At 245 am last night, my child woke up.
He doesn’t want to talk, he doesn’t want to play.
He wants to eat.
If you don’t feed him IMMEDIATELY, he will make the sign for eat. He will point to a bottle grunting. He.will.get.his.milk.
I’m kinda annoyed.
I mean really, he’s gotten much better. He only wakes up this one time before he wakes up for good at about 630 or 7am.
I’m glad for the improvement.
But damn. 2 am.
In a way, I want to do something about it. I want to stop him from eating in the middle of the night. So I can sleep.
But then, that sounds selfish. I.
I did do the crying it out once back when Pookah was waking up every hour on the hour. For a week. When he was about 8 months old. It worked. Kinda. He stopped waking up every hour, and was down to every 3-4. He then worked himself up to sleeping through the night.
It was a wonderful month.
But then, teething started. And he hasn’t slept through the night since.
Logically, i understand that until these molars( damn you!) come in, Pookah is not going to sleep through the night. He is that child. I told my pediatrician about him not sleeping trhough the night and she smiled sweetly and said,
“He probably won’t do that again until he’s two.”
Two? As in November????????
Aw hell naw!
I don’t think I can last that long. I’ve been sleep deprived for 2 years now!
I got desperate one night, and tried to let him cry it out.
I won’t tell you how long he cried, but I will say that the child has more staying power than me. Or CDub.
So it’s like I’m out of options. I ‘m sure I can probably wean him off of the night bottle, but not the wakings. Or are the wakings attached to the bottle? I think I’m going to try to give him water tonight and see what happens.
I’m scared. LOL!
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