Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm burning Babywise

I'm usually not into book burning. But I've HAD it with my 3 month old.

Just ONE DAY after posting to my mom's board about how Babywise was the best sleeping method book ever published, and how it got both of my kids sleeping through the night at 3 months, Rachel decides she's HAD it with night sleeping. So she is now waking me up every 3 hours. She's tired, but wants some comfort, I guess, so she thinks of my boobs. Lovely. She's not really hungry. She'll nurse for less than 5 minutes then fall back asleep.

And since it takes me, a raging insomniac, about an hour to fall asleep after getting up for only a 5 minute cuddle session when I have to get up at 7am for Eric, I want to sell her to gypsies.

So now I have to swallow my pride and post to the list, hoping another mom has had a similar experience and can give me some advice.

And to think that an 8 hour night was once considered a BAD thing... DH and I yawned through our anniversary dinner last night, and almost fell asleep during the Harry Potter movie.

Oh, the things I never thought I'd do until I had kids... :-(


PG said...

No personal experience to offer, but when on another blog I was asking some women what they thought about the potential for breast-feeding (as opposed to pumping or using non-human milk) to establish inequities in parenting between mother and father, several of them said that it really wasn't as big a deal as I thought.

"I solved the sleeping problem by using one of those sidecar type sleepers instead of a crib–right next to my bed. That way, I could breastfeed without really waking up. (That wouldn’t work for everyone, but it did work for me. Not offered as a prescription; just more along the lines of 'do what works for you.')"

"(And I know not everyone can or wants to sleep with their kid in their bed, but it worked great for me. After the first month or two, I hardly woke up at all when I nursed him. I wasn’t sitting there resenting my husband for sleeping because I was sleeping, too.)"

Leigh Anne said...

Sleep, how I miss it. I'd just like to wake up in my own bed one day a week. Although that sounds scandalous, it's not. I end up sleeping in my 5 month old's room because of his multiple wake ups and I don't feel like trudging up and down the stairs.