I feel like an idiot over this whole sleeping thing with Matthew. I have always thought that he was a 6:00 AM riser – that that was just how he was. He has been creeping that time back (earlier and earlier) every day and a couple days ago, I said, “we just need to let him fuss and see if he resolves it himself.” I didn’t have the heart to do it – I mean – he got up at 6:15 yesterday and that was really good for him!
But this morning? He cried at 5:15. He stood up in his crib (never a good sign), and I said, “let’s just wait a second and see.” He was back down and asleep within a minute. A MINUTE. That goes to show you how quickly we were running to him when he woke up around 6:00. He then slept until 6:40. He woke up happy. Chipper. Elated! He spent the entire morning pleasant and cheerful, versus tired and cranky. He went down for his nap at 10:15 just perfectly – and slept for an hour and a half.
I’ve been letting this poor baby get up too early. SHAME ON ME! He didn’t want to be up that early any more than we did.
Major fail on our part – but oh well. It’s not the first… and it won’t be the last 😉
June 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm
I am pretty sure I am doing that with Avery too. I will get up with her at 6:15 but no earlier. If it is before that, she can cry or I will go in and give her her paci.
Glad he woke up happy!
June 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Oh I just wish we could get him to sleep until 7! My goal is 10 hours of sleep. He’s averaging 9.25 and that’s not enough. This is all my fault! I know better and I still was letting him get up too early… but not anymore.
June 17, 2012 at 6:07 am
Oh man. We are going through this now, except HGB won’t settle back down. He just screams like banshee until you go get him, then he is a ball of rage in bed when I am trying to feed him. Clearly something is off…can’t figure it out! Maybe I just need to be more vigilant on not going in there!
June 17, 2012 at 8:07 am
We went in at 6:10 today. He went to bed at 10:00 because we were out late (9:15 and then he fought it for 45 minutes). I knew at 6:10 that he needed more sleep, but he was up and that was just how it was going to be. He woke up at 4:15 and I let him cry – it took 5 minutes. It’s 8:08 now and I’m waiting for the melt down resulting from not enough sleep. UGH.
June 18, 2012 at 4:35 am
It’s so hard to know what to do sometimes. What time does he go to bed? Sofi is absolutely still a 12+ hour night sleeper (not that she always sleeps that long, but that’s definitely what she needs) and I have to be really good about getting her to bed early enough or she’ll pitch a fit. Last night she went down at 7:20 and we had to wake her at 7:30 this morning to get out of the house on time… could Matthew need to go to bed earlier?
P.S. and totally random: Do you always call him Matthew? Never Matt or Matty?
June 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
He goes to bed between 8 and 8:30. We have tried earlier but then he just gets up earlier. Also, B likes to spend some time with him after work so we haven’t tried a 7:30 bedtime recently because that would cut into his time with Matthew. With us doing bath time every single night, which starts at 7:45, B gets to spend about an hour with him playing (besides dinner time). I do wish he’d sleep 12 hours though!
June 21, 2012 at 4:47 am
I totally understand wanting to give B some time with him, too. I have the same problem with Stan and sometimes he just misses out (although luckily our routine has Stan taking Sofi to daycare each morning so they have that time). Ah, babies and their sleep…