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HELP!!! My son thought it would be a good idea to go to sleep at 7 PM. An hour ago, he woke up. He has eaten and had a diaper change......and now he wants to screech and play with the cats!!!!!!!!<br><br>
We were doing SO GOOD *sleeping* WHY oh WHY are we UP? I've rocked, snuggled, done all that.......he is WIDE AWAKE and wants to be DOWN!<br><br>
oh HELP...............
 

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:LOL Please forgive my chuckle.<br><br>
Boy, have I been there. Hopefully it is just a night and not a week-long phase. I always found growth spurt times to be disruptive to sleep. Enjoy the baby giggles, if you can, and know that this too shall pass.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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wait till he gets a little older and talking. we've had midnight feasts. we've had long conversations about a particular field of interest. we have read books and discussed things and then gone back to sleep. i really enjoy those moments together.
 

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yep, walks in the park or beach at 1 or 2am, or a family resterant. You'd be amazed who else you bump into at 2 am with their kids!<br><br>
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oooh what a great idea. my dd would love that. i will have to try that next time. unfortunately no beach here. but we have done snacks under the table.
 

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oh please Please PLEASE tell me this was just one night!! He was up from midnight till 1:30, then BACK up about 3.....I don't know how long we were up that time, all I know is we sat in the recliner, rocked.......and I woke up at 5:15 and took him back to bed with me. THEN he was up at 6 until just now at 9!<br><br>
I *THINK* maybe he's teething.......all he wanted to do this morning was chew on his spoon. But he wasn't crying, he was just awake. And screeching at the cats LOL.<br><br>
This is *very very* unlike him. He has been sleeping really good, up *once* if that between 9PM and 6 or 7 AM.<br><br>
I *really* don't want this to be a long phase.......HELP?
 

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If DS goes to bed too early (for us too early is before 7:30-8:00 pm) he is guaranteed to be up and playing in the middle of the night. We just try to arrange our evenings so that he's busy until 7 or so. He is only taking one nap most days, but if something happens so that he is really exhausted by 6 or 7 pm, we will encourage a short, late nap. Then he'll be up until midnight, but that's better than getting up at midnight and playing for 3 hours!
 

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yup it sure sounds like teething if he is biting his spoon. i found with my dd her teeth took a long time to come thru since she first showed the first sign of teething- i think a month or two. hopefully that wont be ur sons case. he might wake up a few nights but since he is a good sleeper the only reason why he will wake up is discomfort. u can use hylands teething tabliets (disolves under the tongue) or baby orajel.
 

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My DS does this off and on. It seems to be when he is learning to do something new. They're so interested in everything now... so hard to sleep!!<br><br>
I just keep telling myself, he won't wake up to play in the middle of the night forever. Can you imagine your 14 yo, 20 yo, 50 yo son waking you up to check out the cats. LOL. That makes me take the exhaustion a little more lightly... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">:LOL Please forgive my chuckle.<br><br>
Boy, have I been there. Hopefully it is just a night and not a week-long phase. I always found growth spurt times to be disruptive to sleep. Enjoy the baby giggles, if you can, and know that this too shall pass.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"></div>
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This is exactly what I was going to say.<br><br>
By the way, my 27 mos dd is still up at 10:30 pm. She has been up since 8:30 am with no nap (she never naps but is always in bed by 8pm). I am so tired that I am surfing MDC while she watches Finding Nemo. Bad mama, I know, but I am too pooped to play.
 
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