Monday, March 17, 2008

Since we are talking about sleep...

Izzy continues to wake every two hours at night. It is so frustrating and irritating and exhausting and annoying. Damn baby.

We started out co-sleeping, and it was AWFUL. Izzy was waking up every hour or so and was screaming to nurse. I tried and tried and tried to do the side-lying position, but I just couldn't figure it out. So, I had to sit up in bed approximately 349 times per night to nurse Izzy. I was so exhausted that I kept falling asleep sitting up. Then my neck started to hurt. And then my back started to ache. So, I decided to change our sleeping arrangement.

In a desperate attempt to get some sleep, I swaddled Izzy and put him in his carseat. The first night he slept for 4 hours straight! The second night he slept for 5 hours straight! Izzy decided to put me back in my place by sleeping for only 1 hour straight on the third night. Little bastard.

For weeks now, I have continued to swaddle Izzy and put him to sleep in his carseat at night. He wakes every two hours ALL night. And I get up and nurse him every two hours ALL night. I was feeling brave last weekend, and decided to put him in his bassinet again. All hell broke loose, and Izzy cried for about an hour. Finally, I nursed him back to sleep and put him in the damn carseat again. Why do babies alway seem to win every fight?

Izzy has been napping in his crib during the day, so I was thinking about putting him in the crib for nighttime sleep too. But if he wakes up every two hours, that would require my tired butt to walk down the hall every two hours.

I don't really know where I am going with this post. Basically, Izzy is a horrible sleeper. End of post.

7 comments:

Catizhere said...

UGH! That's all I got. UGH!!

TEACHBROECK said...

Sleeping seems to be one of the biggest battles....I am NOT looking forward to it! K was such a good sleeper...even though some of the nights I had to pat her back....scoot to the door..let her cry....pat her back...scoot to the hallway...let her cry...NOT PICKING HER UP was so hard!!! She was a pacifier baby so if she did wake up I could plug that in her mouth if i knew she wasn't really HUNGRY...GOOD LUCK!!

Jennifer said...

Bless your heart!!

Marni Tiani Self said...

I couldn't for the LIFE of me figure out the side by side thing either with William. Hang in there... I hope it ends for you soon enough.

Rachel said...

Well I can feel your pain since Max was the same way but when I would co sleep at least he was better. I am so sorry you are going through that. Kisses momma

Eva said...

Awww, that's the worst. That sucks. But he widdle. He'll get older and it'll get better. Of course you know that! Doesn't make it suck less now! Make your husband get up with him at some point? Or I guess he just wants your milk. Sucks, like I said.

Mama Kalila said...

The side position isn't easy at first... keep trying it when you're not trying to sleep & you'll have it down for when you are. I've had to put Kalila to sleep in her carseat a couple times too... does seem to work when nada else will.