Thursday, October 2, 2008


Thats what I need. Plain and simple...I need sleep!!! E has fo some reason decided he either doesn't want to sleep at night or he needs to wake up every hour. The latter meaning that just as I'm dozing off he wakes me up again. This makes for a very long night and me resorting to some drastic measures. Like co-sleeping. That big no-no that I would never in a million years admit to his pediatrician. Not that I understand why they need to know anyways. I always swore I would never co-sleep. No way do I want to share my bed/sleeping quarters with a baby until he's school age. I've heard too many people that are dealing with getting the kiddo out of their bed. Yet here I am doing it. Why?

I need sleep. I need every little second that I can squeeze out from one crying fit to another. Another reason I dread going back to work. How can a person be fully functional after 2hours of sleep every night. Something has got to give eventually and we know it sure as heck won't be the baby. He's as stubborn as I am in that department.

There is convenience in it as well. No getting up and stumbling from one room to the next. I hear a wimper and just pull up the shirt. Problem solved! Course it also results in wet spots for the wrong reasons....LOL

Yes we have the pack n play with the bassinet which I try to use often but convenience wise it's just not cutting it. We unfortunately have a platform bed. For those who don't know it's a bed that sits really low to the ground. So to get him out I've gotta drag myself up, climb over the side of the pack n play and drag him out of what ever corner he has wedged himself into. Then when finished repeat the process. See what I mean now? Its no wonder I'm sleep deprived.

I'm at that point where I fully understand why parents would offer up their savings or a limb just to get a full nights rest. Even a straight 4 hours would be nice. I've even tried taking a nap durign the day while J is in school and E is sleeping. Its inevitable that X will get home early though and bug me till I wake up. Or he messes with the baby and wakes him up. Ugh. It's a losign battle for me. I just try not to think about how long it could last!


Still here with all my hair.... said...

sucker!!!! I love it! You now underdstand. but everything you said is why my 5yo is STILL in my bed. HAHA.

I honestly don't think I'd be able to sleep without him now. shhh. don't tell.

Heidi said...

This is around the time where you can start cluster feeding before you put him to bed. How often do you go between feedings? Around the time Huck was five weeks I started feeding him 2-3 times between 6-8pm just to tank him up. You can also dream feed right before you go to bed. Just pick him up, nurse him, and put him back down with as little noise as possible.

Anonymous said...

Between Em waking up wanting to eat and someone else rubbin up on me at all hours of the night... I get close to 0 sleep. Although, it has been getting better. Em will sleep for maybe a good hour in his bassinette when we first go to bed, and then he winds up in the bed with us after his first night time feeding, because I fall asleep during and then get to lazy to put him back in the basinette. He has actually formed a routine of sleeping 4 hours, waking to eat, and then sleeping another 4 hours, which is nice... because on the good nights, I get 8 hours broken sleep.

Cosleeping is just easier because you really don't have to get up, and it's easy to get him to go back to sleep. His favorite place is to be nestled in my cleavage... it's actually quite funny. His ped says it's common and ok until he gets to be a couple months old, and then we should work on getting him in the crib. *sigh*


Tashia said...

Hey its Tashia from myspace. I swore I would never let my kids sleep with me. I worked so so hard not to let my son sleep with us no matter how little sleep I got. But when my husband left for boot camp he started to regress and then started the co-sleeping. When you work, go to school and have a child to take care of you just give in. Got him back in his crib only for Jason to deploy and his regress again. He is now 2.5 years and still in bed with us. I know I could get him in his room if I tried... but I don't want to since I now have a 6 month old.
I started off co-sleeping with my daughter but she would not sleep any better with me so I just put her in the bassinet. Now she sleeps through the night in her crib from around 8:30pm to 6:30 or 7:00 am. I didn't even try with her. I quit nursing at 3 weeks cause she ate every hour to hour and a half all day and night she was gaining weight great but I just could not take it with the hubby being deployed. Hang in there girl, it will all work out. Most pediatricians understand the co sleeping thing, just be careful no huge pillows or heavy blankets.

Sweetrld said...

we had a wonderful time co-sleeping and now the boys sleep in their own beds. Plus, like Heidi said, you can try cluster feeding! :)

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