Monday, September 8, 2008

sooo sleepy

I haven't been able to update any of my blogs lately... Saturday my friends threw me a baby shower!! It was sooo awesome. THEY are sooo awesome. It was kind of weird for me, because I've never had a party thrown for me as an adult, so I kind of kept forgetting the party was for me LOL. I kept finding myself in the kitchen, and my friends would give me looks like, "What are you doing? Go to the living room!" haha. I hope no one was offended, I didn't do it on purpose. =) I will post pics later. I loved everything I got for the baby. I'm so grateful for my good friends I have here. I don't know what I would do without all of them.

So, why am I sleepy? Well, for the past week I've been dealing with Carlee's weird sleep patterns that showed up out of nowhere! Seriously, is there a reason to get up at 3 AM and NOT go back to sleep for the rest of the day!!!???!!! I'm not kidding. I'm 30 weeks preggers and dealing with this. I'd like to enjoy my sleep for the last few weeks I have it, Carlee, thank you. One night when Tony had duty, I fought to get her to sleep for 1.5 hours in the middle of the night, and finally decided to just let her cry it out, and went to bed. Well, she came in to my room and crawled into bed. I was too tired to even say anything... my biggest mistake. Well, I did tell her that when Daddy was home, she would not be able to do that, but she knew better.... LOL The next night, (when Tony was home) she did it again. Came into our room around 1 AM, went straight to my bed and started feeling for my face (since it's so dark in there, heh). "Can I help you?" I asked.

"yeah, you can help me. Pick me up." I had to laugh... little smart butt. We let her into bed. It's a battle for me, because I naturally parent with attachment parenting. I did it even before I knew what it was, just by following my instincts. But now, my brain is telling me that she's going to start taking advantage of it, and I don't need to deal with bad habits after the baby gets here. Anyway, she wanted to sleep on the edge, so I was forced to the middle, which is horrible for someone who can't sleep in their current state if it's higher than 71 degrees. It was so hot between the both of them... ugh. I couldn't move, my back was killing me. After laying there for a few hours, I finally had enough and told Tony to take her to her bed. Just as he was laying her down, she said, "What are you doing with me?" AHHH!!!! She ended up back in our bed.

Last night, I told her she had to sleep in her bed. It took me a while to get her to sleep the first time. As I left her room, I put the baby gate up in the doorframe. Yeah, she was not happy about that at 2 AM this morning, let me tell you. LOL I took her to the bathroom, then back to her room to try to get her back to sleep for over an hour. I didn't want her crying loudly since Tony had to work this morning. After that hour, I gave up. I was exhausted. I left the room, and of course she got out of bed, opened the door and screamed and cried and was pissed. I kept hearing her open and close the door, say Mom!!! (she's been calling me that lately,) turn the light on and eventually quiet down. Turns out she passed out with the light on the rest of the morning lol. sigh.... I don't know.....

I hope this weird phase passes soon. She used to be such a good sleeper. We'll be doing the baby gate again tonight. I hope she gets the point.

11 comments:

Angela said...

I'm so glad you had fun at the shower!

Oh geez about Carlee and her sleeping...or lack thereof! I don't envy you! Wish I had some brilliant piece of advice to offer, but I don't. Hopefully she gets the point with the baby gate soon..for your sake..and sanity!

Kaci said...

Ohhhh score on the baby shower!! Hope you get some sleep before baby!

november babies plus 1 said...

Sage was a co-slept baby, since we lived in a tiny 2 bedroom apt. It was easier to keep her quite to nurse her in bed...however she never got used to sleeping by herself. This went on to last year age 6 she was still getting up and climbing it our bed or Clay several nights a week. I decided it needed to end so we set up a star chart. She and I decided on the prizes she could pick from (1 webkinz, friend spend the night, pick where we are going out on Friday, paint nails and toes). I tried to keep the prizes not to expensive and personal. The first week she came to our bed and fought with us about leaving and slept in Clay's bed--she was pissed she did not get a prize. She got a prize the 2nd week, I stopped prized after 5 weeks. She still comes in once in a great while--she still wets her bed due to her allergy med once in awhile, so when she does get up to go potty she does not always remember so I have to redirector her back to bed.

Carlee might be too young for a star chart, but it is worth a try.

Emy said...

Wish I could have been there.
I have no sleep advice. :( I'm right there with you, but with Mabel. I'm so confused on what to do. We co-sleep right now and I love it, but I'm wondering if I should stop before she gets too old and the habit becomes harder to break. Cale was easier.

Munchkins and Music said...

I hope you get some more sleep soon!

gigratch said...

i think all kids go through this at some point. i know caden did, he was younger than carlee but i remember having to put two baby gates on top of eachother because he would just climb right over the one :) i know you are always there for carlee physically and emotionally so she should be able to be w/o you at night...my advise is just keep taking her back to bed even if it's a million times (that's what they do on supernanny)...p.s MAKE TONY DO IT!!! you need your sleep :)

J&J said...

Awwww man! I feel for you. I had no idea that this happens when they are older. Do they ever really sleep? Grant has slept wonderfully since he was an infant. Now, however at nine months old, he is waking up in the middle of the night. What the heck? I hope this ends soon for you. You definitely need your rest before baby #2!

LoraLoo said...

I am so sorry you're not getting your sleep, I can't even imagine. What's so surprising is that she's not passing out during the day... so I'm at a loss with that!

I've watched other Moms struggle with the co-sleeping when the kids get older, so I have to agree with what gigratch said - if you stay your ground she'll get it eventually (hopefully sooner than later!). It's probably just a phase. Maybe she's nervous about the new baby - all the change and buzz in your lives right now?

LoraLoo said...

Oh, P.S. - I gave you a blog award over at my place. :)

Munchkins and Music said...

I am dealing with the same thing. I get so tired of no sleep that I will sometimes make her sleep in the crib and the baby in the porta-crib so she can't get out of bed.

P.S. Thanks for the last comment on my blog. I really appreciated it! Have a great day!

Sheena said...

Thanks for all the comments, support, and advice everyone! I was hoping to post an update today, but I've got so much to do! I'll say she's doing slightly better in her own weird way... :) more later on what is going on!