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Hi there -
OK - I must be seriously crazy by now - sleep deprivation is taking over our home - Our 6 month old daughter - whoa -
Our 4 year old son is now in bed with me ( they share a room ) as he was getting very very broken sleep & thats very unfair for him - DH is on the sofa as he snores so much :no:
ok - daughter will go to bed - in her grow bag ( just got rid of the wraps :)) at around 6pm - and CC works - maybe 1-2 mins - she is asleep - she may wake at 10pm - may not - last night for example she woke at 12.30am - but farted around terribly with her feed - bottle feeding - and eventually I woudl leave - then the crying starts - and this is stressful for me at 1am as we live in units -
ok - so eventually i fed her in her cot and she just drifted off to sleep til 5.30am
so all in all not a terrible night :)
except for the hour that I was with her trying to get her back to sleep -
Can someone please tell me what 2 do in the early hours - do I Just let her cry - and then go in etc etc etc - what do I do ??
Im so unhappy and tired - its sending me INSANE
what our daughter was doing a week ago was waking at 1am & just chatting & yelling out til 4am - seriously - thats why we had to get our son out of that room.
Lordy I need some help please xx:sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
What if you swap your kids around? Let your 4yo sleep in his bed in their room while your 6mth old sleeps with you in your bed?
When I first started CC my DS was 7 months and yes I did have to let him cry late/early morning. But it wasn't for too long, probably about a week or two... sometimes when DH needed sleep etc I would just give him a bottle in bed and he would fall asleep drinking it. After this few weeks I would go in to him when he cried, tell him mummy was here and its sleep time, put his music on and leave again and he will just go back to sleep by himself. A few months on now I always try just yelling out from my bed to him "SSSSSHHHHHHHH its still sleep time", and surprisingly it works and he stops crying and goes back to sleep. So yes the is an end to the tunnel and things do get better.
I second the suggestion of keeping your 4 year old in his own bed. For starters, a 4 year old takes up A LOT of room in your bed, and if you're getting up in the middle of the night then he moves over into your space and you have to manouver him around when you finally get back to bed yourself. :)
If your little girl is in your room, she may feel comforted to have you nearby and settle more quickly.:fingerscrossed:
Also, I've heard that it's best to start with CC in the daytime because good night sleeps will follow from good day sleeps - that is, once she can put herself to sleep and settle through a cycle or two, she'll naturally do it at night aswell.
Morn - need MORE COFFEE
we had the makings of a perfect night -
Amy woke at 9.30pm - fed - then back to sleep
Then woke at 11pm????why ???took me AGES to get her back to sleep
then 1.30am - fed - back to sleep
yelling her head off - not crying - just yelling -chatting etc
Caleb is in bed with me & has been coughing all night - I gave him some dimeatap at 2am & that helped - his coughing woke Amy up - I tell ya guys Im LOSING it
I dont know what 2do anymore - I dont want to leave her crying as she still isnt 100% - she is recovering from croup -
DH got her up at 4am & got her back down at 4.30am - she wont feed just wants to chat http://members.*************.com.au/style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif
if she wasnt so LOUD http://members.*************.com.au/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif
I cant bring her into our bed / bedroom -
its not an option - DH & SOn have quiet time & reading on our bed everynight - its their time and as son has lost his bed im not happy taking that away from him as it makes him so happy to be there with his dad - Im not stoked to have him in bed with me though as he takes up so much room !!!!
Im losing it totally losing it :(
I have a copy of a book called Sleep Sense that i can email to you if you like. Some of the mums in my MG swear by this. PM your email address if you would like to try it.
hi there - How do I PM on here ?
would love the sleep sense - much appreciated xx
we had a better night -
Amy slept from 6pm til 12.30am - had ha bit of trouble getting her to sleep though & she seems to have her cold again this morn :no:
I fed her at 12.30am ( prob shouldnt have though but u know - when she isnt 100% I feel bad letting her cry & she did feed )
then she woke at 3.45am - if it had been just an hour later I would have been in heaven - but she fed well at 3.45am & then slept til 6.30am :yelclap:
I think Im the only person in this home who isnt getting much sleep as my boy kicked & poked me all night - Im thinking he may have to be moved to the sofa when I go to bed - which is was trecilian suggested to me ( sleep school sydney ) he is such a deep sleeper that he doesnt know when we move him as long as he is well asleep & the heater is on in the loungeroom so its the warmest room -
I just want them both back in their own room!!!!
WORST NIGHT EVER http://members.*************.com.au/style_emoticons/default/cry1.gif
Amy fed at 7pm - then woke at 8.30pm - 10.30pm - 1.30am - 2.30am - 4.30am - whilst I also had my son in bed with me coughing on me & kicking the sh*t out of me all night & DH sleeps on
Im totally miserable - NO idea what to do
:hugs::hugs: Sorry you are having a bad time.
Could it be that she is teething? My DD (8months) is always OK during the day, but when she is teething she is a terrible sleeper.
I hope things improve for you.
she seems to be teething for ages now -
but not teeth as yet :rolleyes:
This morn - I knoew at 9am - due for a sleep - by 9.02 she was asleep but woke at 9.35am - and she wont feed - she had a good breaky - but the last bottle / drink she had was 3.30am - so I had the ****s by 11am as I could see whe was so tired :no: so I popped her into her sleeping bag & put her in bed - and shut the door & started folding washing - she fell asleep & has been for 35mns now - Its not in the routine at all but I just dont know what 2 do anymore :confused:
I really dont know - everyone tells me to go to a sleep school but its not simple when I have a 4 year old to look after & a hubby that works loooong hours & cant drop our boy nor pick him up from kindy - and no support around me - I just want someone to say hey - do this - dont falter on it - and it will work :yelclap:
I am getting all sorts of books recommended - I just wish someone would say - Jayne - do this - IM breain dead & so unhappy x
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