Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sleep, Who Needs Sleep?
Ah sleep. I miss sleep. I can't honestly tell you the last time I slept threw the night. It has been at least a year.
I was spoiled with my first son. He slept threw the night at 3 months. And has been a pretty good sleeper since. Until recently.
Insert second son here... He doesn't sleep. He doesn't really nap either. (although that might be partly because his big brother insists on waking him up) At 7 months Jensen still doesn't sleep threw the night. Everyone tells me to let him cry it out. We've tried... and now all that does is wake up Jakah.
So now instead of just one getting up, they both get up. At different times of course, usually right after I get back to bed. In a night I get up anywhere from 3-8 times. Of course each time I get up it takes at least 30 mins to fall back asleep, just in time to get up again.
So far ear plugs haven't worked for me, or Tylenol PM. I think my next move is to go downstairs. Of course my husband rarely hears them. He does get up once in a while, and then goes right back to sleep. Lucky guy!
Does anyone have any tricks on getting a baby to sleep threw the night?
This is all new to me since Jakah slept threw the night on his own. Jensen really isn't into his pacifier so that doesn't work. I stuff him full of food before bed, that doesn't seem to matter. When he wakes up he stays awake until you feed him again. I've tried white noise, a humidifier, baby Vick's (for when he has a cold), Tylenol (thinking maybe he is teething and I can't tell). He goes to bed around 7:30 on his own. Any later and he gets up more at night.
I think he might be over-tired from not getting enough naps during the day, but again he's not much of a napper. I can get one good 2 hour nap outta him. Anything else is about 30 minutes. It's not like he is falling asleep while playing either.
I feel like a new mom who has no idea what to do. And I am just plain exhausted.