Baby sleeps great but Mom can't sleep!

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My daughter, who was 7 months old on the 17th, is sleeping well. She goes to bed around 8:00PM and wakes up at about 6:00 AM. The problem is that I can't sleep. I have a baby monitor that has video with night vision so, I can see her in her crib at night. I keep the monitor on my night stand. I wake up at all hours of the night and stare at the monitor for a few minutes to make sure she is ok, she isn't in a weird position, she looks like she is still breathing, etc. Any one else have the kind of anxiety? The thought of removing the monitor from my bed side makes me even more anxious. It would be so wonderful to be able to sleep continuously until I hear her wake up at 6AM.

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Heather - posted on 11/20/2009

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Is your room close to your babies room? If you can hear your baby from your room, try turning off the monitor for a little bit. Try laying in your room when your baby cries so that you know you can hear her.
Trust me once you turn off your monitor you will sleep better, maybe not at first but you will. It took me a while to turn off the monitor while I slept, now I can just hear every noise my son makes without the monitor.

Shirley - posted on 11/14/2009

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You need to put the monitor on sound. You will sleep better as a mother now you will never really be sound a sleep, any little noise she makes will wake you. I also get those feelings at time mainly when my 8month old is sick with a cold. Take it one day at a time.

Karina - posted on 10/27/2009

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I got severe insomnia and anxiety when I stopped nursing. Turned out to be postpartum anxiety. Spoke with my Doctor about it. I had no depression but after 2 weeks of little sleep I was getting the blues for sure. My Doctor was a huge help.

Heather - posted on 10/26/2009

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I used to do the exact same thing! Honestly the best thing was to turn off the monitor. My baby is 7 months old too and when he needs something, I hear him. You become able to sleep, but your body is instantly awake when you hear him cry, without the monitor.
Try one night and go from there. The anxiety will eventually subside, but don't be to hard on yourself, it surely takes time.

Michele - posted on 10/26/2009

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I would defenitely remove the video monitor and use just a sound monitor, that way you can still hear if she is in distress, but at 7 months old, she is going to be perfectly fine. Whether she's in an awkward position, she has the ability to move herself if she's uncomfortable, and the chance of SIDS or her not breathing, is HIGHLY unlikely at this age.. she'll be FINE and you need sleep!!!

Kathy - posted on 10/22/2009

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i was that way with my first , you didn't say she was your first , anyway . you may want to talk with your dr. if your anxiety is keeping you from getting your rest .how are things during the day . i still have alot of anxiety when i leave my 4th baby for too long . it is a feeling that only a mother can understand , my husband doesn't get it. again see the dr. he or she is equiped to deal with postpartum isuues. good luck and try try to sleep when she does you will be a better mother during the day if you feel rested .

Kathy - posted on 10/22/2009

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by the way she sure is cute . i only had one girl and now she is 16 almost . she won't let me dress her anymore imagine that.

Kathy - posted on 10/22/2009

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i was that way with my first , you didn't say she was your first , anyway . you may want to talk with your dr. if your anxiety is keeping you from getting your rest .how are things during the day . i still have alot of anxiety when i leave my 4th baby for too long . it is a feeling that only a mother can understand , my husband doesn't get it. again see the dr. he or she is equiped to deal with postpartum isuues. good luck and try try to sleep when she does you will be a better mother during the day if you feel rested .

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