Sleep is crazy here because Daemon has a cold and he is at the very bottom of his Prevacid bottle, which means it doesn't work as effectively
Anyways, due to the cold or whatever he isn't sleeping as long at night. He also hasn't been falling asleep when nursing as he normally does during the day for naps or to fall asleep initially at night. We've been doing the pat the back routine. He scoots and fusses a bit as I pat/rub his back and he's been going to sleep after a few minutes. I hate seeing him fuss, but he is fighting sleep and he is going to feel worse if he doesn't sleep at all! So I'm going with it, since I'm right there with him I don't feel as bad letting him fuss and it is only taking a few minutes and then he's sleeping. When he wakes during the night I nurse him back to sleep, which is still working.
I think his congestion is a big reason why his sleep has changed. His nose is plugged up poor guy. I'm doing the saline and running a humidifier. I take him in the bathroom for a steam when I shower. He will not let me near his face with the bulb to remove his boogies He tosses his head left and right and arches his back. Poor baby. I hope he gets over this soon!
I am trying really really hard to read this entire thread.........oh boy.
ugh, were going on day 6 of Alana waking up almost every hour, last night I gave in and just kept her in bed with me, she didn't wake up as much, but I felt like I had to sleep with my arm above my head all night and that was annoying
she had a low grade fever on Sunday but nothing now so not sure if its teeth or what's going on
This is such a hard sleeping age! By far the worse I think in all their little years to come.
We are dealing with a cold also, which means no sleep! Monday night I got two hours of sleep! I felt like she was an infant again. I took her to the docs yesterday afternoon to rule out an ear infection, no ear infection!
Last night was better!
I hope I am not a bad mom, but she hates the saline up her nose, so when I was giving her and DD#1 bath I made it a point to pour the water over her head/face when I rinsed her hair! She sucks up some of the water, but it did the trick! After the bath she had several huge streams of snot come out of her nose when she sneezed. Gross, I know! I put the humidfier on high and baby vicks on her chest and feet. She slept all night long! Yeah!
Man, reading your all stories makes me thankful we put Cory in her OWN CRIB around 3 mos. We never coslept, it never worked cory hated it but I can't imagine how miserable I'd still be if we were all in the same room! I feel for you guys..and for those of you whose LO's wake every hour? Goodness gracious, what in the world is going on there???
I have nothing but good things to report right now. Altho Cory is a little younger than most here and it is prob just a phase lol (don't jinx it). Hubby gives a bottle at night but not usually until after 3am when she goes down for the night at 6pm and some nights NOT AT ALL. Last night she slept through from 620pm-645am. We never go get her for the day before 7am, no matter what. Because of that we are now on a better routine, lately even if she takes a bottle from hubby at 5am she'll still eat from me at 7a, but I told hubby to cut down the oz if she wakes that late. Once the feedings get off it seems your WHOLE DAY gets off, I hate that. So, my day is almost always like this now:
7a: wake and BF
830-9: pathetic attempt at solids, usually a few tsp of oatmeal if lucky or nothing
10a-nap for 1hr
1p pathetic attempt at solids, whatever i feed her
130-2p-nap 45min-1.5 hr
500-more successful solids..she usually will take 3 tsp rice cereal but only if I don't feed her anything else and it is "straight up".
6pm: BF and asleep
Whether I put her to bed totally asleep or she is awake she almost always settles on her own, even when her binkie comes out. Now I DO NOT go in no matter what but honestly it isn't usually a problem!! I'd really like to get her off the binkie since she is still with a newborn one and I don't want to go buy the bigger size..but..baby steps!
So right now, we are very happy. Knock on wood, I am sure!! If she reverts, I will only tolerate it for a few days, after that it is going to be CIO before new bad habits start! I've gotten too used to good sleep again!!
Angel Baby- 08/03/07-13 wks
What we have tried for two days and so far no meltdowns. I just think h is so tired he doesnt have the energy. LOL
6am wake up
6pm bedtime routine
Now the meals were flexible, especially the bottles... He did have a bottle when he first woke and finished it before his first nap, etc.
What's working is the fact that he is fallling asleep without screaming bloody murder!!!!
His first nap he did go in the swing and slept two hours.
His second nap was in the bed and he was very congested. He only slept until 3:30pm and I was worried about keeping him up until 7pm. When he started showing hunger at 5pm I though I was doomed. But he "helped" me finish dinner and he got to test out his new ducky bath and by the time he got to bed it was 7:30!! And most importantly... NO MELTDOWN! I think I see a hint of silver lining!
Before i always took the suggestions of the books and put him down as soon as he showed signs of tired. the schedule never stuck, his patterns always changed and they may still change but this so far seems better. Time will tell.
*Lurker*Hi! I am lurking..I lurked here back when I was pg, but haven't been here much since. But I was wondering how everyone else was doing with STTN. I hate to say it, but I was soooo relieved to see everyone's posts about how hard it is! I thought we were the only parents with babies who were still getting up at night! Sigh...how come all of my friend's kids STTN like out of the womb? We put the boys down to 6 in their cribs in their room and they have been getting up at 10-11 and then again around 2-3 and then around 5! Sigh, please someone tell me there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
OK, I've been trying CIO lately, and after 3 nights of crying, we've been able to get rid of her 1:30 feeding. My question is, now what? how do i get her to skip her 4:00 feeding, and, ultimately, her 10:30 pm feeding? do i do cio again? i'm not so fond of the idea, but will if i have to. has anybody else had this issue? what did you do?