The very looooooong night

24 Dec

It’s 3:46am. Sigh. I’ve been awake about 10 times already tonight. I’m gonna be so sleepy tomorrow….

It’s the second night Daniel has been in his cot/crib, rather then the bassinet. I put it off as long as I could, but he’s getting way too big for the bassinet so I didn’t really have a choice. The problem isn’t even that he doesn’t like the cot. He doesn’t care, he likes his cot.

The problem is the rolling. The bassinet is too small for him to roll all the way over in, so he’d just roll to his side and go to sleep. He’s not one for sleeping on his back.

But the cot is much bigger. There’s plenty of rolling room. And roll he does. Not just to his side, but all the way over. And then he cries. He’ll sleep on his tummy, but then after his 40 minute sleep cycle he wakes up and freaks out because he’s on his tummy. Sigh.

I roll him over. He rolls back. Excuse me baby, but if you don’t want to be on your tummy, then WhyDo you roll there? He can roll back, he just doesn’t roll from front to back very often.

I remember when Hannah was a baby, although a bit older then Daniel, she did the exact same thing. It took about 2 weeks for her to be ok with waking up on her stomach and in the mean time, she’d wake up like a million times a night. Fine, that’s an exaggeration, but it sure felt that way. I nearly lost my mind. One of those nights I sat in her room so tired and frustrated that I was crying my eyes out. And I am Not a crier.

After that, she slept on her tummy all the time.

It’s going to be a long couple of weeks… But, we are deliberately making the switch now since Aaron is home for the next week. He is sleeping on the couch so the baby monitor and me getting up all night don’t wake him up, then he’ll be nice and rested so he can take the kids while I nap during the day. Oh yeah, we were prepared this time.

6 Responses to “The very looooooong night”

  1. RK December 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    I just found your blog and like it a lot! It is SO hard with a new baby. The sleeplessness… overwhelming sometimes! Hang in there, seems like you have a good game plan.

  2. Jamie Anne Richardson December 31, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    I have soooo been there. My kids are now 3, 5, and 7. That baby stage is tough! It does pass though…. eventually.

    Just found your blog, but I’ll be back!

  3. mashasinfield January 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    i think baby buntings has something to help with the rolling. it makes them stay on there back ! believe. good luck totally know how that feels. moved my baby at 4 months into the cot.

  4. Naturally Attached January 6, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    and then comes pulling himself up and not being able to get back down. 🙂

    Ohhh Mommyhood! 😉 It shall all pass but only for something new to arise soon after!

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