Louise - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I haven't had a chance yet to read through previous posts so I hope I'm not repeating...but I'm a little frazzled right now.
I'm a single mom to three kids born 11/05, 02/07, 03/08! My 3 year old is just starting to sleep through the night, however, she HATES going to bed in her own bed. I only have a double bed right now so don't have room for everyone, so I try and get her to sleep in her own bed.
My 2 year old still wakes up 2-3 times a night and I don't know why. Both my girls I weaned at about 6 months (because I was pregnant) so she still takes a bottle. I think it's pretty silly to be giving her 2-3 bottles a night still????
My almost 11 month old is a really easy going baby but VERY attached. He is starting to spend more time with his dad so longer periods away from me. I have trouble getting him to sleep during the day because I have no door on my bedroom and my other kids are SO LOUD. I used to wear him, but he's getting too heavy (27lbs) to wear just around the house. I only wear him out at the supermarket etc now. At night I find it REALLY hard to get him to stay asleep. I seem to be able to get him down about an hour before I go to bed, but then the moment I get in the room and climb under the covers, he is awake guaranteed within 15 min! He nurses so much at night that I'm actually REALLY sore again and I'm too sleep deprived to figure out what else to do. (I forgot to mention that about a month ago I put a crib up beside my bed so my son starts out in the crib, but ends up sleeping with me all night when I go to bed).
I know every mom has sleep exhaustion, but this seems a bit extreme with the two younger ones being up so often. Any ideas on how to deal with the sleep deprivation. Ideas on how to get my kiddos to sleep better? Any ideas on weaning? or is it possible that his waking all night being attached to my boob the entire night is a result of being away from Mommy too much?
Just a virtual hug would work if nothing else. Thanks.