Monday, September 14, 2009

Sleeping a.k.a. Lack of Sleep

I never thought I would miss the days of nighttime feedings. The greatest part of nighttime feedings was that they would both fall back asleep as soon as I put them in the crib. I got up no more then 2 times at night for 20 - 25 minutes each time and it was a piece of cake. I didn't heat up their bottles because they liked cold bottles and I would change them, feed them a bottle and put them back to bed in 20 minutes, per baby. I had no clue how great I had it then.

Fast forward to now...

Aubrey is a great sleeper. You put her down and she falls asleep and she might wake up once at night for her pacifier. She will easily sleep for 11.5 - 12 hours if Anthony doesn't bother her.

Anthony is a different child. The boy started out as the baby who could put himself to sleep first and was so easy when I did nighttime feedings until he hit 4 - 5 months. Then he started to wake up and want to play. Now he wakes up for AT LEAST an hour. At first it was due to teething and in all fairness, he broke 4 teeth in two weeks. Then it was because he kept wetting through his nighttime diapers so I have tried many diapers and many sizes and now have one that works for the most part. But lately he just wakes up for no reason. He just lies awake in his crib babbling VERY LOUDLY and fussing. Normally I could rub his back and he would fall asleep but that does not help at all. If I am lucky I can rock him to sleep but he will wake up the minute I put him back in the crib. I think I may start letting him cry it out. I have tried to before but it will be over an hour later and he is still awake in his crib.

Everyone keeps telling me to be happy that I have one good sleeper and to be thankful for that. I am thankful but people tend to forget that before she started to sleep through the night I got up double the amount of times that person with one baby did so I need to catch up on some sleep. Plus my son is so loud that he will wake up his sister at least 1 - 2 times a week in the middle of the night and trying to get 2 babies back to sleep is no fun.

If you have any advice on how to get my beautiful, smart, funny and cuddly little boy to sleep through the night please share.

I have to show at least one photo of each of my gorgeous babies

Little Miss Aubrey with a clip in her hair...I am very excited :) Her hair is now starting to get long enough to put a side velcro clip. She still has baby fine hair so any other clip just falls out unless her hair is wet.

My Anthony trying to grab my iphone while I was taking the picture. He loves all electronics. Marc will have him on his lap while he is at the computer and Anthony's eyes start to glaze over right before he tries to pounce for the laptop. I think Marc is starting to look into what laptops are best for


Twincerely,Olga said...

your twins are soo precious!I am a new blogger and a twin Mommy so please stop by

Linda said...

We went through something very similar with Sal and his sleep habits. It got worse and worse to where he couldn't seem to get comfortable and go to sleep and constantly fussed till we came and ended up doing CIO with him. Sleep issues are the worst. Hang in there!