Tuesday, June 28, 2011

sleep.

i have never liked talking about our sleep routines because i was always afraid of jinxing our luck. olivia was always a GREAT sleeper. she would nap throughout the day (sometimes without having to be rocked) and at night she would eat, get bathed, get swaddled, and get put down for bed... no rocking. no singing. no swaying. she would just fall. asleep. olivia had also been sleeping 6 hours straight since she was about a month old. we have been spoiled. we got very used to the fact that our baby would fall asleep without a problem. she would sleep without a problem. so we would sleep GREAT!

things are changing now. olivia does not like to nap now. if she does nap she needs to be rocked constantly and the minute you try and put her down she wakes up and i need to start the rocking process all over again. at night... she wont fall asleep on her own. i have been having such a hard time with this. i get frustrated because she used to be so good at this. but no more! i have spent the last 4 nights rocking my baby girl to sleep at night. and guess what... she is waking up!!! last night she woke up 3 times throughout the night (ok she never did this!!) and she is crying and screaming and wont calm down until i pull her in bed with me. 

i usually like change but i am having a hard time with this. 

any other mommas have sleep problems?

ps. vote for us?? we have really fallen in the ranking :(

5 comments:

  1. We have mixed sleeping. Lucy sleeps really well at night - most nights I only have to get up once to feed her between 10pm and about 7am, which I think is great for a 12 week old. Her daytime sleeping though is not great. She'll nap - falls asleep pretty easily - but won't stay napping for more than half an hour or so. Not ideal but we're working with it as best we can.

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  2. I wish I had some advice to give you but I have had a hard time getting Rylin to sleep/ stay asleep/ sleep in her own bed since the day we brought her home! Right now I'm reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and they have some good methods I'm trying. I know how frustrating it can be! Rylin can be sound asleep when I put her down in her crib she wakes up and screams like I put her in a fiery pit or something!Could she be in a growth spurt? Or the change of the move could have her a little confused?

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  3. Um, YES!!! Our seven month old is not sleeping at night at all, waking up multiple times. We are full-time cosleeping now because it's the only way we can get any rest. When she is in the bed with us, she sleeps. SO there you go! Our first daughter slept through the night at 5 weeks and never turned back. We did the same routine with both of them so it's really just the child I guess. Good luck and I hope you get some rest soon!

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  4. Wow! I am currently suffering through the same exact thing. We were so lucky with Maddux sleeping awesome since like 5-6 weeks & even last week he would lay down awake in his crib and fall asleep without making a peep and well the last 3-4 nights he has screamed and screamed and screamed for hours its been horrible. by the time I get him to sleep I'm in tears--it's just been bad the only way I have gotten him to fall asleep the past couple nights is a bottle in bed! which we don't like doing because we were strictly following Baby wise techniques and now we are all sorts of screwed up!

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  5. Oh my, I sooo know how you are feeling. My son will be six months old on Sunday and we have major sleep issues. He hardly ever falls asleep on his own. Nap times drive me bonkers. Seems like it takes me 10 mins to get him to fall asleep and then he will only sleep 30 mins! Sometimes, if I am lucky, he might go an hour and a half but those times are rare. And bed time. Don't even get me started. He can be passed out on my and then minute I set him down he is awake and screaming his head off. So frustrating. And just leaving him there to scream and cry and sometimes throw up just seems cruel. And so because of all of this Liam just sleeps on us or pressed up against me in our bed at night! I wish I had some advice for you but I am at a loss as well!!!
    Sorry for the rant! :)

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