Monday, May 2, 2011

Sleep Training Week 3

I can't tell you how many people I know who's children either:

A) Slept all night long pretty early on with ZERO sleep training needed

or

B) Slept all night long after 3 days of sleep training

or

C) Parents feel like using "cry it out" was super cruel because they had to listen to their child cry for a whooping 5 minutes total before the child fell asleep

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Here we are on week number three of doing this. BLAINE IS STILL WAKING UP 3 TIMES A NIGHT OR MORE AND CRYING FOR UP TO AN HOUR AND A HALF AT A TIME.

Is he hungry? No. Is he hurting? No. [I'm 100% sure of these due to some experimentation]. Is he stubborn? EXTREMELY.

My next child better be an angel at sleeping because I'm going to be a lot older, a lot more tired, odds are Blaine STILL won't be sleeping all night long by then, and I'll have about lost my mind.

10 comments:

Kara said...

It took us about a month to get Faith to the point of not screaming in the middle of the night.

Maybe just try slipping him some Motrin for a couple of nights, just in case it's teething pain waking him up :)

Kari said...

You are not alone dear. You are not alone. We finally got LD to the point where we can put him down fom the night between 6-630 but he's still waking 3-4 times a nightand crying like Blaine for no apparent reason. Its the worst. I feel for you deeply. Our pedi shrugged it off as "normal" at tue 9 month appt. And LD is a shrimp with weight problem too. Here's hoping our boys bulk up & start sleeping better soon!!

Elizabeth said...

So sorry- oh, I would be beyond frustrated. I wish I had some words of encouragement for you.

basebell6 said...

Kara, Blaine doesn't have any teeth yet and barely even any raised gums so I'm just about positive its not that.

Kari, that makes me feel better! Blaine isn't crying / waking up for NO reason: he wants me. LOL. If I do have a weak moment and go in to rescue him, he nurses for like 10 seconds and snuggles beside me and falls asleep in less than 1 minute. Then I lay there beside him for 10 minutes to BE SURE he's asleep, move him genty to the crib, and he starts screaming again. I return to my room mad at myself for "caving in" and then we pretty much got no where. haha.

diana said...

Oh no! I thought you guys were off to a good start! I'm sorry it's not working so well for you. Hopefully things will get better soon. And I'll stop complaining about my boy not sleeping during the day, since at least he is sleeping pretty well at night!

Kari said...

Yeah you're right LD is lonely too. In our case his crib is still in our room and so he can see us snoozing away in our bed and wants to join us. I know in our case it's simply a problem of not being able to soothe himself back to sleep. He just doesn't have the self soothing skills. I wish I knew how to teach them to him but I just feel helpless. Listening to him scream for an hour and a half at 3am every night is no fun. I did the putting him in bed and waiting 5-10 minutes until I was sure he was asleep and trying to put him in the crib too, he'd scream before he even hit the sheets so I know that feeling well too.

basebell6 said...

kari, i wouldnt be able to stand the crying if his crib was in our room!!! eek!

Kristin from our growing garden said...

Ugh. I don't know what to tell ya. James STTN the night the last two night but he usually wakes up crying to nurse at least twice. It's so exhausting.

Amanda said...

My friend was a single mom and had this problem too. When the father of her child came for a visit, he went in and "rescued" their little boy, and all he needed was a pat on the back and he was asleep. My friend said that she thought it was the smell of her milk that the child wanted to comfort nurse for like 10 seconds.

Janelle said...

I'm so sorry. We had to wait 13 months until we got Austin to sleep through...it was just like he decided one day that he was ready. Nothing worked before that. Incidentally, it came right about the time he weened himself - almost like he decided that he was ready to go the full night without a snuggle from his mama. I could be making that up, but it was how it seemed to go down...
Anyhow, I feel for you, and hope it gets better soon. Wes finally figured it out while we were in China and has been good ever since, but he waited till he was 10 months old...stinker...