Thursday, October 26, 2006

PLEASE HELP

For the last 2 weeks Rece has been waking up at 5:30 every morning. We have no idea what to do. We don't let him get up then, but we have tried letting him cry it out. Some days his crying is so severe that it just doesn't work, but then sometimes it does. We try going in there to soothe him. One of us goes in and calms him and puts him back in his crib and he at least calms down, but then sometimes he spends the next hour just talking. Why is he doing this? And how do I get him back on track? His naps are still usually good, but there have been some issues with those as well. This all started when he got his cold, but the cold is mostly over and we did go to the doctor to make sure it was just a cold. If anyone has read anything on this or dealt with it please I am open to just about any suggestion. He is teething, but he has never done this with teething before and it is so consistent that I would be surprised if it is teething. I am pretty sure he is sleep deprived and needs more sleep, but I can't seem to get him back on track. I am becoming very sleep deprived especially being pregnant. We need help.

Please remember that this means I will be up at 4:30 next Sunday morning thanks to the time change.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

does he take just one nap each day now or two still? can you keep him up a little later in the evening? is he cold? is he really wet? haleigh won't go back to sleep if she's cold or extremely wet.
gosh i don't know, we've been really lucky with haleigh and her sleeping. maybe just give him some books and see if he'll play quietly for a while.

holli said...

I'm actually going to think about this and return. If I haven't returned.. email me. Faith went through this exact same thing and it was lack of sleep - I'm just suffering from sleep deprivation and I can't think right now!!

Oh crap - I forgot about the time change. This is when we start getting up earlier?? I thought it was later. DARNIT!!

Beth said...

I would try putting him to bed eariler by like 15/20 minutes...getting that extra sleep in the evening may help get him back on track...that and I would also go in in the am and let him know it isn't time to get up...and calm him etc. then go back when it is time to get up. Even if he talks the whole time. Hopefully it is only a fluke...