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Thursday, 7 February 2008

I’m exhausted.

I mean — I am truly exhausted.

New moms are generally pretty tired. But my baby is closing in on 10 months.

Peach is a happy, sweet, yummy baby. However, the kid doesn’t sleep. Not at night. Not during the day. A catnap here. A couple of hours there.

“Enough!” I say.

And not just for the selfish reason that I require sleep. Serious sleep, in fact. I’ve always required a TREMENDOUS amount of sleep. It’s my special power. Peach needs his sleep as well. The poor kid is just completely fatigued. To the point that he sometimes looks as though he’s just a little narcoleptic.

We were starting to get a little desparate…


Enter Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Never one to jump on the “let them cry it out” bandwagon, PC and I had to do something and a childhood friend recommended this to us.

Basically, Weissbluth’s ideas can be summed up in this article.

Let’s see how we are doing:

Night #1 (Tuesday)

5:00-5:40 bath with relaxing bubbles, jammies, books (Brown Bear and Very Busy Spider), prayers, bottle (Mama’s Milk!)
5:40pm-6:30pm straight to sleep
6:30pm-7:40pm SCREAMED!
7:40pm-11:00pm slept
11:00pm-11:15pm nursed
11:15pm-2:00am slept
2:00am-3:00am drank about 1 oz breastmilk and then SCREAMED!
3:00am-7:00am slept

Wednesday nap: 11:43am-12:50pm

Night #2 (Wednesday)
6:50pm-7:10pm jammies, books, prayers, bottle
7:10pm-7:40pm SCREAMED!
7:40pm-1:55am SLEPT for the MOST AMOUNT of time EVER!!!!!!
1:55am-2:09am nursed
2:09am-4:15am a few kvetches and then back to sleep
4:15am-5 something am SCREAMED!
6:30am woke up happy 🙂

Thursday nap: 11:10am-11:45am
Plus he was sent home with a fever. AARRRGH!!

Night #3 (tonight)
um…got home a bit later than expected…
7:10pm bath, jammies, books, prayer, milk
7:40pm drifted to sleep with nary a peep

Stay tuned…

8 Comments leave one →
  1. formercarmper permalink
    Friday, 8 February 2008 12:07 am

    I happened on your site by chance (I was looking for songs from Camp Komaroff…put that in the google search bar and found you) and assume I may have known you. Although, I’m a bit older than you – I too was there in 1982, as well as 81 and 83. If you will email me, we can converse more freely. I am looking for a Komaroff songbook and/or a Tefillah book. Maybe you can help me?

  2. formercamper permalink
    Friday, 8 February 2008 12:07 am

    oops – the name was supposed to say “formercamper” but it’s 1:00 am in AZ and I’m clearly exhausted! 🙂

  3. Friday, 8 February 2008 4:37 am

    ooh ooh….is this the post before the fbook status of the 6 hours????? or is this new????

  4. Friday, 8 February 2008 4:39 am

    i forgot to write how much i loved that book. (i think we are sep at birth ha ha) i have used his ideas with all of my kids but it largely has failed with the third because she tends to wake up the other two. i think it might bear a reread for our toddler and his new wake-up-early-and-be-cranky phase….

  5. Friday, 8 February 2008 6:44 am

    Does it have a section on husbands who wake you up in the middle of the night, or worst yet an hour or two before your alarm is due to go off?

  6. Frume Sarah permalink
    Friday, 8 February 2008 5:17 pm

    FormerCamper — just emailed you offline. Can’t wait to chat.

    Phyl — so true. We def are kindred spirits 🙂

    Liesl — I’m looking for that chapter. Love it when PC whacks me and says “the baby’s up!” and then promptly falls back asleep!!!

  7. Wednesday, 13 February 2008 4:37 pm

    At least mine doesn’t do that.
    It’s really not his fault, our upstairs neighbor gets up at 4a.m. for work and his alarm wakes up Puppy.

  8. Saturday, 21 November 2009 7:03 pm

    Feel free to download the songbook from the following location.

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