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  #1  
August 5th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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Ok moms,

I think I am one of the most cursed mothers out there. I had my 2nd baby April 27th and he is still not sleeping through the night. Im lucky if I get a 5 hour stretch once a week. My first son didnt sleep through the night until he was 5 months old, but I dont know how much more exhaustion I can handle with working full time and taking care of the kids and the house.

We have him on a routine where he gets a bath every night, in his crib by 8:30 at the latest, but he is always waking up between 11 and 12 and then I swear every 2-3 hours after that until 7 am. I just dont know what to do anymore.

We've done cereal in his bottles and he wont even eat cereal now, ive tried full 8 oz bottles but that isnt working, Ive tried soothing lotions, music, everything. But I just cannot get anything to work. Being so tired is starting to affect my day to day life and Im not liking that too much. I try to sleep when he sleeps but when the boys are in bed thats when I eat my dinner and clean up the house.
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August 5th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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I'm not sure, my oldest didn't really start fully sleeping though the night(no wake ups) untill he was over 1.5yrs, he'd sleep for a few hour stretches at around 10mo old. My Daughter started sleeping through at 5days, had to break her for severe weight loss and now she sleeps again for 8-10hrs no waking I didn't do anything though thats just how she is and was when I was pregnant.
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August 5th, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Keaghan (my oldest) just was a fitful sleeper. Kaiden however seems to be so hungry at night he just cant stay asleep. I just dont know what to do.
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August 5th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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How old is Kaiden?

Isabella isn't sleeping through the night, yet, and she's 9 months old. She is still waking up to eat at night, but she sleeps for longer stretches now than she used to.
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August 5th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Lucius didn't sleep through at three and a half months either. He only does six hours at most now and he's almost six months old. There may be nothing you CAN do to make the little guy sleep through the nights. It must be very difficult to be working outside the home and taking care of two kids and the housework. I wish you all the best of luck!
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August 5th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Kaiden will be 4 months on August 27th. Its driving me nuts because at one point he was sleeping from 8-4 and then from 5-9. I dont know what happened! Its exhausting working 40+ hours a week plus taking care of the 2 boys. And I get help from my fiance, but regardless its just exhausting when your the only one getting up at night with the baby and 7 days a week you are up at 5. I dont even have time to take a nap on weekens because if Kaiden is sleeping Keaghan wants to play. They used to be on one schedule but now, oh lord completely different schedules and its a FIGHT to get Keaghan to nap.

The dr said that 5 hours is considered through the night for an infant but I was doing research and I read online that by 3 months the baby should be sleeping at least 6 hours. My 3 year old sleeps 12 hours! There are mornings where I end up having to wake him up for day care and on the weekends I wake him if he sleeps at 8.
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August 5th, 2009, 11:43 AM
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i know this sounds strange but how much is he sleeping during the day?
if he isnt sleeping enough during the day it can cause them to be overtired and overstimulated. a baby of his age shouldnt be awake for longer then 2 hours at a time. they should be napping often.

i hope you get some sleep soon!
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August 5th, 2009, 12:01 PM
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My baby is almost 3 months old and def not sleeping thro the night. He was getting up at 130- 2 and then at 4- 430 now he usually gets up at 2 30 and 5 30... but 2 days this week he got up at 3 and then 7 woohoo! it felt like a miracle!
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August 5th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Kaiden naps a total of 1 hour a day if even that much. He doesnt sleep at day care and he tries to go to bed at 6 when we get home but Im stretching him until 8 when he gets his night time bottle bath and bed.
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August 5th, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Marcus didn't once sleep through the night until he was 14 months old after we had moved him into a toddler bed. I wouldn't worry about a 3 1/2 month old not sleeping through the night just yet.

We still have nights where Marcus doesn't sleep all the way through and he'll be 2 in less than a month
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August 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM
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But my issue is he used to sleep through the night up until a couple weeks ago. So I dont know why he would have stopped sleeping through the night all of a sudden.
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August 5th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Growth spurt?
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August 5th, 2009, 07:43 PM
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Do you think he could be having a growth spurt for 2 weeks? I havent noticed that he's been eating more frequently....but then again maybe he is going through a spurt
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August 6th, 2009, 07:36 AM
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Well last night was a little bit better. I got some of that gripe water w/ chamomillie in it and he went to bed at 9and didnt wake up until 3, however when he woke up at 3 he didnt go back to sleep until 4 because he was just so fussy. But hey, at least we got some good uninterupted sleep last night! I just hope that he starts sleeping longer and longer at some point because I am just exhausted!
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August 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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oh i didn't realize you had said he slept through the night before and all the sudden isn't.

have you changed anything in his diet at all? Maybe he's not agreeing with something?
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August 6th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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are you breastfeeding or formula feeding?
i know this says for breastfeeding babes but it is worth a read. might help you out a bit.
kellymom.com ::Wakeful 4 Month Olds by Jan Barger, RN, MA, IBCLC
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August 6th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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He is bottle fed but that reading pretty much NAILED it. Even when I give him a bottle during the day he is SOO interested in the world around him that he just doesnt want to eat a full bottle. He coos through his bottles, giggles, smiles all that. He doesnt eat well during the day when he is at day care and at night when he gets home all he wants to do is eat so his eating habits are kind of off but we are working on the schedule. At night I give him his night time bottle in a dim lit room while I am rocking him so he will go to sleep and have no distractions. Thank you for sharing that with me, it helped a lot! Each night seems like a new adventure with this little boy. Ill be happy when he starts sleeping 5 solid hours every night!
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August 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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well i remember when Kyla went through that stage. the good news is they do grow out of it.
i am glad i could help. it is a good read!
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August 7th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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My baby is 3 1/2 months old too and going to bed at 7 pm, I wake her at 11 before bed to feed her, she wakes at 4 am and then sleeps until 7-8 am. So technically she is not sleeping longer than a 5 hr stretch either. If I eliminate the dream feed at 11, she will just wake me up at 1 and 5 anyway! I am also having the problem of having to get out of bed to put her paci back in her mouth a couple times a night...ugh! I mean, I am happy she is "sleeping" for 12-13 hours, but I am still woken up quite a bit!!
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