Tuesday, December 11, 2007

help me... please!!!

so i need help!!! heres the deal. i need to get more sleep.i got up at 5:30 this morning. i am up with my little ones at LEAST 10 times a night! is that not ridiculous! i fed callie 4 stinkin times last night. i cant let either of them cry it out, they will wake each other up and more than likely addie will throw up. i dont want to bring callie in bed with me because we started to do that with addie and now she hates her bed. i am so desperate that i tried putting dimatap in addies milk at dinner. didnt work. i know i am horrible. also i am usually by myself at night, mark works nights,wed through sun. i just dont know what to do anymore. i am not looking for a pity party, just advise:D PLEASE help me!!!
We went to the temple lights last night and it poured. if you couldnt tell by my hair! i was soaked! addie loved it and could stay all night. we will have to go back!

6 comments:

Lexi said...

The picture is cute and I love your hair. Did you cut it? As for the sleeping thing, the babies still don't sleep through the night, but both Haylee and Trent were by 12 months. Addie is probably waking out of habit more than anything. Have you tried playing music every night? I know that helps the kids and then when they wake up, I turn it back on. I don't know about Callie because Laycee and Logan still wake up. About 6 months I think you can start to wean her at night. I have found that if I just put tending to them 5 minutes later, and then the next week, 10 minutes later, and then the next week 15 minutes, eventually they sleep longer. Hope this helps!

tatum said...

Cute family picture! You must of cut your hair?! It looks so CUTE! So....... I must admit I have the same problem but only with Chloe. Chloe really use to be a good sleeper then she hit 5 months. I don't know if she was begging me for solids to keep her belly fuller all night or she's teething. Or a combination of both. I really love that book...The Baby Whisper Solves All Your Babies Problems. The Whole book is on my blog, if you click on my title Currently Obsessed With. Callie might be ready for a little rice cereal before bed? A little tylenol to help with teething? Addie is probably waking up out of habbit. I am really interested in getting those natural sleeping pills from GNC my cousin talks about. We are in the same boat!

Jaemi said...

Not sure if this will help, but my daughter had the same problem.... she was born 10 pounds 2 ounces, yes, big baby. Well, she wouldn't sleep thru the night. I finally gave in and gave food during the day, if only rice or oatmeal, but something. She was about 3 months. But being so big and not sleeping at night, begging for food, I had to fill her tummy up to be able to get any sleep myself. That worked and she did well from then on. My son on the other hand slept all night since the day he was born. Sorry. No help there.

Lexi said...

Hey I thought of something else. I remember about 5-6 months the babies started in on bad nights again. On the twins board I get on, I suggested to the other moms to try the Hylands Teething Tablets (you can get them at walmart) and one mom said that it worked miracles for night time. But I think Addie is the bigger problem because she can get up on her own. So, some moms say a warm glass of milk helps

Amy Ulibarri said...

Oh, I wish I could help...really. Contessa slept through the night (seriously 12 hours!) starting at 6 weeks. Collin didn't sleep through the night until he was 16 months old. Cameron was 8 months old.

Actually, what helped with Cameron was putting him in a completely different room with the door closed. I was so exhuasted one night that I did NOT hear him cry (we were at my in-laws, and apparently he did!). The next night, I heard him fuss, but waited a few minutes and he fell back asleep. Occasionally he will wake up, but I can sometimes ignore him and he goes back to sleep. Other times, I get him out of bed and give him a few hugs with very little talking. I then give him a pacifier or sippy and he goes back to sleep.

ellee said...

Hi my name is Ellee Pettit (Lawlor).Mark is good friends with my brothers. We met at my brother Burton Lawlor Wedding. Our oldest babies were born on the same day, only mines a boy. I hope you don’t mind me looking at your blog. I went through the same thing with my two year old Merik, about 6 months ago. I found that sticking to a routine helps. We do the same thing every night. We did a bath, milk, brush teeth, and then prayer. It took about 2 weeks of this and he started sleeping through the night. If we go off of the routine a little bit it throws him off. Not sure what to say about the baby. My 9 month old changes every week. Cutting teeth just always make things hard. I know some people who swear by the book called "Baby Wise" they have a book for different ages. I never used it. but it's worth a try. My blog is private but I can add you just send me you email. ellee_pettit@yahoo.com.