Is your baby STTN?

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Is your baby STTN?

Just curious, is your LO STTN yet???
Logan is NOT. Ugh. He is over 17lbs, just shy of 5mos, and wakes up every 4hrs at night. Ridiculous. My other son didn't sttn for a long time either. My dd? By 8wks was going 10hrs...
He is still in our room, as our 3rd bedroom is currently storage from moving. I need to clear out the room, put in new carpet, and then the boys can go in there.
I have him on a good schedule during the day, has 2 naps, nurses every 3hrs during the day, has some rice cereal for dinner, and goes to bed around 7-7:30. I dream feed him at 10'ish before I go to bed, and then he's up around 1:30-2, and then 5:30-6.
Any ideas of how to get him to sttn? I am not against CIO, but am not sure about putting him on the main floor (its a very old farmhouse and gets cold).... thoughts??? Oh, I also thought about giving him a bottle for the 10pm feed, as formula tends to tie them over longer, but so far he hates the bottle and just cries and cries Sad Ugh!
TIA Smile

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Trystan has been sleeping through the night for about two months now! I thought he too would be one of those babies that's up every few hours since he's BF but he sleeps eight hours straight! Are you feeding Logan solids now? That might help... BTW I think it's so cool that our babies were born on the same day!

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Nope. Not even close to STTN he eats every 2 hours some nights. Hell I'd be happy if he'd sleep in his own crib. Last night I spent nearly 3 hours trying to get him to stay asleep in his crib around 12:30 I gave up. He's been all over the board with sleep,we had a while where he'd got 9-1'ish in his crib then come in our room, then he got sick, now I can usually get 9-11 in his crib which lets me do a few things in the evening. Rory is an awful sleeper I'm working on accepting it. He has never taken a nap anywhere but my arms or the swing. Daycare can't get him to sleep in his crib either. My first was an excellent sleeper. I've done nothing at all differently (in fact I've been MUCH more text book consistent w/Rory than I ever was w/Evan). I think it's just the baby's nature and has little to do with anything else.....

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NO!

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LOL.

Emerson is still eating every 2 hours at night as well. He's nearly 18 lbs I think. He eats every 2-3 hours during the day, night is no different. Sometimes at night he eats every 90 minutes.

Someone save me.

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Landon is very hit or miss. Some nights we will get 8 hours some nights he will only go 4 or 5. He does eat and then go right back to sleep though so that helps. He has been really gassy the last few nights so he wakes up fusses and we give him gas drops and he is back to sleep.

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I was actually going to come here for help.
First off, I think kids are just the way they are, some kids great sleepers some aren't. It doesn't matter what method you use, it is up to the kid.
Q sleeps for a few hours when we first go to bed. Then wakes again between 11-12, then sleeps an hour, after that he is literally awake/asleep cycle every 15 minutes until 7 when we all get out of bed. Throughout the day I am lucky if he gets any nap in at all. If he falls asleep, it is in my arms, if I flinch in the slightest he is awake screaming again. I am on the brink of completely flipping out. I have bouts of crying mixed with shouting. I am not this type person, but I never get sleep, I never get to rest. Q only wants to be held, I cannot lay him down or immediately screaming. He isn't the nice easy swaddled newborn, he is the bouncing, I gotta move, can't sit still phase, so my arms are just tired and need a break. I am going to have giant biceps by the time he can walk.

Joined: 09/13/06
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Thanks for the input, ladies!
Sandra, you are hilarious. Made me LOL when I saw you huge "NO" Smile
I totally agree that each baby is different. My daughter was an amazing sleeper, good baby, my first ds was a bad sleeper, grumpy little baby, and Logan is an ok sleeper (the kid slept 6:30pm-3am last night, with only the dream feed at 10 *shocked*). Then he slept until 7am, and actually woke up happy and was babbling to himself in bed. He has NEVER done that! It is so hard with the lack of sleep when babies don't sleep well, and if you have other kids to look after, it makes it very exhausting.
I am so thankful that we are all able to come on here and support each other.... what a blessing!
Just think, one day our babies will be teenagers, and sleep so much that we will never see them, and we will miss those times snuggling them Smile

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He WAS, long ago. Actually last night he STTN hurray!!!! At MIL's last weekend it was SO cold in our basement room we pulled him into our bed. He was a wreck, I'm sure the cold only made all worse. He's been all over the map since getting sick after our cruise the beginning of March. Wee bin zombies!!!

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"lil96" wrote:

I was actually going to come here for help.
First off, I think kids are just the way they are, some kids great sleepers some aren't. It doesn't matter what method you use, it is up to the kid.
Q sleeps for a few hours when we first go to bed. Then wakes again between 11-12, then sleeps an hour, after that he is literally awake/asleep cycle every 15 minutes until 7 when we all get out of bed. Throughout the day I am lucky if he gets any nap in at all. If he falls asleep, it is in my arms, if I flinch in the slightest he is awake screaming again. I am on the brink of completely flipping out. I have bouts of crying mixed with shouting. I am not this type person, but I never get sleep, I never get to rest. Q only wants to be held, I cannot lay him down or immediately screaming. He isn't the nice easy swaddled newborn, he is the bouncing, I gotta move, can't sit still phase, so my arms are just tired and need a break. I am going to have giant biceps by the time he can walk.

Lil I'm so sorry for all your sleep troubles! Sad I know what that feels like. Carter barely slept when he was 2weeks-~3 months old. I thought the lack of sleep was going to kill me or put me on edge to the point where I killed someone else! Hang in there. I know it is tough. What worked for us was taking shifts...maybe that could help you too?