Monday, 2 April 2012
Our baby doesn't sleep. Ok, well he does, I guess. But he doesn't sleep well, or consistently, and preferably not alone. Poor guy.
Getting Ben to sleep is a daily challenge. He's SUCH a light sleeper. He can be totally exhausted, rubbing both eyes, up for hours on end, but if you don't put him into his crib just so, he wakes up and is WIDE awake. Or, you can be rocking him for half an hour, he's out like a light, and then the bloody phone rings. And it's over.
I have spent months being jealous of Mom's whose babies sleep through the night (Ben has done this maybe three times, three glorious times). But I think I'm coming to terms with the fact that Ben is his own little person who is learning how to sleep in his own time. No schedule, or 'method' will work. Just time. So, we're trying to give him that.
I may have mentioned this before (sorry, Mom-brain really does exist and is in full effect over here) but I like this article a lot about getting baby to sleep. I find that I'm in agreement with most of the things on this website, which is rare for me.
Here's hoping to a good night sleep tonight! I on the other hand am looking for ways to do more on less sleep. Anyone know how to function on roughly 2-3 hours? Maybe then I could get everything done...