Thursday, January 24, 2008

My just dezzzerts

I'm trying to be creative with my title, but I realize it will take some explaining.

Little Elvis does NOT like his naps. He fights them. It's truly a battle of wills, and on some days his will is a lot stronger than mine. (He has different stages of crying and when he brings out the blood-curdling, gut-wrenching one, well, I can't take it. I have to go hug my baby and try again at a later time.)

Not only does he fight his naps, he's been waking up in the middle of the night with an extremely wet diaper and then refusing to go back to sleep. It takes a good two hours to get him back down. I will sway with him and rock him and sing to him until he's just about asleep. Then when I start to put him back in his crib, he starts bawling. I made the mistake of looking at him while I covered him up the other night and that just gave him more incentive. I ended up rocking and swaying with him until my back hurt and then going into our room to turn off the monitor.

I was telling my mom about this yesterday and she snickered! She says she didn't, but she did. I don't think I fought sleep so much when I was Little Elvis' age, but apparently around age 3 or 4 I decided that I was a night owl. I would do whatever I could to squeeze a few extra minutes out of my parents.

I think she was also laughing because Little Elvis seems to be aware which cries will get me running to his rescue.

Either way, I guess his hatred of naps comes from me. And this current situation could possibly be payback for what I put my parents through.


Blogger Marla said...

Ahhhh! I thought the night time diaper waking problem was solved. Oh, my. Bummer!

I wish I had some great advice for you but I don't. Maizie never slept through the night. She stopped napping at less than a year old and it was so very very tiring. I will say though that even despite our very rough nights I miss it. I miss holding and rocking her and just seeing her chubby little baby cheeks.

If he lets you hold him and cuddle him when he wakes just enjoy every minute of it. Before you know it he will be sleeping all night!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

I am fighting that same thing my friend and it's maddening!! Thankfully Ben doesn't wake up much at night and if he does he's doesn't stay up, but I know full well how during the day it can be an exhausting process. AND my mom snickered, too when I told her about it!!! =P hehe. Okay, with the little temper I had growing up I guess she had a right. Hang in there, girlie.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

I told Bob that if I wrote that post about the size 4 diapers, Little Elvis would stop sleeping through the night. I hope the great headline was worth it....

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Can just offer hugs, i think its this age that changes perfectly good sleepers into nightmares. I can cope with multi wakings its the ones that last for hours that get me. Hope things get better soon

6:26 AM  

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