Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sleep Battles

Eamon will not sleep during the day and going down at night is a huge battle. We don't know what's going on. My guess is that he's becoming more mobile and can't relax because he just wants to be on the move. Yesterday in San Marcos he went from a sitting position to being on his hands and belly without any assistance. It was hard work getting that one leg out from under himself, but he did it! It was exciting. I was beaming with pride, which seems funny. In any case, maybe this is what's causing him to not be able to relax and sleep? I don't get the sense that it's teething, but then again, perhaps those upper teeth are starting to make their way down.

Yesterday, out of twelve hours, he slept about 30 minutes in the car on the way to SM and about 25 minutes on the way home. We'd tried to put him down for a morning nap here at home, but gave up after an hour and a half of him staying awake and us going in to rock him over and over. He was clearly exhausted, but going in his crib is like playtime to him now. It's a master class in how not to fall asleep. He's learned to turn himself around and can move from one end of the crib to the other. By 6:00 last night, he was beyond tired, as we'd expected. I took him back to his room to nurse him and put him down (he'd already eaten and been bathed). I was sure he'd crash immediately. Nope! It was almost 8:00 by the time we got him down. It was stressful and frustrating, more so because we have guests. I thought for sure he would sleep all night or at least sleep a little later in the morning, but he woke up at 2:30 (soaked) and then was up for the day at 6:00. TJ put him down for a nap at 8:00 this morning, and while he did go to sleep, he only slept for thirty minutes. WTF???? He has to be massively overtired at this point. We'll see how the rest of today goes . . .

2 comments:

Amber said...

It was at eight months with Davis (my first) that I decided I had to try CIO because the sleep kept getting worse and worse. Before that we were co-sleeping. It was a last resort, and hard, but over in three days and I had a perfect sleeper. I hope sleep gets better for you. That was the hardest part of having an infant for me. I feel your pain.

hm said...

Thanks, Amber . . .