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post #221 of 315

things my child will sleep through: police sirens, fire alarms (unit and the building's), his dad building a bookcase not two feet from where he's sleeping, drywall being cut, plumbing being cut. Things he won't sleep through: me sneezing, being put down in his crib.

post #222 of 315
Ruby is totally unpredictable. Some days she will sleep through the older kids being super roudy. Sometimes she will wake up when Ryan comes in to hang up his suit after work!
post #223 of 315
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Originally Posted by rainbownurse View Post

have you tried the swaddleme blankets by summer infant? That's what we use, and it's a pocket at the bottom 

 
http://www.amazon.ca/Summer-Infant-73744-SwaddleMe-Cotton/dp/B00422MDDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384962343&sr=8-1&keywords=swaddleme

Elliott is a little bit too big for the small/medium ones, but a smidge too small for the large ones yet. Last night he got an arm out though, and we didn't have to save him! he slept for 4-5 hours with his arm out
I think this is the one we have. It looks just like it. He kicked the bottom pocket right off and wiggled out! His doc suggested moving it further down so that it is more overt his hip and hands so that if he wiggles his hands come out over it. That seems to work.

As far as napping... No naps without being rocked here either. I'm trying to enjoy it buti can't get anything done!
post #224 of 315

Clover sleeps kind of embarrassingly well at night, but she has the same thing about HAVING to have movement for naps. This means most naps are on my chest in the wrap. She is also super particular about what I can do while she sleeps -- active chores like vacuuming are fine, but if I stop moving long enough to wash a couple dishes, she wakes up wailing. My birth ball from pregnancy is the only thing that saves my sanity. I think, like cynthiamoon's daughter, C would wake up from the sound of my typing if I weren't simultaneously bouncing. 

post #225 of 315
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Originally Posted by rainbownurse View Post

have you tried the swaddleme blankets by summer infant? That's what we use, and it's a pocket at the bottom 

 
http://www.amazon.ca/Summer-Infant-73744-SwaddleMe-Cotton/dp/B00422MDDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384962343&sr=8-1&keywords=swaddleme

Elliott is a little bit too big for the small/medium ones, but a smidge too small for the large ones yet. Last night he got an arm out though, and we didn't have to save him! he slept for 4-5 hours with his arm out
I think this is the one we have. It looks just like it. He kicked the bottom pocket right off and wiggled out! His doc suggested moving it further down so that it is more overt his hip and hands so that if he wiggles his hands come out over it. That seems to work.

As far as napping... No naps without being rocked here either. I'm trying to enjoy it buti can't get anything done!

 

If you can spare $20, maybe try Halo Sleepsacks? They are like a long zip-up vest sewn at the bottom rather than a pocket. He'd have to work a zipper to escape the feet part! If my daughter escapes it, it's usually that I left it too loose and she pulled her arms out of the top. 

post #226 of 315
We had the same issues with sleep sacks. They can't contains babies. We use a combination of a a&a swaddler and two receiving blankets and actually tie her in. It's the only thing that she can't bust out of and I don't have to worry about her ending up smothered by it.
post #227 of 315
I wanted to tell you how I swaddle Camden up. I bought some swaddle blankets from Etsy same material as Aaden & Anais but at 5:23a can't for the life of me remember what that is LOL. In a regular swaddle I can't buckle him into the swing/bouncer thing so I took the Etsy purchase and cut it in half and wrap him arms at sides, like a burrito so his legs are exposed and I can buckle him in. Of course my A&A is out because it's way too nice to cut HA. he does manage to wriggle an arm out most nights but not always, and I find him sucking on his 2 middle fingers.
post #228 of 315
Have any of you tried not swaddling? We stopped swaddling a week maybe two ago and there is no difference in how she sleeps now. I took it as a cue to stop how angry she seemed when waking. The only difference is that instead of waking to grunts, I wake to happy coos.

Also, we are experimenting with her sleeping in her own room while on vacation, and it's so awesome. I can't believe we have to move in order to have that at home.
post #229 of 315

We stopped swaddling when he started rolling back to front easily. I can't tell if it made a difference or not... he hasn't been a good sleeper since he was about a month old. We started swaddling again at about 3.5 months, and it helped until we stopped about a week and a half ago. He got a bad cold and cut two teeth at the same time so we're currently at about 10 wake ups a night. This too shall pass, I keep telling myself, when I have to wake my 10 year old stepdaughter up at 10am. 

post #230 of 315
Thread Starter 
@Resque -- we're in the same boat. I was apparently the same way. In college I would routinely sleep through lunch. *sigh*
post #231 of 315

