.....who wakes up a billion times a night.....
Yes, this is about sleep. We all know I have a child who's never been big on sleep. He naps great most days and goes down for the night without a fuss BUT THIS KID WON'T STAY ASLEEP! Any ideas at all? We've got a solid bedtime routine that I feel good about. Couple of days ago I was wondering if maybe co-sleeping is leading to worse sleep for him so he's spent more time in his crib than usual. He goes back down pretty easily (mostly), but trooping between the two rooms all the time is wearing and I always end up dragging him back to bed in desperation where it takes him longer to fall asleep.
Here was 2 nights ago:
In his crib asleep without fuss at 8:15pm
Up at 10:15pm, nursed to sleep and put back in crib
Up at 11:30pm, nursed to sleep (just a snack) and put back in crib
Up at 12:15am, drug him to my room where I nursed to sleep (just a snack)
Up at 1:45am, nursed to sleep cosleeping
Up at 3:00am, tried to get him to go back asleep without nursing. Starts crying. DH wakes up and rocks him back to sleep which takes until 4am.
Up at 6:00am, nurse to sleep.
Up at 6:45am, I throw him in the crib after reading to him and turning his classical music back on.
Up for the day at 8:00am.
Here was last night:
He took a late nap (till 6pm) so it was 8:45pm before he was asleep in his crib.
Up at 11:10pm, nursed to sleep and put back in crib.
Up at 1:15am, nursed to sleep and put back in crib.
Up at 3:15am, brought back to my bed and nursed to sleep
Up at 4:00am, couldn't get him to settle down (did not nurse him)
Gave up at 4:40 and put him back in his crib after reading a few books and turning on classical music
Up at 6:15am, nursed back to sleep and put back in crib
Up at 7:15 am, brought back to my bed and gave up on sleep at 7:50am
I'm exhausted. And these past two nights are very typical. I seriously think he gets up more now than he did as a newborn. I nurse him as much as I can b/c when his mouth is full he can't cry (or do play squeals lol) which wakes up DH.
UPDATE POST 28 (here)