Friday, October 05, 2007

The view from down here . . .

Can you all see me! I'm over here, waving, frantically! Where, you ask?

Here, at ROCK BOTTOM!!

Holy cow, I didn't think it could be worse than before, but, uh, yeah, it can. Sleep training?? Who's fucking bright idea was that?? Am I blame you guys too . . . why in the world would you encourage me to take on such a doomed feat, with a newborn and a husband who is not strong enough to battle to beast of toddlerdom?? UGH!

I got the book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers . . .and it makes great sense. Perfect sense even. We didn;t have an effective bed-time routine that was relaxing, and transitioning into sleep time. Jax was also probably overtired, since we put him to bed late (just based on our schedule). So we started to quiet down the evening activities, and go to bed earlier. Well, the kicking, screaming, and crying on all our parts brought me to the brink last night. I GIVE UP.

For now at least. We will just be winging it for now, until Cooper is sleeping more. Enough said.

7 comments:

Miracle Mommy said...

Just take it one day at a time my friend! Trust me - he WILL sleep (I say as one who has one that is not sleeping at all either). And I love the "No-cry" books. Great ideas. Just keep going - you can do it! (((HUGS)))

Earthchild618 said...

Shit girl...I have no idea what works in the sleep department either. Just when I think I have it figured out...he throws me for a loop by not sleeping again.

Why don't babies come with a manual?

mwburdick said...

(((HUGS))) Suz I'm sorry J is still having a hard time.
IF it makes you feel any better. We got home at 12:30am last night and Calvin woke up screaming and had to come to bed with us, only he wouldnt let DH in bed he said only mommy bed NOT Daddy :) :) :) DH had to sleep on the floor. Giggle giggle giggle

azjenn said...

I agree take it one day at a time. It is so hard and exhausting to have a newborn and a 3yo in the house at the same time. The sleep deprivation will kill you! Right now do whatever you have to do to get everyone some sleep. Even if that means letting Jax sleep with one of you. Take on this battle when you have the energy. ((HUG))

Kate said...

That's so hard, I really feel for you. Can you give it a rest (so to speak) for a little while? Maybe Jackson is still adjusting to Cooper. If that won't work, can you ease into the earlier bedtime? Like 15 minutes early one week, 30 the next week, etc. Just thought I would offer a suggestion or two. BIG HUGS to you. :o)

Ali said...

I agree, one day at a time. Good luck!

Holly said...

I agree that if getting sleep means letting Jax sleep with you...so be it! You and Jenn are making me so nervous about adding #2! lol I like my sleep! lol