Thursday, June 24, 2010


It isn't that he doesn't sleep. He does. He will sometimes take a nice long nap during the day, and he does sleep at night...but he's been waking up...a lot. It also takes a long time to get him to actually go to sleep. Sometimes about an hour, last night it took 2 hours. Even for his naps. Even when he is so tired he is about to fall over.
It is so weird.

I have no idea why this is happening. A phase maybe?

It is a little frustrating. I feel like nothing I do can make him calm and happy and go to sleep. It makes my heart a little sad.
Poor little guy. I just don't know what's going on. I wish he could tell me.

It took me almost 2 hours but I finally got him down for his nap. If he sleeps for at least 45 minutes without waking up, I'll be happy.

I just really need to figure this sleep thing out. It is not easy.


Martha Susan Parham Dambrell said...

According to my "Spock", Around nine months,babies develop an intellectual breakthrough called "object permanence." This is when they realize that just because something isn't in their sight, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So, when they wake up, they know you are somewhere near, and want your company. Sometimes you can just pat their tummy or back and say "Go to sleep." Some times you need to pick them up and reassure them that you are there and everything is OK. He says it is good for a baby to practice getting back to sleep on his own, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing - just tiring for Mom! Just a personal reflection: I mentioned to you before that Drew resisted sleeping pretty much through the infant and toddler stages, so there is a chance that Patrick just may not need as much sleep as he gets older! At any rate, it does regulate, just maybe not quite as you would like it. Welcome to parenthood. :-)

Sandi said...

Oh the sleepless nights. But at least he's super cute. That makes up for it...somewhat =P