November 24, 2008

crying it out

I hate dealing with a crying baby. You know, Alex was SOOO good for the first like... 5 weeks. Then I think he realized how much I loved him, and he realized his love for his mama and well... now he's a spoiled brat LOL

No, really, he's just a baby who wants to be cuddled (all the time) and I mean, I can't blame him for that. However, a super cuddly baby equals a super exhausted mommy and I just can't get anything done anymore!

You see, I've gotten him used to being with me all the time. And as much as I love him, I have two other kids, a husband and a self to take care of too! So I have to do something. I think it was about this age that I had to let Marah cry it out too. She took to it like a pro, only going through about 2 days of really screaming before she figured it out and was able to fall asleep on her own. Somehow I don't think it will be as easy with Alex, but maybe he'll surprise me.

Basically he has grown accustomed to sleeping on me, even at night. I can really only get him to sleep in his bed at the start of the night (only after falling asleep while nursing) and when he wakes up in the middle of the night to be fed he will not let me lay him back down. He instantly wakes up and starts fussing. So I just have taken the easy route of the moment and held him on my chest where he falls asleep almost right away. I also will sometimes lay on my side and feed him which lets me half sleep and then he goes to sleep that way. Basically let's just say I have become a human pacifier.

Bored yet? LOL sorry, but I want to document this. If you don't want to read it I won't be offended ;)

I don't know if I'm quite ready to start, but I'm thinking about it.

I'll post pictures of the sweet boy in the morning. I'm too tired to deal with it right now.


  1. i did that. let them cry. broke my heart, but like marah, it only took a couple days. since then, i have been the proud owner of two of the best go to bed/sleepers in the world. lol. of course, i made sure there was some sort of routine set up. to let them know it was bedtime. i'd feed them, rock or pat them, the fisherprice aquarium music was ben's favorite (up till he was like, two!), blankie, whatever... and then i'd leave the room. routines would change according to their growing needs, but the base was there.
    good luck!

  2. It's the hardest thing to do, but it has to be done. In the end, it's really the best thing you could do for him, too.

  3. Clayton NEVER cried. Best baby on earth. Jacqui NEVER stopped crying and screaming! It's just the way of the world!

  4. Not bored, I feel ya. Eden does a pretty good job sleeping as long as she is in her vibrating chair. During the day though she wants her mama. How's your back doing? I think I may be permanently hunched over. LOL!


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