Mothering Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,900 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What do you do when this happens? The past couple of nights, Kate has been sooooooooooo tired she fell right to sleep with her last bottle of EBM. Lilly, not so much. When my husband was around over the weekend, that was less of a problem. But tonight with just me, it sucked! Lilly got Kate all worked up and then they were both rolling around, but Kate was rubbing her eyes and whimpering and miserable. I put them in their cribs and they cried, so I took them back to my room and it was the same thing. I eventually brought them back and they were crying but it was that grumpy tired fussy cry, so I gave them 3 minutes, during which Kate went to sleep but Lilly started to seriously wail, so I brought her back to bed with me and in 10 minutes she was asleep, too.<br><br>
I feel lousy about this. I have never let them CIO, and this was too close to CIO for my comfort. I mean, I know, Kate went to sleep in less than 3minutes, apparently, but it was not a happy relaxing way to go to sleep. I just don't know what to do. They used to both drink to sleep, and I'd put them in their cribs and they'd be fine. Then when that stopped working, I could let them roll around a few minutes in my bed, they'd calm down, and then I could put them in bed awake and they'd go to sleep. Now none of that is working consistently.<br><br>
What makes it extra-frustrating is that they go down for naps with nary a whimper, most days. We change diapers, play on the floor, read a book, I put them in their cribs and they either play (today they squealed and giggled for a while - so cute) or just go right out. Why is bedtime so different? Is it because of the bottle? Naptime I do in their room, but bedtime they come into mine.<br><br>
I'm rambling - sorry. I just feel bad and don't want to have to fight with them at bedtime every night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,422 Posts
This is going on in my house too. My triplets at 2. They loved their binkys - and we just took those away (worried about teeth) - ever since, my peaceful nappers and nighttime sleepers have been off the wall difficult. Here are some examples of what goes on:<br><br>
1. Play. Play. Play.<br>
2. There is usually 1 who is really dead tired - and they purposely work to keep that sibling up - by squealing, and throwing stuffies in his crib, and trying to make him laugh.<br>
3. Take off all their clothes and their diapers<br>
4. Poop and pee in crib (if I don't catch #3 soon enough)<br>
5. Cry<br><br>
I am freaking out! They do this at nap and completely thwart their nap -- I wouldn't mind if they didn't need the sleep. BUT THEY DO. They are so freakin' tired in the afternoon that all they do is cry and melt down every 30 seconds. Trying to get them through the afternoon, dinner, bed and bath is torturous. Then - this overtired state further complicates the night sleeping! You'd think they'd be exhausted and go right down - oh no, they fight and fight and it is a struggle to get them to sleep. If I go in to rock one - the others wail for their turn. If I bring them in bed with me - they all jump around like its a big party - while I'm desperately trying to get them to lay still and not fall off the bed with all the jumping.<br><br>
I am totally losing it.<br><br>
Don't mean to hijack . . but I HOPE YOU GET SOME GOOD ADVICE! I so need it too!
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top