Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pay Back Time

Tuesday was my first day back to work full time. It didn't seem too bad because Dan was home with Camden all day. When I came home from work that night I found Camden tucked away in pleasant dreams. I missed him that day so I had to sneak in and take a picture of how cute he was. Little did I know I would be spending plenty of time with him in the next few hours.
He decided he did not want to be asleep and woke us up at 1230(midnight). After letting him cry it out for a LONG WHILE(I won't disclose the amount of time because you will find it neglectful), we tried rocking, eating, singing, playing, changing diapers, and laying down with him. Nothing seemed to work. He was awake until we dropped him off at Tiffani's around 6am. Needless to say Dan and I went to work exhausted and feeling like crap! I don't know how you working moms do this, because I am not cut out for it.

I'm not really sure what has made his sleeping patterns change so much in the last little while. He is almost 15 months, you think he would be able to sleep through the night. I guess he tricked us when he started sleeping really well at just 2 months old, now it is pay back time!

I am in desperate need of all and any suggestions on what to do for him and for a better nights sleep.

4 comments:

Amy C said...

Oooh! I'm sorry, that sounds awful. When Justin was a baby I remember taking him on a car ride or two in the middle of the night, but that was when he was really small. It sounds like you've tried everything else I would have thought of! Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

Ain't no shame in some chemical help...

CANADIAN AMERICAN FAMILY said...

I LOVE that picture...adorable..however, not so adorable when he's up all night!!!! Sorry!

Heather said...

I still am all about the cry it out method. 3 or 4 days of hell is worth it in the long run and he will learn to put himself back to sleep on his own. Don't worry, letting your kid cry isn't neglectful, you have to teach him how to sleep. You are the parent and you know best! Keep your chin up, it is so hard when you are so tired! Good luck! Love you!