Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thinking of renaming my blog...

A suitable name right now would be "Diary of a Sleep Deprived Momma." For some reason Sean has decided that he no longer wants to be a good sleeper. For the past six weeks he's been sleeping so erratically and not taking his normal good nap. At first we thought it was because of his teeth...he had four, yup FOUR molars coming in all at once. I figured that would be enough to make him wake up in the middle of the night in pain and fight sleep during the day. Now that they have all cut thru his gum I'm not so sure that was the case. He's still going to bed around 7 but lately he's been waking up at 9 or 10. Sometimes just crying for a few minutes then going back to sleep and other times needing comforted and put back down. Then the mornings...oh the dreaded mornings. Some times he'll wake up at 5, sometimes if we're lucky 6, but today he decided that 4:22 was a great time to wake up. We've been trying to leave him to comfort himself back to sleep. He needs to learn that he can't just get up to play whenever he feels like it. Unfortunately, leaving him means that he cries....and cries....and cries. Today it was 2 hrs of crying. To top that off his crying woke Luke up at 5:30 as well. We put Luke back to bed (much to his disappointment) and continued with our plan. Luke was up again at 6:20 and by 6:30 I threw in the towel. I thought with the "cry it out" method that it got easier each time. That each time you let them alone the crying time would get shorter and shorter as they learned that you wouldn't come running. Guess Sean didn't get that memo. How can CIO work if after 2 hrs of crying there's no sign of an end? *sigh* Time to find some books and ask for recommendations I guess.