Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sleep oh please sleep...

Oh my sweet baby is a fighter. This boy does not want to go to sleep. We got back from a week vacation and every time I put him down after he has fallen asleep from nursing he wakes right up and starts crying. So last night DH put him down and the poor thing cried all night(with us checking on him every 15 minutes)....I cried too. When he woke from finally sleeping around 4:45am I got up and got him, nursed and let him sleep with me, I simply couldn't imagine him crying the morning away. So DH is checking on him every 15 minutes and tells him he is loved and rubs his tummy....and still he cries and cries and cries. Tonight he went down at 8:34pm it's 9pm and he is still crying....Oh my Lord....I do not like this. I don't want him to depend on me to go to sleep and I do not want him sleeping with us but I do not like for him to cry like this. Everything we have read tells us that this will take a week or less...I sure hope so, I don't know if my lil mama heart can take much more of this crying.
So, any advice? Did you let your little ones cry to sleep? How long did it take?

2 comments:

Niki said...

Oh Nili! I feel so bad for you. This is one of my biggest fears about having this baby. I know it is easier said than done, but everyone I know says you need to just wait it out and it will be faster than if you give in in the end. I hope it gets better soon.

Doris said...

Oh Nili! I know it is hard, but unless you want him to be 5 before he starts leaving your bed you must stick to it now. It is better sleep for him, you and Mr. Wonderful!! I just got all three of mine out of our bed and Goosie and Bubbles still end up in it around 5am. I will be praying for you to have Momma strength!