Go to sleep...Go to sleep...

Thomas used to be a GREAT sleeper.
I would put him in bed at 9:30, we would say a prayer, read a couple of books, I would kiss him good night, he would wave bye bye, I would close the door and he would sleep until 9:30 - 10:00 the next day.

Lately he's been horrible. He won't even lay down when we put him in the crib, he'll stand and try to get out. He'll cry and cry and cry and call for us, and cough (fake cough). Singing, reading, night lights, stuffed animals - nothing that used to soothe and comfort him works.

I let him cry it out in hopes he will stop. But he doesn't.
I get him out and bring him to bed with me in hopes he will fall asleep. But he doesn't.
I'll put on a movie in hopes he'll calm down and sleep. But he doesn't.

When he finally does fall asleep, he wakes up at around 4:30 - 5ish. Then I can't fall back asleep.

I don't know what's going on. I don't know what else to do.
I know that there is something wrong, I know that something is off - my motherly instincts tell so - but I can't figure it out.
I wish he could tell me.

5 comentários:

Paty disse...

Totally understand you. I hope my girls learn to communicate better soon because it will just make it soooo much easier to know what they want.

Aubrey was crying when I put her to bed tonight and I could not get her to tell me what else she needed, she had already requested her oso, bebe, ba, pato, etc, etc, etc. she had a ton of stuff in her crib but I guess there was something else she wanted and didn't know how to tell me. It was so frustrating that I just gave up and closed the door. She kept crying for only a minute or so and then finally calmed down.

Good luck with Thomas, hope his sleeping routine gets better.

Megan disse...

I'm not sure how old Thomas is...but is it possible that he could be teething? Or maybe in the middle of a growth spurt? Is he napping during the day? Sometimes when a child is over tired at bedtime they have a hard time calming down. We go through phases like this with Aubrey all the time. She will be a great sleeper for months, and then all of a sudden everything changes. It is incredibly frustrating!

The Marshalls disse...

Eu nao tenho nenhum advice por que eu nunca passei por essa situacao. So passei pra desejar boa sorte, espero que seja so uma fasezinha q vai passar ja ja. E se precisar de alguem pra brincar com o Thomas enquanto vc tira uma sonequinha eh so chamar :)

Allyssa disse...

Chloe has been doing the same kind of thing!! She would sleep pretty well through the night but now she will go to sleep, and wake up at 11ish and want to play until 3 in the morning! If you figure something out...let us know :o) I will do the same..

Aline Carson disse...

Acho que é só uma fase Anna, depois passa! Vc já tentou comprar um daqueles negócios de colocar no berço que fica tocando musiquinha e tem luzinha, com os bichinhos e tal? O Eric tinha o waterfall one do Rainforest e ajudava a distrair ele por um tempinho pra pelo menos ele ficar deitado pra eu conseguir sair do quarto. Depois que ele melhorou a Jasmine comecou a ter problemas e eu coloquei esse negocio no berco dela, agora eu nao posso mais tirar pq ela nao dorme sem o negocio e as vezes eu ouco no meio da noite pq ela acorda e liga pra voltar a dormir. As vezes no matter what we try, nao da certo mesmo, e vc disse que os molares estao nascendo, deve ser por isso, deve estar incomodando mto.