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This is INSANE. My 10 wk old sleeps like a dream -- falls asleep around 9:30, nurses around 3:00 and then is up around 6:45 or so. It's like the Goddess heard all my prayers and has graciously answered them.<br><br>
But now my 3 yo is waking ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! Dh and I are bleary-eyed and ready to jump off the nearest cliff! Sometimes he wakes for physical complaints (gas, tummy ache, etc), other times to pee or bc he HAS peed (!), and still others seem to be simply behavioral (wants me, wants to nurse, needs to tantrum bc he doesn't like the color of his socks!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Not really in search of suggestions . . . just company. Anyone else going thru this?
 

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Yes! It was so odd because for the first two or three months it was my toddler that was causing dh and I to be sleep deprived--the baby slept great. Just like yours. However, now the baby isn't sleeping quite as well, and my toddler is sleeping a tiny bit better. So, they're sharing their sleep disruptions a little more evenly now.
 

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Thank goodness! I was starting to think that out of the thousands of MDCers, I was the only one!<br><br>
And yes, I KNOW that these sleepy days are short-lived for the baby . . . teething and development and all those things are bound to cause him to start waking more. I just hope my big guy will return to his good sleep habits before that happens. Hope BOTH of yours will let you get some sleep, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yup. Baby wakes a couple times at night, but then nurses and goes right back to sleep. Ds1 wakes constantly unless one of us is sleeping in his bed with him, so dh does this most nights. But even then, if I wake dh up to walk ds2 back to sleep (only takes about 5 minutes), ds1 wakes up and I have to get up anyway.
 

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Oh right there with you! My older dd has never been a great sleeper, still doesn't sleep through the night most nights, and when she wakes up after 2 am, which happens often, she normally refuses to go back to sleep. It used to be a regular occurence for us to be up for up to three hours every night in the middle of the night. Worse than my 3 mo by far. He is a dream so far, I do realize this could change in an instant, but I am thankful for the sleep he has let me have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
We all co-slept for the first 6 weeks, but the constant nightwaking of my dd made life miserable for all of us and nobody was sleeping, honestly I didn't know my ds was such a good sleeper until we moved into another room! Shocking, and so lovely.<br><br>
My dh sleeps with my dd now, and surprisingly she sleeps better...but still wakes up and won't go back to sleep, keeping us up most of the night some nights. And waking up ds, who surprisingly goes right back to sleep...I really don't understand why she does this, she doesn't have naps, but she just can't go back to sleep. Unfortunately she won't just lie there, she has to sing and talk our ears off, kick the walls, try to get out of bed (now), since I try to stay in the other room with ds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">. But it is very hard. And even harder if you co sleep. I miss sleeping with my dd(when she sleeps), but it wasn't fair to anyone continuing like that. Sometimes I wonder if good/bad sleeping is genetic...my dh was a horrible sleeper, still is, and so was I as a child. I can't get enough now however... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, my baby doesn't sleep like a dream (7 months old and STILL nursing 10 times a night, sometimes more), but my almost 3 year old still wakes up all the time too.<br><br>
Misery loves company, I guess.
 

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Hey, it's my old friends oceanbaby, bellasmum, and Lucky One! Of course it makes sense that the people who always had so much in common with me BEFORE Baby #2 was born would still be there with me now! :LOL<br><br>
I'm sorry that none of you are getting any sleep either, but I'm relieved to hear that your older children did not just turn into sleepers overnite. Many nights I feel like I'm bordering on sleep-deprived-psychosis, so it will help to know you mamas are out there . . . WIDE awake with me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yes, Breathe. This happend with us, too. DS (almost 3) went through this big night waking phase right after our baby was born 4 months ago. It was rough, but now he's out of it. But in the middle of it DS#1 would just stay up in the middle of the night and kick, talk, pee in the bed, you name it. And I would not win a "Mother of the Year" award for my nighttime parenting during this stage.<br><br>
Our baby is a dream sleeper, too (did I just say that out loud???). Now, if I could just get DS#1 to sleep in past 5:30-6:00am, I would be THRILLED. The baby would sleep until 8 if there was no interruption.<br><br>
Just <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> here and commiseration.
 

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Wow!! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one living thru this. Dd1 is now 2yr old but has been waking up at nights since she was 9mths old. She can get up between 2-12times. So tiring. When I was pg, I told myself that dd1 is helping me practice getting up at night for our 2nd child. lol Well, She hasn't stop yet. Some nights are better then some. She even sleep trhu a few times. Dd2 hasn't slept thru the nights yet. She nurses at least 3 times and goes right back to sleep.<br><br>
I keep telling myself that I will be able to sleep with them when they are teenagers. lol lol Can you imagine all 3 of us sleeping until 11am??? That's my wish. To sleep.
 

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My dd is a TERRIBLE sleeper, she's up at least 4 times, and she always shrieks/screams/generally freaks out, EVERY TIME! Sometimes she's dreaming, sometimes she has to pee, sometimes she needs socks, whatever....but it always involves her screaming. It's rough.<br><br>
My baby is a dream, though. In all ways, but especially about sleeping. He goes to sleep around 11pm and I just hold him in my lap on the couch while I surf the web (like now!) and take him to bed with me around 1am. (I'm a night-owl.) He nurses once, maybe twice, and gets up around 9am, or whenever my dd starts SCREECHING (see above, lol). I am sooooo grateful for this peaceful child.<br><br>
To me, it proves that AP works. My dd was (still is) bottlefed, not slung, etc when she was a small baby. She has yet to sleep thru the night at almost 3 YEARS OLD and is generally on the insecure side <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">, though she is also a "spirited" child so it may have more to do with that.
 

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Yes! Our son is 5 and he still gets up most nights. Our daughter is 18 months and is getting up alot recently (teeth, I think), but as an infant she was the amazing sleeping baby. She was such a great sleeper I was in shock for months - I honestly didn't think babies could sleep the way that she would sleep.<br><br>
Enjoy it while it lasts. Once separation anxiety and teething begin, your baby may be much more wakeful.<br><br>
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Oh this is so a tread for me!!! My dd2 has been sleeping through the night (9pm-7am) since she was 8 weeks old!!! About the time she was 3 weeks my dd1 started waking all night, some times crying, some times hungry, some times wanting a drink, some times to pee, some time b/c she had peed.... DRIVES ME NUTS, b/c our bedrooms are at differant ends of the house, my ds started to wake at night between the ages of 2-3 but he would just wake walk to my bed and go back to sleep, no big deal (he actully still does this nightly). But dd1 will wake up and just go about her own buisness in the livingroom/kitchen!!! One night she got the finger paint down and painted a picture (and the talbe and walls), washed her hands in the bathroom, before coming to my room to ask for help!!!! ARRG needless to say the paint is now on a higher shelf! i think it's just a transitional thing kids go though... no tips at all, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">!!!
 

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Me too !!!!!!!!! My 4 1/2 Month old sleeps really well - he co-sleeps and likes to nurse 2-3 times a night, but it is always a very peaceful affair, so mommy doesnt have to wake up very much. . . My 3 1/2 year old is up a couple times a night - wants to get in bed with us or have me get into his bed. This morning he was hovering over me at 4:15 saying "Mommy it's wake-up time!"<br><br>
Hoping that this is just a stage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 

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DD was sleeping really well then DS was waking all the time, which would get her up. Now DS is sleeping through the night (sometimes) and DD is up all the time. It's almost like they switched off. I'm dreaming of the day I can sleep more than a few hours at a time because there's always someone getting up a lot!!
 
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