotten pretty good at getting m into the crib for naps for about half an hour or so. but why would i want to do something like that when i could sit on my butt and have baby snuggles joy.gif



Yes!! It's the best thing ever :)

post #6 of 9

Becky, all I can say is start putting your order in NOW for a 2nd baby that is as good of a sleeper.  Or you'll be pulling your hair out like the rest of us are now!!!

 

Sleep here is going ok, I can't complain too much.  Finn does let me put him down and he does fall asleep on his own (which I appreciate and view as small miracles b/c my first NEVER did either of those things).  I do hold him for naps occasionally -- usually when DD is in school or occupied elsewhere with DH.  But I admit, I do put him down most of the time, b/c I can.  And b/c he'll sleep much longer not in my arms.

 

 

post #7 of 9
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Sadly he's started waking up on the change table. And it takes usually an hour or two to get him back to sleep. Sigh.

 

He was so cute last night, though. He's sound asleep but when I unvelcro his diaper, his hands immediately go down to shove it off, the feet go in the air and the penis is in his grip! So he wakes up playing with it. I can, however, get him fully undressed and nearly redressed while he sleep-plays.

 

He's waking up quite cheerful, at least. ;)

post #8 of 9

I wish Ada would sleep that soundly.  She is like her mother, a super light sleeper.  I was hoping her sister, who's incredibley loud, would cause her to sleep heavily....but nope.  I am lucky however that she will not go to sleep any other way than for me to lay her down in the pack-n-play or crib with the paci and blanket.  She will not be fed or rocked to sleep hardley ever anymore.  When did my baby get to be such a big girl??  She loves her bed!

post #9 of 9

oh how I want her to fall a sleep by herself when she is tired! Dont get me wrong I do not mind nursing, rocking etc to help her - but she is w babysitter 4 days a week (actually we could never get above 3 but in theory it should be 4) and I want her to have the skill to comfortably drift off if she is soo tired (rubbing her red eyes that are almost closed etc) . What I get (sitting next to her mind you) are a lot of complaints that are also yawns (makes a really cute lion cub-ish sound) that eventually results in loud loud complaints. She is not alone, I am touching her  and right next to her etc. I dont know how to do this and I am just so sad about it.

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