So Ryan was sleeping quite well until about 2 weeks ago. We usually got one 6-7 hour stretch and then another 3-4 hr stretch. Well those days are in the past... he's been sleeping one 4 hr stretch (tops) and then wakes up every 1-2 hrs after that. He complains until we pop the soother back in his mouth or feed him. After 3-4 AM, he wakes up every 45 minutes complaining!!! Also during the day, he never naps more than 45 minutes. Sometimes I can coax hi back to sleep with the soother/cuddle blanket/white noise for another 45 minute nap but not usually.
We are so tired! I think he is overtired but I don't know how to get him to sleep more.x I am thinking of taking away the paci for good because he seems to wake up looking for it and then cries until we put it back in.
How is your baby sleeping?
Okay, strange. I could have written this post of yours, too! There was another one that was us exactly - teething, I think? Anyways...
Vivi has been doing the same thing. And I totally blame that stupid paci! She sleeps way better if I can get her to go to sleep without it so I've been trying that. Or I've been taking it away after she's asleep, but before I make the transfer. She loses it, wakes up looking for it (or trying to get her hands in her mouth), tosses and turns because it falls and gets stuck somewhere near her neck, etc.
She's always been a bad sleeper after about 530. She wiggles around a lot...and then poops. Every morning without fail.
Naps, I'm having a hard time getting her to fall asleep for naps this week. She has been kind of working herself into a schedule which is nice, but now we need to work on falling asleep! She's been taking a nap about an hour after she wakes up (usually around an hour), a short afternoon nap (maybe 45 mins) and then a longer one around 3 or so. And then she's awake until 730/8 when we start the bedtime routine.
At night she's been waking every 3 hours...4 hours tops. And she used to do a good 6 or 7 hour stretch. Not anymore! Ah well. Someday sleep will come!
Rory is not a good sleeper. Nights were actually going pretty well then he got sick and it went to pot and we are slowly getting back to where we left off when he got sick Pre-sick he was doing 8:30/9-1 or 2 am in his crib then in our bed 2-6. Since being sick he's been harder to get down and will wake up around 11 or 12 and refuse to go back down in his crib. We're working on it by being consistent and last night he did better.
I wish I could be even that positive about naps though. Really he only wants to nap in my arms. That's what he's doing as I type this. He has never napped in his crib, not even for a few minutes. He will occasionally nap in the swing but 99% of his naps are in my arms - you can imagine how productive that allows me to be. At least it's not just me - daycare can't get him to nap in his crib either.
Swings are a must at this point but at least I'm now getting sleep. I usually get a solid 4 hours and then another variable chunk of sleep after that. Co-sleeping isn't for me but there is no other way to get my boy to sleep. His little tooth is hurting so bad at night. We crash on the couch in front of the swings when I put my girl in a swing sometime between 10pm and midnight. Then I transfer him to a swing sometime between 2-4 am and I go pump. I knock back out on the couch. My girl gets up at maybe 5am to eat and then my boy at 7am and then we spend the day screaming, eating or falling asleep.
I do not enjoy co sleeping....but I do enjoy sleeping and with Rory it seems if I want one I have to do the other I feel like he and I came to some agreement. With A LOT of persistence I got him to go to bed between 8 and 9 every night in his crib and he will sleep a chunk of hours but once he wakes up (lately it's been around 12 but before he got sick it was as late as 2am) he does NOT want to go back down in his crib. I'm not strong enough to fight the fight at 2am like I was willing to do at 8pm. I spent WEEKS putting rocking him and putting him back down to get him in a bedtime routine. I just don't have the energy in the middle of the night. So he comes to our bed and while I'd MUCH prefer he NOT be in our bed I still like it better than fighting with him at 2am....
You do what you have to do!
I do call him my burrowing mole though. I probably shouldn't admit this b/c "they" have so many rules on co sleeping and the dangers. But whatever. He sleeps on his side literally smashed against me. The kid is just so intense when it comes to being touched....
Maybe it's just a growth spurt?? I'm so sorry you're going through this. Are you BF? Maybe he's not getting full? I know I'm not much help but these are the only explinations that I can think of?
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13