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post #41 of 53

Begoniamama - my first is the only one that had sleep regression during milestones, but I clearly remember seeing her just sleep crying while rocking on all fours before crawling.  It was the saddest thing!  The other two kids didn't even practice crawling - they just did it, so no sleep regression.  It sure does suck, though!

post #42 of 53

I'm pretty sure there's a wonder week around 8 mo. as well (but I don't get their emails this time around, so I can't remember for sure!) that can affect sleep. With DS1, 8 mo to around 14ish mo. was pretty hard... Between learning how to walk and talk, growing a full set of teeth and growing so much, it's no wonder some kids can't sleep!! I've heard it said somewhere before that development is like packing a suitcase. When they learn something new, they have to unpack everything (which usually equals a fussy/sleepless period) and pack everything back along with the new skill. Sometimes they can re-pack fast and smoothly. Other times it takes awhile for them to get it all back in the suitcase (and sometimes they seem to "forget" a previous skill during the repacking). This has really helped me especially dealing with my toddler...

post #43 of 53
Well, E has always been a frequent waker but what I am seeing now is longer wake times between naps...anywhere from 3-4+hours. So, not only does he wake frequently, now he is really hard to get to sleep! Hmmm now that I think about it, he officially learned to crawl the other day and that night slept thru for the first time in months. He was exhausted because he crawled around the bed until he finally crashed at 10:30. Sigh! Th next night he woke every hour again! Can't win!
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by Kindermama View Post

Well, E has always been a frequent waker but what I am seeing now is longer wake times between naps...anywhere from 3-4+hours. So, not only does he wake frequently, now he is really hard to get to sleep! Hmmm now that I think about it, he officially learned to crawl the other day and that night slept thru for the first time in months. He was exhausted because he crawled around the bed until he finally crashed at 10:30. Sigh! Th next night he woke every hour again! Can't win!

*hugs* It's hard, huh? I keep telling myself one day they will be teenagers, and I'll be pulling my hair out because I can't get them to wake up! Are you able to get some sleep on the weekends? It's got to be really tough with 5 (or is E #6?)!

post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by bentlaj11 View Post

*hugs* It's hard, huh? I keep telling myself one day they will be teenagers, and I'll be pulling my hair out because I can't get them to wake up! Are you able to get some sleep on the weekends? It's got to be really tough with 5 (or is E #6?)!

E is #5. I don't get to catch up on sleep on the weekends either. Someday! sleepytime.gif


Edited by Kindermama - 9/7/12 at 4:59pm
post #46 of 53

we had an every hour night last night. i am beyond tired, but with this being my first and a saturday, me and DH and DS had a 2.5 hour family nap this afternoon. still tired though! :)

 

he is officially crawling though and had a good night two nights ago - and i like the suitcase analogy bentla, i feel like right now sleep is so touch and go with all the milestones that i have to stop hoping he will magically sleep through the night. he is packing and unpacking, and it is really hard work! when he wakes up so often i have to remind myself that he isn't doing it just to bug me, he really feels like he needs me and i am going to be there for him. it's hard at 9,10,11:30,1,2,3,5 in morning though :)

post #47 of 53

Whew, anyone else dealing with separation anxiety?  It started overnight and now Zach will scream if I so much as step out of his line of sight.  It's cute when he clings to me when we meet new people, but not so cute when I need to go to the bathroom.  Oh well, this too shall pass...

post #48 of 53
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Whew, anyone else dealing with separation anxiety?  It started overnight and now Zach will scream if I so much as step out of his line of sight.  It's cute when he clings to me when we meet new people, but not so cute when I need to go to the bathroom.  Oh well, this too shall pass...

Not here (yet) but I'm 100% sure it has a lot to do with 4 siblings that hang around him a lllll day! School starts tomorrow and I'm sure that E will be doing the same thing!

post #49 of 53
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Whew, anyone else dealing with separation anxiety?  It started overnight and now Zach will scream if I so much as step out of his line of sight.  It's cute when he clings to me when we meet new people, but not so cute when I need to go to the bathroom.  Oh well, this too shall pass...

 

 

yep, if i move away from him when he is not distracted with something else, he will chase me while whining. started overnight here as well, to the point where if we are playing together on the floor he is climbing all over me to get right on top of me, doesn't want to sit by himself right now. although he is fine with other people, no stranger danger, just a little separation anxiety. might also have to do with the fact that he is around so many people all the time, so he's used to it? and like you say kindermama - having other little ones around helps! :)

post #50 of 53
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Seperation anxiety has started here.  Oh my, this can really work your nerves! Combine that with the fact that DD may be teething, and we've had two solid days of moaning/whining general grumpy and unsettled-ness.  Where's the wine again? lol.gif

post #51 of 53

So W's separation anxiety started some time ago-- right around when he started crawling (at 5 months).  It actually seems to be starting to ebb now, fingers crossed.  For a while it was so so bad, worse than I think his brother's has ever been.  He still doesn't like strangers and doesn't really seem to need a lot of external (beyond his family) social input, but i'm guessing that may just be his personality, as I am much the same way.

 

His transition to daycare has been really amazingly smooth.  He's only going 2 half days a week, just 4 hours in the afternoon on Thursdays and Fridays.  (And then he's at home with my husband for another 4.5 hrs til I get home.)  Having watched him playing in the baby room with the other babies and having watched the baby room ladies holding him and cuddling him and playing with him, I feel a lot better about having to leave him those days.  

post #52 of 53

I've been reading along and finally finding the time to post! 

 

Finley is going to be 1 next month, but since he was so early he's pretty much right where he should be if he had been born full term.  So many things have changed since he came home from the NICU.  He is off oxygen and all of his meds and other than poor fine motor skills he seems to be almost caught up.  He is crawling around like a maniac as well as pulling up and cruising around on furniture.  Even though he doesn't have any teeth yet, he LOVES solids.  He thinks bottles are evil and I have a very hard time getting him to take them.  That wouldn't be such an issue, except he refuses to drink out of a sippy cup.  Right now we are using an open cup, but if anyone has any suggestions that would allow him to drink without me holding the cup for him that would be great!

 

 

I would love to see updated pics of all the babies.  I think I will start a pic thread!

post #53 of 53

Oh Finley has gotten so big!  Thats fantastic :o)  I am glad he is doing so well!
 

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