I need sleep.

I LOVE sleep.

My little boy?  Not so much.  I swear the kid only needs about 3 hours of sleep a night…seriously.  You know those people who post on facebook, “My sweet baby slept 8 full hours!  Oh I love them soverymuch!”.  I despite them.  And contemplate de-friending them.

After 3 nights this week of no sleep, I am at my wit’s end.  Seriously, he woke up at 1am today.  I have been doing some online research.  The first thing that shocks and worries me is this little chart

Age Nighttime Sleep Daytime Sleep * Total Sleep
1 month 8 8 (inconsistent) 16
3 months 10 5 (3) 15
6 months 11 3 1/4 (2) 14 1/4
9 months 11 3 (2) 14
12 months 11 1/4 2 1/2 (2) 13 3/4
18 months 11 1/4 2 1/4 (1) 13 1/2
2 years 11 2 (1) 13
3 years 10 1/2 1 1/2 (1) 12
*Note: number of naps in parentheses

 

found at http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-sleep-does-your-child-need_7645.bc.  That tells me HJ needs between 13-13.5 hours of sleep a day.  Yesterday, he maybe got around 7.  He doesn’t think naps are necessary.  And he doesn’t fall for the cry it out method.  I have even tried all of the researchers theories, like these:

http://www.babycenter.com/0_child-wont-stay-asleep-1-to-2-years_3660.bc

Nothing works.  I need advice.  And sleep.  Please send both my way.

love,

Sleep Deprived Single Mama (and Ty…the dog is getting annoyed too)

One Thought on “Rock-a-bye Baby

  1. Melissa on September 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm said:

    Hey lady! Have you tried the book, “On Becoming Toddler Wise”? We have been utilizing that for Calvin… I hate to say it, but he sleeps from 7:30pm – 7am every day. So, maybe you should give it a try!! :)
    Love,
    Melissa H…

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