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19 June 2006 @ 09:17 am
sleep? whats that??  
Calvin (now, nearly 2) is back to waking during the night. (pretty much like my last post before marlespo's). he is waking around 1.30am until past 3am (close to 4am most nights). its been an every night thing now for almost a week again, before then it was every few nights and in the past 6 months, he's went thru stages when he's woke a lot, not woke at all. but now, he's louder than he in previous wakings. shouting out, hitting the walls, kicking his cot, talking very loudly (wakes us right us and its no wonder our neighbour hates us.)

he still has one nap around 11am for about 1.5 hours. i am going to trim that back down to an hour. he still needs that nap (ok, I DO!) so im not dropping it until he does and his bedtime is usually between 7pm-7.15pm (but he takes about 45+ minutes to settle as he will babble himself to sleep most nights)

short of sedating (myself), i dont know how im going to get thru this. strange enough, Calvin seems well-rested in the morning. i dont really want to put him to bed later than 8pm as i do value some off-duty time (well, you know what i mean.). (in the past when we put him to bed later, it made no difference.)

at my wits end, nearly. but i have coffee....
any advice, anything! please!!!

K: Jack Dreamydragonankh on June 19th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
i have no idea!! but i will say, im starting to manipulate (for lack of a better word) when jack sleeps. i notice he catnaps during the day and sleeps long periods at night.. then i started letting him nap for a few hours during the day. needless to say, i had major lack of sleep last night.

wish i could be more help!
*trish*: calvin - pigfacelunarx on June 20th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
:grins: i know its a stage and it will pass. but sometimes, in the middle of the night, its hard to think that!!
i am letting C nap less during the day and hoping that will help him at night, but in the past, it made no difference! :o
(Anonymous) on June 19th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hiya Sweet :)

This is about the age that night terrors can kick in...is he waking up as if scared, or is he just waking up and then playing and talking? Rest assured that regardless of which it is, it WILL die down! All kids almost, go through these spouts of insomnia....just like adults do. It's normal :Wink: Just the other night, Kurt layed in bed unable to go back to sleep after waking up, and he stayed awake for three hours. Do you play music for him while he is sleeping? Nice celtic sounding lullabies may help if you aren't already trying them. Now, David sleeps with us, so I never much had this problem, but I know for the kids that wake up at my center, we usually settle down next to their crib for a time and just rub their heads until they fall back asleep. Good luck dear...stay focused...it will get easier.
Ariannasagepaganrose on June 19th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
opps, that be me :wink:
*trish*: calvin - outside wet smileylunarx on June 22nd, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)

heya jenny:)

he's not scared when he wakes up, just awake:) two nights ago he slept without loud waking, last night, he woke up, just wasnt too loud. we dont play any music for him when he sleeps, (never have). when he was younger he would easily be comforted back into sleeping, now, its not as easy! i just have to remind myself he's changing and growing and it could just be how he is dealing with it (i dont know!) adjusting his nap time isnt seeming to make a difference again. :I mehh!!

thanks jenny:) xx