From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Coming to Terms October 6, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 3:10 pm

I feel like I can’t quite come to terms with the fact that Henry refuses to sleep through the night. I kept hoping that as he got older, it would just naturally come.. alas no. Now I’m convinced whoever he ends up partnering with as an adult will have to get up at midnight and 4am to make him a sandwich or something. The kid refuses to go back to sleep unless he nurses. I know what you’re thinking since I’ve thought it to. What if I just don’t feed him when he wakes up? Easier said than done. I decided at 4am that I was just going to let him cry it out since I had given him a good feeding around midnight. That little dude cried for an hour and a half and I’m the one who gave in and finally fed him at 5:30.  I tried rocking him, I tried going in every 10-15 minutes to comfort him but nothing was calming him. I really feel at the end of my rope with this. I see and hear of all these babies sleeping through the night and my almost 8 month old can’t go more than 6 hours (if we’re lucky). It’s usually 4-5 hours. He eats a full solid meal around 5-5:30 pm so he’s not starving. It’s driving me crazy!!!


I've just decided I don't need to sleep anymore. It's cool, Ginger and I are just going to hang out all night


2 Responses to “Coming to Terms”

  1. Whistlepea Says:

    Have you tried feeding him right before you go to bed to top him up? I did that with Kate when we were sleep training her and I think it helped. If he’s waking up at the exact same time every night it might just be habit and you could try going in twenty minutes or so before that time and just rousing him a little bit to reset his cycle.

  2. Kelly Says:

    Maybe the solid foods will help if he is actually hungry…
    He’s a growing boy! He’s got a long way to go to catch up to his dad!
    I wish you nothing but the best of luck with this. I hope you get some sleep soon.

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