I'm kind of over get told to throw my hands up in the air, so there

Monday, March 17, 2014

Attempting to sleep train Tucker is making me want to blow my brains out.

I am so beyond exhausted.

Tucker was a great sleeper early on and I counted my blessings and was amazed at how easy he was compared to Zoey! Then around Christmas we hit that dreaded 4 month regression/growth spurt/hellish hurdle whatever you want to call it, and I got tired and slipped into some bad habits--nursing to sleep, and co-sleeping.

I have been trying ever since [unsuccessfully] to get baby boy back to those glorious 6-7 hour stretches of sleep.

I feel like I have tried everything with varied success. Occasionally I feel like we start to make progress and then he gets sick, or someone else is sick, or some other hiccup.

The last couple nights I've even tried to Cry It Out (a method I generally don't agree with) and not only has it been torture, but the boy can scream for hours and never falls asleep, so I finally rock him to sleep and then he wakes up with hiccups every 30 minutes.

This post is merely so that when I someday have a child who sleeps, I won't forget that it was hard earned and if Tucker ever complains about my parenting I can return the favor of waking him up every. 2. hours. then scream in his face for at least 15 minutes and see what he has to say about it then. 


Kaley said...

Good thing he's so cute!

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