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    Will we ever sleep again?

    What I’m about to say might anger some parents.

    For the last few months G has been sleeping through the night. I don’t mean a 5 or 6 hour stretch, I mean the whole night. Our bed-time routine started at 7pm and went something like this: diaper, swaddle, boob, boob, and he’s out. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. And he would sleep until I woke him up the next morning at about 6:30. On week-ends we’d let him sleep in until he woke up on his own, which was sometimes 7:30-8.

    The kid could sleep.

    Until about a week ago.

    Now, going down is a big ordeal. Diaper, swaddle, boob, boob is still in effect. And although he’ll fall asleep nursing, the moment I would move him to his crib and his butt would touch the mattress he wakes up immediately crying… crying hard. It then takes us about 30 to calm him down and get him to really fall asleep.

    And then he wakes up. At 11. Repeat put down process.

    And then again at 2am.

    What gives?

    I’m becoming a little resentful of his day care teacher. Apparently he’s sleeping like a champ there, and I don’t think it’s fair. I want good baby sleep too 🙁 I see no reason for him to reverse cycle. He eats well and has food available to him during the day. Again… what gives?

    It might be a growth spurt. At a week shy of 6 months he’s due for one right now. I HOPE it’s a growth spurt because I know those come and go. I can’t be teething due to lack of drool and he’s not trying to chew through things.

    However, we’re strict on the “you sleep in your room” line. G wakes up, but he’s to go back down in his own bed. Luckily that is still working, although I’ll be first to admit that on a few 2am calls, I’ve had to force myself not to give in and bring him to bed with me.

    I just want my sleep-loving kid back.

    Signed, “One tired mommy”

    5 responses to “Will we ever sleep again?”

    1. alison! says:

      I would certainly vote growth spurt.

    2. Kittylove says:

      I hope it is just a growth spurt, although I think it could be he is having a hard transition back to the crib from the swing. Hang in there, it will get better again.

    3. Kelly Marie says:

      Totally normal at 6 months. Growth spurt or working on a new skill (sitting up, crawling) It will pass. ready yourself for these kind of sleep regression whenever a new major skill is to be mastered, like walking 🙂

    4. Shannon says:

      Ha! I actually wrote a similiar letter myself today. G and Crash are apparently night owls starting at 6 months. Here’s hoping it ends soon. 🙂

    5. Rebecca says:

      I wouldn’t rule out teething… you could try hyland’s teething tablets and see if they make a difference. they’re pretty harmless and worked well for James

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