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One Step Forward... and eight back

So, I am extremely frustrated with my little one. We had the girls a great schedule of eating around 9:30ish, go to bed by 10:30 and sleep til 5 or 6. I worked very hard to stretch their feedings and keep them up so they could accomplish this schedule. We were on it for a few weeks and I thought we were in the clear.

Now Abby is back to wanting a 1 or 2am feeding and not wanting to sleep. She is up and down and up and down until after taht 1 or 2 feeding so I can't go to bed. Then she sleeps til like 6 or 7, but with my insomnia I am getting no sleep AGAIN!

I thought it was a growth spurt but it has lasted too long for that. I am extremely frustrated (mostly because I am wiped out) that I will have to start over. I was talking to me dearest friend who is also a Mommy in the phone the other day and we concluded that parenting is little more than trial and error. What frustrated me the most is why the heck does it seem like you need to make about 20 errors before you manage a success? Frustrating, frustrating, frustrating...


Plant Girl 12:19 PM  

I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this regression. I don't have any words of wisdom. Heaven knows that when I think I have my little one figured out she throws me for a loop. Just keep trying, pushing through and hopefully things will settle back out.

I have to admit that the hardest thing for me to deal with is the change in MY sleep schedule. I know that's awful to say and it makes me feel so selfish, but it's the truth. I miss the days of being able to sleep whenever. I know that it's worth it; just doesn't make it any easier somedays!

Anonymous 6:07 PM  

I don't know how you do it with twins! It must be extremely hard to find time to sleep... I wish I had some advice for managing with twins but I only have one little one. She's two now and sleeps through the night but she didn't until she was about 8 or 9 months old. People have reminded me that by the time she goes to prom she'll not be doing the things that have caused me anxiety (waking up in the night, wearing diapers, etc.) and that I'll miss when she was this age. I guess I'm just trying to remind you that they're only going to be this little for so long and you'll look back and wonder where the time has gone. Good luck during those long nights and I'm praying that things get better for you and you can get some sleep!

Anonymous 6:50 PM  

Ugh! Don't you hate it when you think you have it all figured out it all goes wonky again?!? From what I've read in several baby sleep books and from my own experience kiddos aren't able to have any sort of regular sleep patterns until after 16 weeks of age. At that time their internal rhythms have matured a little and they will organize thier sleep cycles (somewhat) into day time patterns (naps) and bedtime patterns. I had no luck at all with any sort of schedule until my son was about 18 weeks old (he was 2 weeks early). It didn't stop me from trying, but things really didn't get into a routine until then. Also my son didn't stop needing a night feed until he was 10 months old. My pedi told me it's not uncommom for a one year old to still wake up needing to eat. My only advice is to hang in there and know that it will all get easier as they get older. Don't kill yourself trying to have a perfect schedule just yet... they are still SO little!



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