Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sleep or Lack Thereof

Never was there a truer statement than "every baby is different".  I am learning that the hard way around here!  Aidan was such a good sleeper.  He was sleeping 12-13 hours a night around 3 weeks old.  Everyone always told me not to get accustomed to that because it was not the norm. 

When Kellan came home, he started sleeping through the night at just a week old! I was getting up to pump since he wasn't getting up to eat! I knew it was too good to be true!  In the past two weeks or so, that has all changed.  Could he be going through a growth spurt?  I've tried everything but this is what our night is looking like right now...

I put him down at 9:30. He's up at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 to eat.  I stay up until 12:30 to get that feeding in and then try to get some sleep between his other feedings. I'm not exhausted by any means but I could always use more sleep and when 6:30 rolls around, he is up for the day! Which is hard because we are not early risers in this house.  Aidan has to be woken up everyday for school and Adam and I are notorious for sleeping through our alarms! On the weekends, Aidan will get in bed with us and we lay around sometimes until 10am.  We are going to move him to his crib next week (12 week bday) and I am hoping he will get on a better schedule.  Wishful thinking?

At least he is super snuggly in the middle of the night. 


4am.  I look exhausted. Kellan looks ready to party. 

Up before the rest of the house. 



KTBFerg said...

Ugh, so sorry you're so tired! Have you tried Moms on Call? I'm no expert, obviously, but I know this has helped some folks.

Andrea Kelly said...

Maybe start process earlier like 730 or 8 and then you can get to bed at a better time and maybe extend his sleep in the morning? Good luck, let me know if you find a trick I am sure ill be searching for an answer soon enough!