Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
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My sleeping has gone from so-so- to full-on-crappy. I can't get comfy, my ribs hurt when I lie down, and I wake up worried about stuff and unable to go back to sleep.
I decided since I'm not sleeping anyway to start working on getting DS to sleep in his own bed all night. He normally comes in at around 1, and I would really like him in his own bed when the baby comes. He is a restless sleeper and really disturbs my sleep when he's with us. Last night was day 1...it was pretty rough. He went to bed at 7:30 fine as usual, then woke up at 9:30; I went in and tucked him back in and told him he needed to sleep in his bed, kiss kiss, leave. He whimpered a bit but didn't cry, then said "mama mama" over and over for maybe 10 minutes, then went back to sleep. He woke up again at 3, and then we went through the above routine like 3 or 4 more times between then and 7 when he got up for good. I've been resting in the living room with the monitor instead of going back to bed after he wakes up, because I don't want my husband to be awakened by the "mama mama" phase. So I've pretty much been up since 3. *yawn*
Hopefully tonight will go better. At least DS didn't cry...I won't do any form of CIO. He just tries his best to get me to come back in... "mama mama, come ba' in here," etc. If he starts to sound agitated I go in and settle him again, rub his back etc., and eventually he falls asleep. I feel a little sad about it...I wish I could just let him stay in our bed til he self-weaned from it. But it just doesn't work for me (or DH), and I really need it to change. I hope it doesn't take too long, and that he doesn't regress when the baby arrives!