So, my son is 4 months and 5 days old. I have found myself, in the last 3-4 weeks, asking how much longer I can go on like this. He started off as an excellent sleeper. At 2 -3 months old we would lay him in his bassinet at night and he would just put himself to sleep when he was ready...he'd wake up 2-3 times to eat and go right back down...naps were 1-2 hours 3 times a day NOW...he is up 5-8 times per night and the longest stretch of sleep I get is 2-3 hours. His naps have deteriorated into 30-45 minute stints 2-5 times a day. Everybody told us that as much as we didn't want to do it, we needed to let him CIO...so we tried. 3 nights. Hell. No. We bought books (the latest, The No Cry Sleep Solution). So for the past 2 days I've been trying to catch him as he's waking from his 30 minute naps and rock him back to sleep...he's actually slept 3 1hr + naps today. Last night he slept for a 5 hour block and a 3 hour block...it was heaven. I'm scared it was a fluke...and he still got up every 40 minutes after that until 7:40 this morning. His bedtime is 6:30-7:00 (as chosen by him) and he used to work well on this schedule. We have a very familiar and low-key routine for both naps and bedtime...what more can I do to get some sleep...and keep it?!
I guess I'm starting this thread to get ideas, to commiserate, and to get support...hope to hear from you :)
Sleepless in San Diego