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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:14 pm 
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This week I had the best night of sleep since Scarlett was born... 5 hours in a call room at the hospital, while she was home sleeping with my partner. Oh well, I'll take it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:39 pm 
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yay mooo! gotta take it where you can. My mom's coming to stay with us sometime in May and I'm seriously considering shelling out $ for a hotel room one night so I can sleep (if I make it to May that is!)


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:55 am 
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hey Ariann, just a thought - for us with D, she didn't want or need soothing activities before bedtime. In fact, the best way to put her to bed always turned out to be after a lot of play, romping and excitement. I've never been sure how she's able to go from screeching, laughing and being tossed in the air to mellow and sleepy once she hit the crib, but that's just how it worked with her. Maybe have Malka run laps around the house haha.

Before I started standardising bedtimes with my kids, that's how I knew it was time to put Beetroot to bed. He would start running laps around the living room like crazy!!

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Uh after never really co-sleeping with us as an infant and over a year in her own room now, D has been coming into our room at 5am saying "Mama I want to share your bed with you". There is really no room and I think it really just means she woke up and is having trouble getting back to sleep so she'd like to come chat with me and I just can't. I feel terrible, and she is very sweet, but after she's already woken me up TWICE to go pee - because she is not into going by herself at night - I just can't deal. The last 2 days I let her come up and snuggle but it is ridiculously crowded, she's almost elbowing Sierra in the head and I sure as shiitake can't sleep like this. Aaaagh. I've tried to gently explain that when she was baby she slept near us but now it is Baby Sierra's turn, so she says we need a bigger bed. I tried telling her we don't have $ for a bigger bed but she doesn't really get $ and told me SHE has $ for it haha. I'm sure this is just a phase but it's not really a phase I can deal with right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Oyoyoy, Audrey.

On my end, it was nice to only spend 40 minutes (of tears and anguish) getting the kid to sleep last night. I put her in my bed which she much prefers and which she can't reasonably escape from, making the whole thing much easier. Also, it was nice to cuddle with her since we had the whole bed to ourselves and when she had pushed me too far to one side I could just switch sides on her.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:34 pm 
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I'm sorry Audrey, that sounds so tough.

We don't do a wind down either. We've been playing peekaboo/make the bed and fluffing the sheets over her head as she shrieks in joy and falls over.

I don't think I ever appreciated sleep as much as I do now.

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Audrey wrote:
I tried telling her we don't have $ for a bigger bed but she doesn't really get $ and told me SHE has $ for it haha.

Heh, Raygold and Beetroot do that, too. Beetroot was going to take us on vacation and the other day, Raygold was going to buy me...something, but I don't remember what. Groceries, probably. He is always telling us we have to go buy oranges.

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:00 pm 
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My mom was putting grey to bed tonight, he started coughing (he had a cold last week and has a lingering cough) and then he threw up. All over the bed, my mom, and both his bunnies. He loves those damn bunnies and I am pretty surprised he went to bed without them, I thought for sure he was going to be up for two more hours while they washed and dried. My mo said when she went to out him back to bed he kept chatting, so she pretended to sleep and he kept poking her eye and saying, "eye, eye". Man, I love that kid.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Leela was so tired she refused to go to sleep. It was not fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Lb, I love those moments! F always seems to think of something to say during that twilight time.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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refinnej wrote:
Lb, I love those moments! F always seems to think of something to say during that twilight time.

Raygold's new thing when he is going to bed or wakes up in the middle of the night full of woe (Raygold is good at being full of woe) is to say that Beet stole all his ideas. He's said it 2 or 3 nights in a row. Mr Crabby is all, "Raygold, you have such existential problems for a 2 year old." He's right. All Raygold's problems are weird like that. ;D

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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830-600. Oh my god! Please, let this become a trend.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Whoa!! That's incredible, refinnej!


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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So the whole weaning from the swaddle was totally not working - then we had two most miserable days of basically no naps and no sleeping while he was partially swaddled - and finally last night we put him down without a swaddle and he slept from 9:30 to 6:30!!! I fed him and just laid him back in his crib and haven't heard a peep in an hour. Are we weaned!?!!?!!!?! (Of course I have $50 of a swaddle "transitioner" called the zipadeezip winging its way to me as I type this).


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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refinnej wrote:
830-600. Oh my god! Please, let this become a trend.


Congratulations! I hope for both of you this becomes the new normal.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:47 pm 
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awesome, refinnej!


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Yay! I hope that becomes more of the norm.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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We're having a fellow toddler houseguest for a few days and traveling after that, so I think the sleep shifting is going to have to wait. Feh. So far this month V has had a little cold and been adjusting to deployment, so I don't want to introduce any changes right now.

But after some crummy nights of sleep possibly due to deployment or the cold, she has slept through the night very well two nights in a row (from 7-8pm until after 5am two nights ago, and 4:30am last night)...


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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So we were sleeping poorly and I ordered a zipadeezip. Immediately sleep improved to the point of miracle sleep through the night and napping without a problem...I was able to cancel the zipadeezip. I was bit premature in that it seems. EVERY HOUR he was up last night. I reordered that darn zippie this morning but now It will be another 7-10 business days before I get it and by that time I am sure we really will have transitioned from the swaddle. And my coffeepot doesn't work. This should probably have gone in the ventilation thread.

I hope F and Vi slept well last night!


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Back to reality here, but filled with hope I suppose. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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oh man, refinnej that sounded like one awesome night, and I so hope you get some more!!

annasrobbie, we had a helluva time weaning off the swaddle too. What we do nowadays is still put Sierra in the swaddle blanket when it's time to sleep but we don't velcro it.. it sounds silly but the blanket became this symbol of sleepytime for her, so we were at a loss. What happens now is she is wrapped a little bit in the blanket but not velcro-ed shut, drinks her bottle (for naptime while I'm at work) or nurses (at night with me) and then when she falls asleep, Papa carries her to the crib and makes sure her arms are out completely and covers her with another blanket. This way, she still has use of her arms for rolling over (and hopefully for self-soothing someday!) but she isn't flailing all around and raking my face while I'm nursing her. Her feet remain in the sack, but I figure that's just the same as if she was in one of those sleepsack things anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:38 pm 
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YOU GUYS. I got Peter to nap today! In his own bed and not the car! At a normal nap time! For THREE HOURS! For the first time in over two months! I really hope this wasn't a one-off, because it was AWESOME.

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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OMG, hooray!!! I hope this isn't a sign the apocalypse is approaching. Increased solar flares, tsunamis, Poopiebaby sleeping in his bed for 3 hours... ;D

P.S. What did you do by yourself for 3 whole hours?!!

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Woot! Go Peter!

Getting better here most nights. Lots of noise making/fussing but one good chunk of 3 hours or so most nights so hoping I can stay sane and just be normal parent-tired. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet dreams (advice/questions about kid sleep)
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Thank y'all! I was pretty excited.

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P.S. What did you do by yourself for 3 whole hours?!!


Unfortunately, I had a big order for yesterday, so I spent the whole time on my feet in the kitchen working. But I was able to work uninterrupted, which was amazing!

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