One more update

Posted by lena on August 22nd, 2008 filed in baby news

I have one more very important update – its called, ILYA DOESN’T SLEEP AT NIGHT ANYMORE!!! I was literally up all night with her.  Every time I started to doze off, she would kick or fuss or flail her arms about her as if warding off invisible ninjas. At 8am, I broke down and cried. I could hardly stand up, the world was spinning, and Ilya was happy as could be waiting to start a new day.  Adam saved the day. He took her downstairs and let me sleep for two hours (of course, given the opportunity for sleep, my body would only let me rest in half hour intervals). Poor Ilya is as exhausted as I am. She is crashed out on the sofa (the fact that she is sleeping somewhere other than on mommy’s chest should tell you something about the depth of her tiredness). I don’t know how many people out there actually bother to read this blog, but here is your chance to talk to me (and my chance to figure out who actually reads this). Tell me all your tricks and little bits of wisdom to get a baby to sleep through the night.

I know that if I put her in her crib, she will probably sleep longer, but I couldn’t stand to do that – so, when sharing your ideas, keep in mind that Ilya sleeps right next to me.

2 Responses to “One more update”

  1. JS Bangs Says:

    I’m not an expert–I’ve only got the one baby here, and he’s pretty easy. But I strongly suspect that sleeping touching each other is the cause: your slight movements wake her, and her slight movements wake you. You’re stuck in a feedback loop that’s keeping either of you from getting any sleep.

  2. vanessa Says:

    Okay, from another co-sleeping parent I can say that Gracie sleeps better when she is on the outside (our bed is very low to the ground) rather than between both of us. I suspect that is because Jason moves more at night and I barely move. Could it be that she prefers one side to the other? Another thing I know is that when they co-sleep they tend to be warmer, so is she possibly too warm? I empathize and hope something works out soon because I know how sweet it is to wake up next to a little person AND how important it is to get enough sleep yourself. Hang in there and I hope something works soon!