Baby Sleep Saga…Posted: April 13, 2009
So one thing I said I would “never” do is let our child sleep in our bed. I am weird about our bed. I did not like the idea of having a child laying in the middle of us. Well…. OH WELL… so much for that “never”. Trey started out awesome. I read some books and talked to some friends and we decided Trey would sleep in his bed from day one. It actually worked out pretty well. Even though Trey was on lights for the first couple of nights he was home, he slept in his bed. I did cheat a little. I slept on a blow up mattress next to his bed…. (looking back… recovering from a C-section by sleeping on an air mattress….not a great idea…. but I am a stubborn one). So by the time Trey was 6 weeks old he was sleeping through the night in his bed. Beautiful.
But then life happened. We sold our house around Trey’s 2 month birthday and moved in with my parents. Trey did have his own room there but it was in the middle of all the bedrooms. So between not wanting to make nights miserable for my family and dealing with all the transition, somehow that baby found his way into our bed by 3 am every night.
We later moved down here to Savannah. I was husband-less five nights a week so I did not feel like dealing with the bed issue.
So now seven months later, I want that baby out of my bed! He kicks and turns and now wakes up at various intervals in the night to play. He always starts out in his bed. But around 12-2am he wakes up and wants to get in our bed. This has got to end! But how????
If I have not mentioned this before, I seriously have one of the most stubborn babies ever born. Now, he is also the sweetest but ridiculously stubborn! Grandparents and even friends have commented on it. So the “cry-it-out” method literally could mean crying all night (1-5 at least)! I think we are going to stick with going in there every 5,10,15, 20 mins. Sometimes it works sometimes not. (Sigh….he is screaming as I write this). We are finally at a point where we can be consistent but it is not a fun battle! I hate hearing him scream and yes I honestly worry if he can hurt himself the way he wails! I feel like a bad mom…. he doesn’t understand…. last night he could get in bed with me… and not tonight. If I could only talk to him and he could understand….
Ok now I am babbling. It is late ; )