Re: December Infants and Toddlers
posted at 12/10/2012 6:47 PM EST
Plus, poppy, if the baby is a foot away from you, then YOU wake up when he wakes vs him making his noisy infant noises and possibly settling himself back to sleep without waking you up because you are a room away. So that might be another reason to move him to his own room. You could also move him and if in one week if it doesn't matter and he's waking up every 2 hours still, you could move him back, he won't care, he's too young to care!
And is there any way your husband could get up with him once so you could get a longer period of sleep time? I liked the way Misslilly did it - I think she posted her hours in the twins post. Something like, Mom does the 8pm feed and then goes to bed and sleeps. Then Dad is on duty until midnight (which means he'd do a 10pm and 12midnight feed) then he goes to sleep and Mom does the 2 and 4pm feedings, but at least you've been asleep from 8:30/9pm to 2, which is 5 hours of sleep, uninterrupted. And Dad sleeps from 12:30/1am to 6 or 7 am.....
For that to work, though, I think you'd have to have DS in another room or your husband would end up waking you up getting and feeding the baby.
I don't know you all cope, but I'm sure you just keep repeating "he WILL sleep longer stretches soon, he WILL sleep longer stretches soon, this doesn't last forever" - perhaps you should post this on your mirror in your bedroom, to remind you when it doesn't seem like it will ever happen!?
And can your husband be the "husband who wakes up early on Sunday with kids and lets wife sleep until she wakes up naturally" kind of husband? And perhaps you do that on Saturday for him, because I bet you are both sleep deprived...