See? It’s 3am, and since I finished that last post around midnight, I’ve been up with the little screamer at least 3 times. He has a built in radar that tells him when I’m on the bridge between sleep and awake — the state you only remember if something pulls you out of it. I HATE it when he starts screaming right then. And he does, almost every single night, regardless of when I get to bed.
So I fed him at 12:15, fell asleep in the process (duh), and had to deal with him screaming at me 3 other times between then and now.
That’s not even an hour straight.
And this is typical.
Less typical that it makes me angry enough that I deal with whatever issues I can figure out in my tired stuppor (hungry? no. wet? I change his screaming, wiggly little self. burp? not that I can get out)… and am still SO angry I just have to leave him screaming bloody murder and go cool off (quite literally – it’s cold out here).
And I think, again, I need (seriously, need) to do some sleep training with this almost-9-month-old baby. But at the moment I can’t remember anything I did with the other two, and I haven’t made it to the library in weeks now to find any of the great recommendations from my friends.
Anyone care to recap the __basic__ get-your-baby-to-sleep-through-the-night plan from any reliable source (including just your experience)? Be kind and use small words, short sentences. This is rediculous and must stop. Thank Heavens the older two are usually making it through the night now that they’re in the same room.
Hm. I wonder if John saved the day for the poor kid. He doesn’t usually calm down on his own. At any rate, he’s done acting like someone is sticking him with a hot poker.
I shall again try to go and get some sleep.
This does not bode well for my getting through church w/o loosing sanity. Wish me luck.