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Our little guy has always been a fairly good sleeper. He's been sleeping in his own room in a crib for probably 8 (?) months, staying asleep through the night maybe 2-4 times a week, and waking to come into our bed the other nights of the week. He would very happily go to sleep in our arms, and be laid down without fussing. If he did wake, he would just nestle into his pillow and go to sleep.<br><br>
In a fairly rapid turn of events, he wants to be rocked for up to two hours, and wakes fully when he is laid down and wails until he is picked up again. A few times I have gotten him settled down and snoring by just rubbing his back and singing to him only to have him wail when he hears me walk out the door. He's ended up sleeping in our bed for pretty much the entire night for weeks. DP and I are getting no sleep, DS is waking up dozens of times each night because we breath differently or we roll over, etc. I'm so uncomfortable with my pregnancy that I often just lie awake for hours. We want the new baby to sleep with us so I can breastfeed him more easily, but we don't feel comfortable doing that with Camden in the bed - he can be really aggressive when he's sleepy - head bashing, kicking, etc.<br><br>
I just don't know what to do to fix this situation, or even what caused it. Any advice would be fantastic.
 

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Just some guesses....I think sleep issues are so tough.<br><br>
At that age he's probably sensing your excitement and (stress) of the new baby almost here.<br><br>
Could you sidecar the crib? This might keep him near you, but not next to you. Or, a co-sleeper for the new baby?<br><br>
I want to put this one very*gently* mama...could he be sensing the tension and issues with you and DP? I know our DD is very sensitive to this and was way more fussy when I was very upset with some grief issues. I know you've been working through some tough stuff...<br><br>
Sorry, no real advice. Just hugs.
 

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Thanks for the hugs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We're planning on using a bassinette for the newborn but I'm sure he'll still end up in our bed to breastfeed. I wish we could put the crib in our bedroom but it's kind of a tight fit already - I don't think it would work.<br><br>
I think you're right that he's sensing changes around him as well as the difficulties we're going through. He seems a bit more needy throughout the day as well as the night.<br><br>
I think I'll just get out the NCSS and see if I can put together a little action plan for DP to try. He's going to be doing the night time stuff with Camden, and I think a lot of the time he doesn't even know what to do so he just carries him into bed.
 

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oh, sleep issues. ick. is he teething? nightmares? has there been a recent change in his schedule? is he/has he been sick?
 

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You should read <a href="http://moxie.blogs.com/askmoxie/2006/04/qa_18month_slee.html" target="_blank">this</a> from Ask Moxie. She calls it the 18 month sleep regression. My dd is fast approaching 18 months, and I am already seeing a few signs of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You should read <a href="http://moxie.blogs.com/askmoxie/2006/04/qa_18month_slee.html" target="_blank">this</a> from Ask Moxie. She calls it the 18 month sleep regression. My dd is fast approaching 18 months, and I am already seeing a few signs of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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Wish I had seen this a few weeks back!!! it really helps!!!
 

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Might want to also check to make sure there's no ear infection. We went through something similar at 18 mos and turned out she had a raging ear infection in both ears <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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