This kid is gonna kill me


Ok, so we’ve been having a rough time lately with the sleeping issue. Noah has started some BAD sleeping habits, and it’s driving me insane. I feel like I am honestly not me right now because I have no patience for my children, and I am turning into a mean mommy. This is not the person I want to be. Noah takes maybe 45 minute naps, and wakes up still tired, but won’t go back to sleep. At night I don’t think it has ever been this horrible. He is up about every hour, but for sure every 2. But it’s not like it has been like this for the last week or so, it has been like this since he was born. I haven’t gotten more than 2 hours of sleep in a row since before he was born. Last night he was up about every half an hour from 12:30 to 3:00am.

Kimi was a bad sleeper, but we trained her with the guidelines from “Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child” by Marc Weissbluth, which we LOVED and highly recommend it to anyone. But, you can’t go all out, really, until they are about 4 months old and understand sleeping by the clock a little better. We let Kimi cry at night when she was 3 1/2 months old, and it kinda backfired on us. She cried for 3 HOURS! (but that’s nothing compared to the 5 hours she cried one night when she was about 18 months old). And she would have kept going, but we went in an got her. Once she turned four months old things just kinda clicked, and we let her cry when she wasn’t supposed to get up, and after two or three nights, she had it figured out and slept wonderfully.

Noah doesn’t turn 4 months old for another 2 1/2 weeks, but I think I am gonna go nuts before then. I think it all started when he had jaundice and I had to set an alarm and wake him up every 2 hours to feed him. But now he just wakes up to wake up. He’ll eat a couple of ounces each time. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone let their child cry for long periods of time at Noah’s age?

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5 Responses to This kid is gonna kill me

  1. Kira Lee says:

    oh Carly I am so sorry! It is so so so hard to be sleep deprived! And then to try to be a mother who has to do everything at home! I don’t have really any advice. I didn’t really get my kids on sleeping habits through the night until I weaned (after a year). I just wanted them to be asleep at 8 pm, which they did. Sorry I’m not very helpful. Good luck. I’m sure you will find something that’ll work for you! You’re doing awesome!

  2. Jande says:

    Oh Carly to I have a cure for you. Noah sounds like Hunter was at just a few weeks old. Read the book “Babywise”. I started this at about 3-4 weeks old and Hunter has been a sleeping through the night since. His first week of life he did great but then he turned into a monster, sleeping 45 min. at a time and still cranky, night time was just as awful. So a bunch of my friends here in Royal told me of this book and it worked for all of them. IT is kind of hard to stick to it at first but once you see results it is great. With Kyla I thought you couldn’t let them cry through the night until like 6 months but I let Hunter at 4 weeks and it only took one night. Honestly check out this book it gives you a schedule so your baby isn’t just snacking which is what it sounds like Noah is doing. If you decide to do it and have any questions you can call me or email me and I would be happy to answer your questions. And yes having them cry through the night was hard but I just had to turn on a fan so I could sleep through the crying. But really for your sanity it really is worth a shot. I will email you a picture of the book because I am not sure who wrote it. Good luck!

  3. I just read an article at You might want to check the site out. I am having a hard time with Alli sleeping through the night so I decided to see what advice they had. Unfortunately for me, all the advice is for kids in cribs that can not get out of their rooms.

  4. Oh Carly that totally stinks! Cute though. Alright, now I am going to give my opinion. Some who read this will think I am a terrible mother, but oh well. I had this exact problem with Ryan, our youngest. Then I finally turned him over on his tummy, GASP!, I know. But it totally worked. I always made sure there was nothing in his crib that would be potentially hazardous to his breathing, etc. From then on he was great! Now being almost 2, I put him to bed on his back, but he immediately turns on his tummy. My older two I let cry it out when they were 6 months, it took about a week and we were good. I will have to read the book Jande mentioned when the next one comes in October. Hope things get better for you!

  5. Sabrina says:

    Carly, any improvement yet? This sounds awful…I wish I had the magic answer for you-it is hard to be a mommy with no sleep!

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