For 19 months my son woke up every 2 hours every single night. My daughter will be 1 soon and wakes at least 5 times a night. On a good day I function on about 6 hours of broken sleep, but, usually, I get about 4 hours. But I don't complain. It's hard and I … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation is My Best Friend
Sleep training is teaching a baby to go to sleep on their own. There are a few methods, from letting the baby "cry it out" to soothing the baby back to sleep without picking the baby up. There are many suggestions about how many months old the baby should be. Most say at least 3 … Continue reading Why I Said No To Sleep Training
Oh, my precious little 8 month old daughter, I wish I could figure you out. When you wake up during the 11pm hour, I know it's going to be a long and wakeful night. When you wake during the midnight hour, I know we will both sleep for two hours at a time. When you … Continue reading Overtired Baby is a Sleeping Baby?!
Well, the rest of this month is a bit of a wash. My son decided to change his nap schedule on me, so now neither of us quite knows when he wants to sleep and for how long, which means I don't get much done! Besides that, we're doing a little traveling this month, and … Continue reading Motherhood: That toothless smile
I still let him sleep with a blanket. Actually, about six to make his big crib a little cozier and one to cover him. Oh, and a stuffed animal rattle. SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome aka a parent's worst nightmare. This is when an infant suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, usually while sleeping. Most, if … Continue reading Motherhood: Yes, SIDS scares me, but…