Wednesday, September 12, 2012

life (layhf) | crying it out

Crying it out is a form of training that some parents decide to use when they want to teach their children to sleep on their own. For me, it's been my way of coping these last few weeks. The lack of sleep has REALLY affected me lately and sometimes it feels like I'm the only one whose baby is waking up every hour. To make things worse, just when I think my darling little boy is improving on sleep, it goes back to hourly wakings. It's also not reassuring when I get emails in my inbox that say, "Your baby is 7 weeks old today and you should be getting a longer stretch of sleep (5 - 6 hours)."

Needless to say the last couple of weeks have had its ups and its downs...and I have had many days where I just feel defeated - questioning what I'm doing wrong that my baby isn't progressing with sleep.  The silver lining to it all though (as Matt so kindly reminds me frequently when I have my meltdowns) is that we have an amazing little boy who is healthy and gaining weight. I have to remind myself of that everyday and just when I think I've hit my low, I need to remember that things could be worse.  So please be patient with me as I try to ramp up the chance to blog again.  I miss it dearly, but I'm trying to get some sleep when Liam will let me.


JanM ♥ said...

Oh nooo! I hope it gets better soon!

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Anonymous said...

Hang in there. It WILL get better!

Mariana Ross said...

I know how you feel. You are doing a great job. He is beautiful and perfect. It gets better and more fun. The challenges will change but will never go away; just keep doing what you're doing. Hugs from Seattle.

Sabrina said...

Oh T :( Hang in there.... I am in the same boat as you.

my advice..... sleep as much as you can. But also maybe give yourself a few hours away (I know it will be hard, but Matt can handle the baby) for yourself... like go get a haircut or have your nails done. Something that will help you relax a bit. trying to relax a bit helps so much with sleep depervation.

1smileygirl said...

I've been in your shoes (mom of two boys) and I know what it's like. Your husband is right by what he tells you. As my husband likes to remind me all the time, they are only this small and before you know it, they won't wants anymore. Hang in there. Oh and keep in mind, once you think he's gotten a routine down, they always like to change things up and keep us on our toes.

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Thinking of you. . . it will get better! Every baby is different so hang in there. Looking forward to Friday!