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|01-28-2007 07:35 PM|
its so much easier to just bring her in bed and put the ole boob in her mouth. which, i know, i know, might be fine for some folks. but i just have a hard time getting any rest with her in bed with me, much less all night nursing.
so, we are gonna TRY to stick with the plan. emphasis on the "try" part
|01-28-2007 07:23 PM|
There is alot changing in them right now
My DD started really bad sleeping around 6 months (she was on and off before then). It was always something with her until close to 2 years. Around 18 months we started having some good nights, we read the no-cry book but were too tired to do anything in it. There were nights when we wondered if we would ever sleep again, then she slept through the night and we felt so much better You will get through the bad sleep, it might happen tommorow it might take some time but seriously it will pass. If it is your first nap with the baby (I remember living for those naps). Also DH would get up in the morning and let me get a bit more sleep
So far Kienan is a much better sleeper. One good night seems to undo most of the weeks tiredness.
It is so hard being so tired
|01-28-2007 07:04 PM|
dear god, please don't let me be this sleep deprived when she is two :
i mean, i don't know any 15 year olds who don't sleep through the night. so there must be an end in sight somewhere... sometime...
i would like to hear people's thoughts on the book. i am skeptical at the moment.
she suggests nursing you babe to sleep for naps (and continuing to do so when they wake up after only a few minutes). every since i tried this isa has started waking up demanding to nurse all night when we co-sleep. she NEVER did this before. coincidence? or have a created a (rather cute) monster?
|01-28-2007 06:59 PM|
|SummerTwilight||I don't know Blair. I just read that book yesterday and there were mama's who's babies were still sleeping like that at age 2. God. THAT made me want to cry! So much for this too shall pass! I want to start that plan but I am too tired to think about taking any action whatsoever besides sleeping when I can, kwim?|
|01-28-2007 01:12 PM|
ahhh, the sleep craziness continues! just when i think, oh we're in the clear, and we have a few weeks of "normal" sleep... it changes again! my oh-so-content-to-sleep-in-crib child has become an all night nurser... just like that.
isa has started this pattern of going to bed like normal at 8pm, waking up at 1:30am and then every hour after that til 7am. Usually the ONLY thing that will settle her is nursing... and man, are my nipples paying for that. uh.
so, we are trying to stick with the no cry baby solution plan but my resolve is so weak. i dont know who is crying more at 4am these days! i think me. i just can't get back to sleep in the time it takes her to nurse before she is awake again.
could it be her teeth? not convinced. developmental? possibly. her diaper? we are gonna try a sposie tonight (grrhhh).
come on now, let's all say together...this too shall pass... right?
|01-18-2007 05:08 PM|
|01-18-2007 03:15 PM|
|01-18-2007 02:57 PM|
I think my ds sleeps much worse than any of yours. The only time he sleeps more than 20-30 minutes is in the car for extended car rides.
This morning, I got him to sleep pretty easily for his morning nap. Waited until he was really asleep, and laid him down. He woke up 2-3 minutes later. Tried to get him back to sleep, but he fought it. He has been cranky since that, but I just can't spend all day trying to get him to sleep. It's very frustrating.
|01-18-2007 02:53 PM|
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|01-18-2007 11:08 AM|
|01-18-2007 10:47 AM|
|SummerTwilight||Aria is such a little complainer too. Doesn't cry unless it gets really bad. But will sit wherever I put her away from me and AHDAABRAMEEDEMODRADA. With such a little furrowed brow, I swear she knows exactly what she is saying. Sounds like a very legitimate foreign language. And it basically always means, how dare you put me down, come back here lady and pick me up...of course sometimes she does it when I am not fast enough to nurse her and then it means, get your booby over here lady or I am gonna REALLY freak out!|
|01-18-2007 04:06 AM|
|Bay Area Babe||
|01-17-2007 05:52 PM|
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|01-17-2007 03:33 PM|
My husband has some choice words that I can't say here in his descriptions of my nighttime parenting personality And I usually don't remember it in the morning
|01-17-2007 12:17 PM|
|SummerTwilight||My child is trying to kill me. Why did I ever boast? She slept well for a week, then 3 crappy days then 4 good ones and now we are on day 5 of whiney, walk the floors with me mom and don't you dare lay down, up 45 times a night BEFORE MIDNIGHT ALONE!!! And when dh is home (weekends only) I STILL don't get a break cause she will NOT sleep for him. Being up every 15 minutes does NOT agree with me. I want to hurt someone, mostly myself.:|
|01-16-2007 11:21 AM|
Eh, you're all just pregnant again : (kidding)!
|01-16-2007 03:00 AM|
|Bay Area Babe|
|01-15-2007 09:37 PM|
|the_lissa||Some babies find the milk tastes different, and sometimes it can cause a decrease in supply.|
|01-15-2007 09:24 PM|
|SummerTwilight||Why would your period coming back make a difference to the babes?|
|01-15-2007 01:07 PM|
|01-15-2007 04:51 AM|
|Bay Area Babe||
Lucas was sleeping 3-4 hours starting the first few weeks, then 5-6, then one night 8.5 hours at 3 months. I thought it was just a fluke but then he slept 7-8 hours the next few nights. Then the walls caved in. The last 6 weeks have been a mish-mash of sleepless nights for all of us. Sometimes he wakes up after 45 minutes to an hour, and about 50% of those times a binky or a quick soothe will get him back to bed. He's then up every 2-3 hours, could be up for the day at 6 or 7 or 8 or 9. Who knows.
We talked about this recently with our Ped and she seems to be in agreement that my period coming back (right around the walls caving in) and teething are the most likely culprits.
I have Elizabeth Pantley's the No Cry Sleep Solution though I haven't made the time to read it yet...
|01-11-2007 12:10 PM|
I have no idea about the nightwaking too. Because sometimes I'll say he slept right through, but my husband swears that he woke up and ate when he came to bed later. It's totally possible, and thank goodness I don't remember having to feed him that many times during the night!
|01-11-2007 11:33 AM|
ahhh, the blur of nightwaking! know how that goes! isa has done the same thing two nights in a row... skips the evening (normally around 6ish) nap and then goes right to bed at 8pm and sleeps better than before... or atleast for a longer first stretch.
she is a little more cranky in the evening (no more quiet dinners!) but she is still happy enough with being awake. i dont feel like we are "keeping her up" or anything.
|01-11-2007 09:06 AM|
|Robynee||Yeah! It worked. Two naps, bed at 8. (I won't even get into how many times he wakes up at night because I honestly have no idea. Nighttime is such a blur.)|
|01-10-2007 05:56 PM|
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|01-10-2007 05:21 PM|
|01-10-2007 01:05 PM|
Well, now that i've lost my original response, let's try again before I fall asleep on the keyboard.
I am a zombie. Cleo's sleep fell apart at 4 months, from a nice, steady, doable 9pm-2am, 2am-4am, 4am-9am. Now it's 5+ wakings and munchings a night, and sometimes she'll just decide that 6am is a great time to talk, kick or try to rip her own ear off with her razor-sharp talons.
Then, during the day, she refuses to be out of arms for 3 minutes before the whining, grouching and "fake" crying starts up, where she makes the noises but not he faces, like she doesn't mean it, just knows i'll come to her. So I feel like an awful mom, and i'm already sleepy, and I can't get anything done.
Not my favorite phase. :
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