Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm having a horrible time getting my Carl (DOB 3/25/10) to stay asleep lately. He goes to bed between 8 and 9 p.m., then he's up from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. either screaming or sleeping on me in the living room. He won't go back to sleep on his own and he's not hungry, he just wants me. When I go get him he doses off and on on me in the chair and then after a few hours he will finally sleep deep enough that I can put him back in his bed. I won't bring him into our bed during the night because I don't want to get into that habit, so I just watch t.v. with my eyes propped open. I'm exhausted. I feel like he's 2 weeks old all over again. The weird thing is, before Christmas, he was on a GREAT schedule! He went to bed - stayed there - and didn't get up until 7 or 8 in the morning! He took a short nap at 10 a.m. and a longer nap around 2-3 p.m.. It was great! Tuesday night my husband and I decided to try and let him cry it out. He cried for 1 hour and 12 minutes, then I caved and cuddled him and we both cried. Last night - with my husband practically tying me to the chair - I let him cry it out. He cried for over 2 hours!!! I don't think I can do it again tonight. It was awful!! I feel so horrible when all he wants is to cuddle. My husband says, I can't go cuddle him at night when he's 18 and in college so he needs to learn to put himself to sleep.... I'm sure there's some truth to that, but right now, I'm thinking we can just both go to Harvard!! ♥ Are any of you having similar issues? What are your opinions? Thanks in advance.