Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A full nights sleep

How glorious that would be. Oh baby, I wish you would sleep thru the night....

The day after I posted that H was only waking up once a night around 4:30 or so was the day he stopped doing that. Oh we are now up 2+ times per night. And that does not include the times that he semi wakes himself up and cries in his sleep. All he wants is his pacifier. And I don't want to spend the next 17 years waking up twice a night to put in a pacifier. 

I am torn. It was so easy when he was 10 days old to let him cry it out in his crib {CIO}. I firmly believe that this is why he is so easy to put to bed. But I can't seem to get on board with letting him CIO in the middle of the night. But I am really not sure what my other option is. It feels like keep doing what I am doing, or let him cry. I've started waiting it out when he just makes noises at night. I wait for him to actually cry before I go out of bed. I would love for him to be able to soothe himself back to sleep. But he either can't find or doesn't wake up enough to find his paci himself. 

We noticed that he sleeps better {or naps better} when he is warmer. So he sleeps with a blanket and warm jammies. I don't know if we need to place a heater in his room or what. 

I'm at a loss. I want to sleep. I want my baby to sleep soundly and be well rested. But I am just not sure how to do it. I feel like we just keep waiting for the day that he sleeps thru the night... and we just aren't there. 


Amanda said...

Oh friend. I am sorry. It will pass, all in due time.
Try putting a heater in his room. A has one in hers, and I always put a light blanket in there with her.
Have a few paci's in his crib... the better his chance of finding one, the better his chance of getting it in his mouth.
When I go to bed(normally 3ish hours after Amerie) I go in and put her paci back in her mouth. Then move the other ones closer to her... then cover her back up. THEN I go to bed.
I also just had to take away one nap a day. She was waking up at 12, and again between 4 and 5. She just wasnt tired anymore. Took away a nap, and BAM sleep.
Good luck lady! I am here if you need to vent! You know how to find me =)

Kaylee said...

Oh, so sorry! I remember with Z, that he would get up once or twice a night around 6 months, and then all of a sudden, he started waking up way more around 9 months. It was awful and I was exhausted and just longed for some solid sleep. It WILL get better. I don't know what to tell you, because I struggled with the same battles too - but just hang in there and keep working through it. You will know what to do!