Friday, May 01, 2009

Thinking about moving the baby to another room...

I have been reading about night time parenting in Dr. Sears' website (the only one I trust), there is some great advice, I might still try to move the crib to another room, or just use the crib more because almost every time baby and I sleep together in my bed and I wake up all sore from sleeping in nursing positions. He sometimes wakes up every hour and it is exhausting, that only happens when I forget to give him his tylenol medicine for teething, before going to bed, so it I think that is why. With the medicine he sleeps up to 3 hours the longest stretch and then every 2 hours he feeds. It has been a year of this and I am getting tired of it... It does not seem to get better... So that is why I started researching about sleeping... After giving many suggestions that might help, he constantly reminds people of the fact that you are still to be a parent at night, that is just the way it is, and I love this quote:

"Babies will wean and someday they will sleep through the night. This high maintenance stage of nighttime parenting will pass. The time in your arms, at your breast, and in your bed is a relatively short while in the life of a baby, yet the memories of love and availability last forever."



2 comments:

Martha said...

I remember sleeping with my baby for the first few months of his life, it is a memory that I will always cherish. Keep us updated on what you decide on doing and I hope you will reap more peaceful nights!

Marlene said...

Thanks Martha!