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?