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01 October 2006 @ 08:35 pm
sleep  
i know this is the dreaded issue and I just don't know what to do about it..if we're doing the right thing..if we should try something new..i just need advice I guess,


My twins are 6 months old. One sleeps pretty well- she is down to one feeding a night- but sometimes we get her up with her brother to try and maintain some semblance of a schedule. My problem sleeper is my son. First of all he is a very light sleeper and tends to startle easy (even when awake). Anyway- they typically go to bed at 6:30. For a while they would both sleep until 11pm ish. Now after a recent growth spurt he wakes up a lot earlier. Sometimes at 9 which means he's up 3-4x a night.

Right now he eats at:

6:30
9ish
1ish*
5 ish*

*in order to stretch him that long we have to get up a few times to soothe/ replace paci's etc.

Now I've tried to et him CIO however he tends to get hysterical so we usually stop when he gets to that point. am I giving up too easily? When he gets up to eat he eats a solid 6 oz usually so is he still hungry? 

I had hoped by now maybe we would be down to one night feeding. was I delusional? I am so tired. I just want to sleep. This sounds horrible but I have my first overnight business trip this week and I am so excited to sleep in a hotel room its sad.


 
 
 
Cowgirl Lady Workerphenway on October 2nd, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
does he eat that much at every overnight feed?
jrsy_girljrsy_girl on October 2nd, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
yup, he's quite the chunker. and let me tell you when he gets the bottle you would think that we were starving him and he hadn't eaten for days. He attacks it. Its one of the reasons i'm reluctant to let him CIO for an extended period because I truly believe he is hungry.