I know exhaustion and lack of sleep come with being a parent. But, I sometimes feel I'm going crazy with sleep deprivation. My hubby and I were living with his folks whilst I was preg with our first. And when our baby was born everything was hunky dory when baby was on the hospital routine. The min we brought our baby home everything changed, his whole routine went out of whack, by, outside influences. Everytime baby kicked up a fuss or his mum tried putting baby to sleep, she'd come to me and tell me just to give him a little bit of (breast) milk to settle him, an it will be easier to put him to sleep. Yes, technically all of that was/is true, but the min we put him in bed he'd wake up and we'd have to rock him to sleep. I could never just put him in his bed whilst awake, pat him on his back, and voila his asleep. No, I'd breastfeed him, rock him and then hope pray for the best. His also never slept longer than 2hrs. And he'd always wake up, the min I put him down. Now, 8 months later, yes our baby is 8 months and we'v moved into out place 3 onths ago, I'm trying to teach him how to sleep on his own. But, its such a mission. He'll scream blue murder for sometimes up to 2hrs. I put him in his cot, pat him on his back while I shhhh him. When he gets really upset, I pick him up, hold him till his calm, then put him down, an on an on it goes till he eventually just passes out from exhaustion. But, CMommers I don't have 2hrs to kill evrytime just to put him to sleep, iv got things to do around the house. I'm a stay at home mom. So please help me! Iv tried everything for this poor boy.
on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:27 AM