Thursday, July 22, 2010

Damn it!

I cannot win with baby! I tried waking with Hubby this morning to give me time to get it together before the baby wakes up. And what do I do? I wake the baby up putting him in the crib. We ended up co-sleeping last night, so I was sort of looking forward to a break from baby. I ended up passing him off to hubby for a while so that I could bathe and eat breakfast. He then feel asleep on my lap for a while. Now Hubby is showering and getting ready to go to work. Hopefully I can make it to the gym before trying to get baby down for a nap. (Trying being the key word. Baby pretty much naps in my lap.)

I think some sleep training is going to be inevitable. The night wakings are driving us both a little crazy, and the napping on my lap has got to stop. Co sleeping works most of the time. The reason I did it last night was because I was just too damn tired to wake up every hour with the baby. I think both Hubby and I are not willing to do CIO. I thought we could look at the No-Cry Sleep Solution. My mother got the No Cry Nap Solution, and I have looked at that. It looks like something we could do. It takes longer than CIO, but I think it could work. I keep hoping this will pass, and the baby will sleep through the night again, but right now it feels like there is no end in sight. All we want is some decent sleep!

I will keep trying with my mornings. Hopefully it will work out soon.


Queenie. . . said...

We had the same problem with naps. Oddly, my husband solved the problem on his own when he started staying home with her. He just puts her down on the couch, sticks her pacifier in, and she naps. I have no idea why this works for him-she would NEVER nap for me unless I was holding her. Go figure!

I hope you start getting some sleep soon!

kate said...

Last night was especially hard for me, too. And yesterday during the day was bad. Jack just wouldn't sleep-- he'd nap for 10 or 20 minutes and then wake up hysterical. And then last night, Henry decided that he wanted to eat every hour on the hour, which means that we woke Jack up, too, and lately, Jack wants to eat for 30-45 minutes... so you do the math on that one! I'm delerious from exhaustion today, and now, they are asleep on my lap on the nursing pillow, and even though my back is killing me in this position, I'm scared to move them, because someone will wake up and then, inevitably the other will wake up, and then, the screaming will start... sigh.

Just wanted to say that I hear you on the co-sleeping/never-napping-anywhere-but-on-me thing...

Rose's Daughter said...

i just want to say that I know exactly where you were coming from. C-Dub and I were so AGAINST CIO right up until the day we tried. But by then we were so sleep deprived and at our wit's end from trying every other sleep training methosd there was. But it has to be something you really are committed to doing. And not just for one night. It took 7 nights for Pookah to get the idea and sleep more than 5 hours. he still wakes up about 3 times, twice to eat and that third time, he lays there and talks to himself. But this is waaaay better than the waking up every hour that he was doing.