Lately Isaiah has been regressing in a major way! He has gone from sleeping 7-8 hours a night without a feeding to 4-5 hours. Oh man this is just KILLING me!!!!
The past few weeks have been really crazy adjusting to the new apartment, mom in town, going to CT and dealing with time change, but it has been longer than 3 weeks that this has been going on. I just can’t figure him out! Also, so many friends and books say to let him cry it out when he wakes up or isn’t sleeping. Well you may as well just stab me in the heart and send my husband to work completely sleep deprived! I don’t at all feel like Isaiah knows how to calm himself down yet when he’s crying so hard from being overtired or when he wakes up in the middle of the night. We also give him his pacifier and so he’s not great at finding his thumb… pretty sure that’s the downfall of using a paci… so I need to continually go into his room at 4 am and put it in his mouth and pat his bum until I finally give in and feed him.
I know what the books say about it all but man, seriously, to hear my boy coughing from crying so hard kills me and I KNOW that I can fix it so everything in me just wants to do that! Also, Casey works early so I do the night shifts… I have TOTALLY gotten used to this, but I can’t let him cry it out at night or Casey won’t get any sleep. Then I feel so bad and everyone is miserable!!
One of my friends today suggested taking away the 3rd nap. I literally don’t know how we’d do that. When he naps they are like 45 min naps unless I’m super lucky and some afternoons I’ll get 1.5 hrs. Knowing his sleep schedule, pushing him to 7pm without the 3rd nap sounds like an overtired baby on the verge of a break down to me. AHHHHhhh.
I’m not sure where to go from here… and as I write my son is waking up in his bed from a 30 min morning nap…. SERIOUSLY!?!? 30 minutes… Isaiah… mommy needs to drink her coffee and have breakfast. But I DO LOVE YOU!!!