Just another voice in the chorus of sleepy moms. My 5 1/2-month son is waking up about every 1 1/2-2 hours or even more frequently. He's been in bed with us since he was born, but we started to wonder if he (and we) might sleep better if he moved to his crib for at least part of the night. We started doing a Pantley-inspired routine, and things were going well for a few days. He was peacefully going to sleep at 6:45 and staying in his crib (with a few brief wake-ups) until anywhere from 12-3 AM. But the last few nights, he's refused to fall asleep in his crib. He seems sleepy but then comes back to raging life when I put him in the crib and cries and cries until I finally lie down next to him in our bed and nurse him to sleep. His nose gets really stuffed up in the middle of the night, too, even when he doesn't seem to have a cold during the day, and nothing seems to help--not decongestants, vaporizing, nose-suctioning, dusting the bedroom like crazy. Could he be allergic to our mattress?
I'm so tired and frustrated. I just want more rest and peace so I can enjoy my son, because I love him so much. I guess what I'm looking for here is the usual: support, stories of what's worked for others, reminders that this won't be forever! Thank you!