This really is a last resort, and it is breaking my heart. Recently I moved him from our bed, to his crib. He had been napping in it for a few weeks, so he was used to it. I slept on the floor with him for the first 3 nights. The problem is him staying asleep. For example, tonight he woke up 40 min. after I put him down, and I rocked and sang him back to sleep. Then only 20 min. later, he woke up again. I haven't picked him up yet, and he has been crying for quite a while now. It is breaking my heart. I know he is not hungry, he has a clean diaper, he is not cold (maybe hot now from all that crying). I just don't know any other way for him to learn that night time is for sleeping, and I cannot be there every time he wakes him self up a little bit. I don't know what to do. Am I doing the right thing? Before I started him in his crib if he stirred I would just offer him the breast and he would lull back to sleep. Causing me serious hip pain, and never more than two hours of straight sleep at a time. What do I do? ADVICE? ANYTHING?!
one seriously sad Momma :(