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Wanted: Sleep Trainer

Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 2 Comments »

I don’t care what your jammies say. You are ARE sleepy.

I said it.

What gives with the sleeping good one night then not sleeping the next night?

It’s not the diapers- we’re now dry and happy in those disposables at night.

We have good nights and bad nights no matter what we do.

Saturday night? Good night.

Sunday night? So-so night, Lincoln up for an hour, Wyatt up for a few minutes.

Monday night? Not so good night. Wyatt up twice, once for an hour and a half and every time you went to put him in his crib he’d wake up screaming. So back out to the living room, rock, rock, rock, sleep, sleep, sleep, back to the bedroom…awake. As soon as Wyatt went down, physically in his crib, not a peep to be heard- Lincoln stood up whimpering.


Tonight will be a homerun- no doubt about it, we’re due. Tomorrow night? Who knows.

We really struggle with a routine, simply because I go to work at night and I sleep until about an hour before Mr. Wonderful gets home from work and then he has 90 minutes of Yoga when he walks through the door. Cleaning, cooking and bedtime all get crammed into those few hours before I head to work- they are chaotic to say the least.

Then I leave for work.

And he’s on his own.

Hopefully the boys are well on their way to sleeping, more often then not it’s been determined that they need to wear themselves out a bit and they are running around playing with everything they can find while Family Guy plays in the background. Often they are still up around 10 or 11. I can’t say much at this point because I’m not the one doing the putting to bed. I’m at work.

After that late night, they are back up at 5:30 or 6, they might go back down after a bottle, if we’re lucky we get another 30-45 minutes out of them before they are up for the day.

This is not working. The boys aren’t sleeping well. Mr. Wonderful has long days because of his long nights and there doesn’t seem to be a solution (my job is overnights- that won’t change).

We are venturing into cry-it-out territory, at least for the initial putting to bed part of bedtime. Obviously this isn’t going to work in the middle of the night with one screaming child and one sound asleep.

I really, really do not want to go into CIO mode. I just can’t do it. If it worked, I might be able to do it, but if it doesn’t….

Anyone up for sleep training my kids?

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2 Comments on “Wanted: Sleep Trainer”

  1. 1 Mr. Wonderful said at 10:49 am on December 1st, 2009:

    I think we need to stick with the putting them to bed at the set time. They will adjust to it. Its just going to be a few rough days here and there

  2. 2 Mandie, Daniel and Dawson said at 1:09 pm on December 1st, 2009:

    I have NO advice, I'm in the same boat, but only with one baby….and it is rough and I haven't slept in 2 nights, and I'm exhausted, and I did try CIO…Dawson would throw up…NEVER again.

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