31 July 2006

Crappy Sleep Habits Sleepy Mom

Saturday night's sleep was quite similar to Friday's, but worse. I put Frugalbaby to bed at 6 pm again. (I know this sounds early but she is tired! And if you count the hours she sleeps, she needs more!) She woke up at 6:45 and I let her cry until 8:45 before I fed her. I did go in once or twice to check and make sure she wasn't poopy. She went to sleep and slept until 1:45, then cried a little and went back to sleep until 7:00am when the alarm went off. I had turned it off but one of the girls must have messed with it.

For Sunday night, I was letting the girls go back to their beds instead of sleeping on my floor. But we have late church (don't get home until nearly 6 usually) so I didn't get the baby in bed until close to 7. And she didn't go to sleep. She cried until I put the girls to bed in there with her at 7:45. Then they giggled and talked until I took her out of her bed and separated the other two by sending one to my bed. She didn't get to sleep until around 9 I think, maybe even later. She woke up at 1 am. I had taken some Benedryl for a very swollen mosquito bite so I was very groggy, and I fell asleep nursing her in my bed and when I tried to put her back in her own bed around 3 she cried for about half an hour until I just brought her back in with me. I think she was cold, too, because the weather had cooled down a lot and her diaper had gotten her pants wet so she was only in a onesie and a shirt.

So now I'm afraid I'm starting at square one again. I'll try not to fall asleep when I'm up with her in the night again. We'll see how tonight goes and we may have to start again next weekend.



QueenMeadow said...

I'm sorry that it has been so hard for both of you. Hopefully getting her to bed on time tonight will help.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you will be back to square one. I'm sure she will still be ok when you put her to bed. It is frustrating to have to move the other girls every night. I can relate to that! What else can you do? Will they go in after she is asleep and not wake her up?

frugalmom said...

No, they wake her up. Even if they are quiet. I need to post an update but I have been sick today with some nasty stomach bug.

Lena said...

Yep, Robert has a semi-permanent residency in the girls room because he would wake Eric up when he went to bed. Then if Eric even stirred, Robert felt like he needed to come and tell us which would then REALLY wake Eric up. We'll probably try putting them together again after our Utah trip when everyone is back to their normal sleeping habits. If it doesn work though- RObert goes back in the girls' room. He doesn't mind it and everyone sleeps that way.

Alicia said...

I love (LOVE) Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. That book saved me when Little Sister was a baby. I recommend it to everyone! Both of my kids (4 and almost 2) still go to bed at 6:30 every night and it's great!

Good luck to you...getting them to sleep is harder on you than it is on them, I think! I think it's even harder for nursing mommies. I know it was for me!