Showing posts with label CIO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CIO. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 our day

Last night I had 1 stretch of a 2 hour sleep so together I guess that adds up to the whole 12.12.12 day ha!

We had a horrible night!!!!
We tried the CIO method again and I did not feel good about it today at all!

Even baby K ended sleeping a 4 hour nap at daycare because he was exhausted!

I decided to scrap that method for now. I can't do it. My little one looking at me soo sad and today I was soo tired and our whole family was soo miserable.

So tonight I went with our other approach for now. We'll figure the rest out somehow.

Bath, book, cuddles and sleep.

Much calmer evening here. Just love cuddling my little boy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sleep training ups and downs

I was never one that thought I would do the CIO (cry it out method) I was totally against it the first year. I hear many moms that have done it and it has worked and also many that haven't and their kids sleep just fine.

My little one was never the good sleeper. From birth he would nurse every 2-4 hours and 1-2 during growth spurts. His sleep I would say is getting worse not better these days.

So we decided to finally try the CIO method. It was going sorta fine the first couple days. My husband started it and seems it works a little better with him than with me.

However, I noticed the past couple days a very needy baby. This was something I was afraid of when it came to CIO. Not all kids are the same. For the most part little K is pretty independent and not one to cry when I leave the room... But the past couple days he has been. He is afraid that we are leaving him... Exactly what I was afraid of! Who could blame him!

Last night when I placed him in his crib he would turn around quick to see if I was there. I would pat him, he would fall asleep and as soon as I started walking away he would wake up and freak!!! He was up until 130am doing this last night ;(

I have no problem with co-sleeping I always bring him in bed after the first stretches of sleep in his crib. But baby boy is desperate for comfort that he has been using me for comfort pulling my hair, getting up to snuggle closer wanting to nurse often... he keeps me awake!

;( I'm lost and don't know what to do now. Moms! What do I do! I'll continue a method a fellow twitter mom sent me and I'll see how it goes this week.

I'm exhausted and just want this cute little boy to sleeeeep!!