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Thurday morning I woke up to Rylynn sitting up in her crib. I was so glad she'd finally figured out how to get to a sitting position all by herself. She'd been trying for so long. All day, she was perfecting it. But then that night, she woke up every 2-3 hours because she was waking up, sitting up, and either forgetting how to lay back down, or was too awake. And every night since it's been the same thing. Every 2-3 hours she wakes up, sits up, then cries for me. Last night I gave up the 3rd time it happened and let her sleep in her swing while I tossed and turned on the couch. I was uncomfortable, but at least I got a good 5 hour stretch.
I don't know what to do. I guess I should be thankful I don't have to get up and go to work every morning. I do have the luxury of napping when she naps, but still I'd like her to be back to sleeping through the night.
Any suggestions? I'm exhausted and I know she is too.
Oh god, I know. Kira did this for THREE WEEKS after she learned to sit up. Every two hours, all night long. I never did figure out any way to stop it; the best I could do was rub her butt a little to soothe her back to sleep, but she'd be up again in 2 hours max.
Eventually she just stopped and mostly sleeps through the night again. I wish I had advice but maybe it helps just to hear that it did eventually end for us. I think it lasted longer for us because Kira was also teething at the same time. I kept telling myself "this is just a phase" and hoped it was true.
If she's not upset then I would just let her play in her crib. She should eventually figure out how to lay back down. thankfully Jacob caught on pretty quickly so we haven't dealt with this.
Our problem right now is that Jacob likes to sleep with his face down in his mattress so I am constantly getting up to check on him and make sure he is still breathing. his dr told me not to worry but that's pretty hard when he is sleeping like that. I try flipping him back over and he just flips right back to his tummy with his face flat down in his mattress.
My 3 year old sleeps like a dream so just know that these tough nights won't last forever and yes nap when you can.
Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
Rylynn did the face down thing too, she still does it, but I don't worry anymore. At first it freaked me out terribly, but once I got used to it, and knew she was old enough to move if she couldn't breathe, I was less anxious.
I do let her be if she's not fussing. But most of the time she will get sat up, and then I'm guessing forgets how to lay back down in the dark. She's got a full blown cold out of nowhere today too, so maybe that was why last night was seriously sent from hell. And I know there's at least one tooth on it's way. I can see it under her gums. Combine all those things, and oh good lord lol!
I'm hoping that since I now know the underlying causes, tonight will be better. We will see!
Yes! Thankfully! The last couple nights she has slept from about 8:30 until 4am. I'd love to get her sleeping until 6 again, but at least we aren't up every 2 hours anymore! She does go back to sleep from 5 until 7:30 though. I'm not sure if she has learned to lay back down, or just stopped waking up to sit up, but either way, she's back to solid sleeping.