I understand now why sleep deprivation is used as torture.  well, let me be clear - I don't understand torture per se, but you know what I mean.  thankfully, our frequent wakings have passed (for now).  Resque, I'll be thinking of you guys!  stay strong and get a nap if you can!

post #232 of 315
The worst is being a mom and having a fever. Griffins fever passed two days ago but we have been waking up 4+ times a night to nurse and I have no idea how ill deal with it with a raging fever. Sigh. I admit I'm feeling sorry for myself while sick. It should be illegal for moms to get fevers. I am hoping he will unconsciously realize and give me a break tonight.
post #233 of 315
Oh I sure hope so for your sake mama!! It's the worst to have a fever and still have to be the care taker 100% of the time. I had mastitis, needed to care for my then 4 month old, and the other 5 kids because DH was on a 48 hour shift. IT SUCKED SO BAD! Hopefully he sleeps for you tonight
post #234 of 315
Oh actiasluna, that sucks! Being sick sucks, especially when you've got a baby to care for. Hopefully it passes quickly and you get some sleep!
post #235 of 315
Thanks for the good thoughts! Aside from a pounding headache for the last twelve hrs and a horrible cough, I seemed to have willed my fever away and griffin only woke up 2 times..he must have felt it...What a relief because his dad has been rendered useless and I now have 2 babies to take care of, sigh.
post #236 of 315

Actiasluna, did Griffin get sick too?  I hope you're all feeling better now.  I could use some advice if you've got any!  I got sick for the first time in years this weekend, and I'm hoping Oliver doesn't catch it.  :(  He and I went to a party at my neighbor's house on Thursday night, and early Saturday morning I started with vomiting and diarrhea that lasted six hours or so.  I had a slight fever, but I think it might have been because I was bundled up in bed all day (alternating chills and sweating, no fun).  I feel a bit better today, but I'm a little weak and have a bit of a headache.  At first I thought I might have gotten sick because of the raw oysters I ate on Friday night, but apparently all but three of the folks at the party have been ill too.  Several of them went to the hospital for dehydration, and apparently one neighbor tested positive for the H1N1 flu.  I've been caring for Oliver the same way I usually do, so I'm hoping he doesn't catch it from me.  And I don't think my milk supply has decreased much, but I wasn't able to eat or even drink much water yesterday, so I'm worried about that too.  Anyway, I'm thinking that this will just run its course, but I was hoping that you mommas might have some advice about how to keep babies happy while you're feeling like crap. 

post #237 of 315
Oh man, rf, right after I wrote the post, I got way worse. Super bad fever for pretty much the entire Christmas week, horrendous coughing all night long etc. ugh. Just coming out of it today finally. I've noticed though, that my milk supply was affected as I've had to supplement with more formula then normal..hope it comes back greensad.gif yes, griffin was sick, he was the first one last weekend and then his dad and I after. Griffin coughed a lot in his sleep but thankfully it didn't wake him up, it was more of a problem of our hacking waking him up...ugh.

Baisically, to keep Griffin happy it was really hard. Played in Playgym happily while I layed on the yoga Mat beside him and sneezed and snorted and whined and Dozed. My boyfriend and I had one really sick day together and then he pretty much took care of Griffin for two days because all I could do was nurse and lay there shivering and being pathetic. I just decided that if I was a bad mom for a few days by not paying enough attention, it was ok because I decided the baby would probably forgive me.
post #238 of 315

sleep regression has hit us.  A 3am dance party last night had me in tears begging him to sleep. Apparently all Chris could hear over the monitor was me crying all of sudden, so he came rushing in and sent me back to bed. Elliott kept getting his arms out of the swaddle, which would wake him up so we had to re-swaddle, and then he was awake and ANGRY he was awake, and would flail until his arms got out of the swaddle, and then we had to re-swaddle...and repeat. Chris eventually had to put him a swaddleme, then tie a blanket around him to keep him in. He fell right asleep after that, and slept for 5 hours. Bliss. Chris also made me promise to never, ever wait that long again to get him. 

post #239 of 315
Thread Starter 
Ours happened from 4-5 months. We still get early dance parties sometimes, but it usually happens when she went to bed earlier Than normal.

We also don't swaddle anymore--which has led to her shaking an invisible rattle in my ear a few times (it's hilarious, really), but she's happier if she can have her arms over her head while she sleeps.
post #240 of 315
Oh rainbownurse, that is SO HARD when that happens. I am so grateful in the middle of the night, when Griffin does the middle of the night dance party, when my boyfriend takes over and the baby is out like a light in 10 min. Pfffff. Afte it's been 45min I've tried to get him down. Ugh.
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