Saturday, March 1, 2008

Will he EVER go to sleep?

As I sit up downstairs blogging, waiting for Marshy-marsh to go to sleep (or at least stop making funny noises) I wonder to myself: "Will he ever go to sleep?"

Lately, it seems as though he will never take a nap. He won't go to bed when it's bedtime. He won't sleep through the night. What am I to do?

Flash back to May 13, 2007. Marshy-marsh was almost 8 months old. We were up late. He didn't want to be rocked to sleep. He just wanted to play on the floor. I laid a blanket out, and let him "crawl" around. About 2 hours later, he fell asleep in his crib.



Flash forward to March 1, 2008. Marshy-marsh is 16 months old. It is 12:30 AM and I am still up with a grumpy child. Yes, he has had his medicine. Yes, he has his milk (in a sippy, because the bottles are in the dishwasher, but he drinks out of a sippy now finally). He also has 2 books: That's not my Monster and That's not my Dinosaur. He has his puppy. He has his blankie. So please tell me why he isn't sleeping?! Again, he won't let me rock him to sleep. But he doesn't want to be on the floor either.

Right now I am opting for the "leave the door partially closed and go downstairs and maybe he'll realize I'm not coming to get him out and he'll go to sleep" method my doctor swears by. It's hard. Usually we get him out. We are bad at sticking to a sleep plan.

I'm not really too irritated. I mean, it's only 12:30. I think the most irritating thing, besides the funny squeaks from his room, are the buzzing from the lights in the living room, and the noise the dishwasher makes. Ugh. Too much noise.

Well, hopefully he'll go to sleep soon. Until then, I think I'll pop a couple of Ibuprofen for the headache all the buzzing has caused and doze off in the rocking chair....Wish me luck!


Lola...again said...

He must be getting ready to make a leap in development! Maybe this week he'll start speaking in sentences.....or something....don't know! Dan wake up every hour last night!

Busty LaRue said...
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Busty LaRue said...

Ugh! I hate the no sleep/wake up every hour phase. Good luck to you!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

One thing I was very good and very strict about was sleep and potty training. I wouldn't have survived without being able to do these 2 things. Its hard. They have to cry a little and learn to put themselves to sleep. I started at 10 lbs. When they are 10 lbs. I figure they can go without a feeding and then it stretches out . . . a pacifier helps, too. I remember those days.