“Sleep like a baby”… NOT!Posted: November 22, 2010
Who came up with the term “sleep like a baby”? Nobody who has children like mine!
My children do not sleep…. therefore Mark and I do not sleep! We have been dealing with this since Ella was about 3 months old. She slept through the night at 3 weeks and then out of no where she stopped… and I mean reverted back to newborn phase and completely stopped!
I wish I could tell you why. We have a great bedtime routine and usually they go to bed at around the same time with no problem. Some nights are a fight but most aren’t too bad. But both for different reasons wake up through out the night. Trey will just wake up wide awake like it is 3pm instead of 3am. Ella will do the same or she will wake up starving like she hasn’t spent the whole day before eating away. Sometimes she wakes up crying like she is teething or hurting but she still has no teeth.Trey has also been sick off and on all fall. So he wakes up coughing a lot. Other than that I don’t know… days and nights kind of run together.
If we are lucky we get one night a week of a complete night’s sleep.
I think we have decided to stop breastfeeding and see if that helps. Maybe she is not eating enough? I don’t know!
I just miss sleep!!! I miss being a fully functioning human being…. I run on caffeine these days!
I have read babywise and was really good with it with Trey. It’s harder with the second…. when the second wakes up the first or vis versa! At this point its hard to make any ground on a solution because I am too tired!
I have no solutions or tips for this blog… just venting….
I am praying God will give me wisdom to teach my children to “sleep like an extremely tired mommy!”