Thursday, April 7, 2011


I am pleading for help with Noah. I need a good night's sleep that doesn't start at 12:30am and last until around 7amish (thanks to my girls) with 2-3 feeds in between. I don't mind night nursing one bit--I mind the going to bed at midnight crap!! The kid just won't sleep!

I am failing at a schedule with him & failing bad. So much so, that I'm starting to consider giving up bed sharing (which I really don't want), letting him CIO (which I really don't want) & starting on formula again (which I really don't want) just to get some decent sleep on my end. I'm just desperate on how to get him to be a "wake up around 7 or 8am" baby who goes to bed around 7 or 8pm too. I miss the crazy newborn days--he was much easier then & a way better & longer sleeper then.

And naps. Oh EFF them! Noah takes 3ish crappy naps daily and I don't know how to get him to take good ones or how to get him to take them safely (hence the considering not bedsharing thing--he crawls on the bed, even with 10 pillows acting as a baby barricade & I'm terrified of him falling off the bed).

This lack of decent sleep thing has made me into a snappy, cranky mommy. I want to be my old self again & not feel so on edge every moment of every day. I want to feel like I'm in control of at least something in my life, since everything else seems to be still spiraling out of control. Ugh.

So please, help me!!! Tell me what to do, when to do it, how to do it...what works, what doesn't work. I'm completely clueless & about to lose my mind for good.


  1. Maybe compromise to co-sleeping...put a mattress on the floor in your room for naps. Even if he falls off, it won't hurt him.
    Start at midnight (or whenever he would normally go to sleep) and do your "putting him to sleep" routine. Every few days start the sleep routine about 15 minutes earlier until you get him to the bedtime that you want. Does that make sense? I hope that you will get a good nights sleep soon. :)

  2. oh mama ((hugs))

    i so wish that i had some tried-and-true advice to share with you. Logan was always a reverse-cycler and co-sleeping was the only way i managed any sleep at all.

    i do agree with the suggestion of a mattress on the floor- it's what we ultimately had to do.

    here's to hoping you can get some rest and sanity again.


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