Number 4

I’m not seeing much progress with Emmett’s nightime sleeping. It is harder than I thought to hear him cry at night. The first night it gave me so much anxiety I couldn’t get back to sleep for 30 minutes after he did. Then last night I just kept battling it out in my mind…should I go get him? Should I let him cry? When will he stop? What if he just needs his blankie or binky? What is this going to do to him in the long run? Is this why he’s been clingy the last couple days? So many question and no answers. He went to bed really easily at 8pm after playing for a long time in the air conditioner cardboard box…yeah, we’re thrifty! He woke up at 10:48 for only about 4 minutes. Then he started crying again at 11:24 and didn’t stop, and didn’t stop. So, Pitt went in to see if he could help. After about 10-15 minutes of walking, rocking and consoling, he went back to sleep. At 4:45 he woke up again and cried for 30 minutes. The last 3 mornings he has been fed at 5 am, so maybe he thinks that’s his wake up time? So, I fed him (Pitt told me I could). –Big sigh– We’ll see how tonight goes. I think the problem is that we are inconsistent. We need to make a plan and stick with it. I will take any suggestions. Thanks for being a listening ear, even though this is pretty boring.

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5 responses to “Number 4

  • Marie

    Good Luck! Sleep training is NOT easy! Well, I guess for most of us. There are definitely times in the middle of the night when I wanted to throw JJ out the window, not really, but you know what I mean. JJ would surprise me and sleep through the night here and there, but he wasn’t doing it regularly until around 12 months, yuck! So, hang in there!

  • Ginna

    This little machine is a life saver for me and my sisters. It has sounds/lullabies and also projects some fun images on the ceiling. It has a timer if you want it to turn off. Millie keeps in on all night and if Addie wakes up, she sees the projections and goes back to sleep. We sure love this device so I thought I’d share. The rain sound really calms Owen down.
    http://www.amazon.com/Homedics-Sound-Lullaby-Relaxation-Machine/dp/B000QTSW64

  • Ginna

    Good Luck, I really hope you can start to get your sleep real soon.

  • suzie w.

    I don’t know what to tell you except what others have told me. I know that Michelle used to put in her headphones and turn up the music. Both of the kids learned to comfort themselves and were sleeping through the night pretty young – but Michelle wouldn’t budge. She decided that in order to be a good mom during the day, she had to sleep through the night.

  • Raquel Kremin Bell

    You are making me nervous for Caroline to come out!

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