Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby # 2 hurdles we need help getting over!!!

Ok, so since he was born baby Cisco hasn't slept for more than 4 hrs at a time. During the night he's only slept more than 3 hrs twice.

You may be thinking "Not a problem. Just sleep while he sleeps during those 3 hr spands."

The only problem is that he'll sleep for 3 hrs and be awake for 4 before falling asleep again.

I thought maybe he was colic but his sleep cycle during the day paints a different picture. He eats, sleeps, goes to the bathroom and repeats. If he does stay awake during the day he is usually calm and content, but for some reason being calm and content while awake at night seems to be the last thing he wants to do.

I'm running out of ideas and with me being sick, having a lack of sleep, trying to work, and my husband going to school, working, and having a lack of sleep, we are about at our wits end.

Ideas we've tried so far:
keeping him awake 6 hrs before bed time
putting rice cereal in his formula
bathing right before bed
switching off being up with him so we both get rest
not swaddling
I think there's more but I can't really think right now.

I'm open to any ideas anyone may have and if you know of someone else who may have an idea please tell them of this blog and ask them to share their ideas. Any idea will only help at this point.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Dude, just let him cry it out. It will suck pretty bad for the first few nights, but a nurse told me that no baby has ever died from crying. But plenty of babies have died from their mothers losing their minds, so it's really whats best for the baby. Just turn on your dryer or fans or get one of those white noise machines to play in the baby's room. After a few nights, he'll get into the rhythm. And you will stay sane.