Amber - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I'm having quite a bit of sleep issues with my son. I have gotten his daytime sleep worked out, but his night time sleep is pretty awful. During the day we get out of bed at 7am. He is ready to take a nap at 8:30 or 9 and will generally sleep until 10:30 or 11. Then he is ready to sleep again around 1. This nap is shorter, usually just 30-45 min. He has another short nap at 4, just 30 min because he can't make it all the way to bed time.
I have tried a night time routine, but he does best with watching his tiredness signs and putting him straight to bed.
He usually goes to bed 6:45-7:30. Here lately he has been waking alot at night. Last night he woke at 8:20 and 9:30 (put himself back to sleep both times.) Then he slept until 1:30. I fed him and he slept until 3:30. (Come on...2 hours!) I fed him at 4:00 and he wouln't go back to bed. He was up until 6:15, then slept until 7.
I have been trying to prepare for CIO by cutting back the time that he feeds at night. So right now he is eating for 3 min each feeding at night. (During the day he eats for 5 min and gets 7 oz of breastmilk. I weigh, feed, weigh once a week to know this.)
If this is normal and I just need to suck it up...that's fine, just tell me.