Sleep Deprivation is a Crazy Thing + Suggestions Welcomed
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This is a picture of Ronin's nursery without his crib. Why is the crib not in there? Well because I am sleep deprived and being sleep deprived makes you do crazy things like move your baby's crib into our room in hopes that it would "trick" him to sleep. It made perfect sense when I came up with the plan during a half awake 4am feeding. Nope it did not trick him. Sleep deprivation also makes you do things like eat a bowl of applesauce with flax seeds, coco powder, shredded coconut and a big spoonful of sunflower seed butter at 2 in the morning. It always sounds good when I am making it and then I have applesauce bowl of everything regret in the morning. Anywhoo...
Ronin, who is now 6 months old does NOT sleep. Well more like he stopped sleeping since he was 2 months old. I know I jinxed myself when I announced, "HOORAY my baby sleeps through the night like a champ, I am SOOO lucky!" He now wakes up every hour or so, I nurse him and then he goes back to bed...with me. If I try to put him somewhere else, like his crib he screams some more. He has ninja like baby sleep reflexes. Does it sound like I have no idea what I am doing? Well that is because I don't. I actually have no freakin clue how to get my baby to sleep and stay asleep.
Starting tonight I am officially putting Ronin's crib back in his room. Well actually my husband is taking it down (with all the bajillion parts it has) and moving it back AGAIN (yes I am a pain in the ass). My hope is that by the end of today I will know what to do.
I have read online all about the Ferber and Baby Wise methods but I want to hear from someone who has actually used something like that and was successful all while keeping a happy baby.
So if you have any tips or suggestions or want to share something that has worked for YOU I would love to hear!
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