Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lets talk sleep...

Sweet Jesus do I miss a full nights sleep

I knew having a newborn that I needed to say goodbye to my precious 10 hour sleep stretches.

I need my sleep.

I seriously am someone you don't want to be around without it.

Insert baby...

When he was born he had jaundice.

Basically every baby has it he just had a serious case of it and slept ALL the time.

I was in heaven.

3 weeks later he turned into a devil child.
Screaming non stop for 3-4 hours at a time.
Never content.
To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement.

Thank the lord we are passed that.
However this sleeping issue is something I cant quite grasp.
Sometimes he is amazing sleeps 9 hour stretches at a time. Other time he is very fussy all night long, as in needs his paci put in, jumping around, not quite settled. 
We have a bedtime routine, bath then feed around 7/730.
He will sleep until 130/2 then wake up again at  530am. Then there are nights he wakes up 3-4 times a night.
I'm not sure how you moms are getting your babies to sleep all night.
We are starting the transition from the co-sleeper to the crib tonight, I feel like he needs his own space.

Any thoughts on this/suggestions are welcome:)


  1. Do you swaddle or put Landon in a sleep sac at night? I feel like that is key for Vinny. He loves being wrapped tight at night. Maybe try that if you haven't? Good luck!

  2. I feel you! I'm dying for our little one to transition to her crib at night.

  3. Ooo I feel for you!..embrace it though babies grow way too fast....

  4. Hey girl! Just found your blog and really love it because I just had a baby boy too on October 5th. The thought and suggestion I can give you is have you tried Babywise? My husband and I started it about 2 weeks ago and its really changed everything. Sawyer now sleeps through the night-well, he sleeps 8 hours going down at 8 and waking up at 5:30ish. If you want, you can email me and I can give you the deets on it?

    Can't wait to follow more of your adventure!

  5. Welcome to my world. If you ever get it figured out, please let me know! I MISS SLEEP!