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Old 02-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #7
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Re: Please help me, lack of sleep is killing us...

Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
Oh, totally, Mama!

My first was so easy. He slept through the night at 3 months, then we moved him into his own bed at 18 months by just saying "you're in your own bed now" and he was all "okay" and that was it. Now he lays in his race car bed, and sleeps. That's it.

I really am upset because all of this is making DH not want anymore kids. He'd promised me 1 more, and I was going to talk him into 2 more, but now he's saying he doubts he could handle 1 more with these issues. AND I cant get pregnant again until he's sleeping well. And I wanted to get pregnant in a few months
Oh I can totally relate to that TTC thing too! I had JUST convinced DH to have another and then DS went totally bonkers and quit sleeping through the night.

I brought up TTC to DH the other day, and he said...are you nuts?? I don't want to discuss it!!!

I'm going to wait until DS starts sleeping through the night again, lol. He made it from 7pm to 5am last night

Anyway, yeah, I would try the nap strategy at night. I know you're against the CIO, but what about a gradual CIO? Like he cries for a few mins, you go an comfort, then leave. Come back in after a few if he's still crying etc. So he knows he's not alone, but he also gets the message that he's got to go to sleep?
Amy ~ wife to Dr. Mikey ~ mom to Tiny G (5/07) and my VBAC baby Small Fry (2/10)
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