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:
Nothing works. I need advice. And sleep. Please send both my way.
Sleep Deprived Single Mama (and Ty…the dog is getting annoyed too)