Remember those perfect little angels we had that slept through the night oh so nicely? Well if you find them please let me know because they don't live here anymore. For the 3rd night in a row I have been awake since 3 a.m.
Why oh why did I make these changes? Well, I visited the September Mommy boards and people were talking about getting rid of the swaddling blankets and sleeping wedges. So, since all the cool Moms were doing it, I did it too. The first night without the swaddlers, aka straight jackets went well. But it has been downhill since. And then silly me decided to take away the sleeping wedges/sleep positioners. BIG MISTAKE! That didn't fly.
So tonight the wedges are coming back. They need them to feel secure because otherwise if I lay them down in the crib with nothing they won't stay asleep and move all over the place.
These two items were our lifesavers the first few months and it is NO fun getting rid of them. Oh how I wish they could stick around, but we have come this far so the blankets are staying away. They will just have to continue to wake themselves up by smacking themselves in the face because well, ummmm some smart somebody somewhere said 4 months is the right time to let them smack themselves in the head and to roll all around the crib and wake themselves up. Grrrrrrr.
So the third problem I think we are having is cereal too late at night. I love love feeding my babies so when I get home from work I like to feed them, but when I do they are full and not eating their night night big bottles. They are only taking 6 oz. at bedtime where before they were getting 8 -10 oz. That may seem good, but not when we are now adding in a 3:30 a.m. feeding. So, today is cereal in the late morning only and on days I work I will just have to miss out on it. Soon enough they will be able to eat it in the evening, but I have a feeling it has something to do with the middle of the night feedings. But who knows, maybe those evil straight jacket blankets are to blame for everything.
I am so very thankful I am off today. I will try to sneak in a nap today since I am working Thursday and Friday. If the rain cooperates, we will take a walk down to Starbucks today.
Please give me your thoughts because obviously I am clueless, horrible Mother whom is now completely sleep deprived and lost at what to do next.
3 days ago