I have a confession to make: E is a terrible sleeper and it’s probably my fault. I think I’ve said it before but it’s true. One night when I was putting him back to bed at 2:00 a.m., I realized just how bad it’s going to be for my sleep (and sanity) when I have two of them demanding my time between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Not to mention the fact that E wasn’t necessarily getting good sleep (see the chart below).
I called waaay back in January but weren’t able to get in till March. She asked us to keep a sleep journal for two weeks, where we documented his bedtime, which at the time was about 9:45 (not asleep till almost 10:15), his night wakings, wake up times and nap times. We learned a lot just by doing this.
Within a week, E was only whining for about a minute and then sound asleep. I can’t tell you how good that feels. We’ve also moved up his bedtime, which has been great.
I’m feeling much more ready to welcome Baby Nuunie to the house knowing that hopefully I’ll only be getting up to take care of one kid and hopefully we’ll be better educated to get Baby Nuunie started off on the right sleep track.
If you’re battling sleep issues, I want you to know there is hope. 🙂 St. Luke’s Sleep website has all kinds of useful links. Check them out.
What challenges have you had to or need to overcome with your tot?