It doesn't matter the time he fell asleep the night before. Makes no difference. 7 PM or 10 Pm.
Tennyson will still wake up at 5:40 AM every.single.morning.
Do we get him up? Of course not.
We do what has worked on the other two to change an unfortunate sleep schedule. But no effect on Mister Stubborn Pants.
We go in, we don't make eye contact, we lay him back down, cover him up, and leave.
We then let him cry for 15-20mins in the hopes that he will go back to sleep.
If he doesn't, which is more often than not, we will get up, change his diaper in the dark, lay him down, cover him up, and leave. No talking, no smiling, no eye contact. All business.
Sometimes he'll go back to sleep after that. But the better bet is that he continues to cry/talk until 7 am when we decide that that is an appropriate time to get up and we will then get him out for the day.
I am exhausted and terrified I am going to have TWO kids who don't sleep through the night in a few short weeks.
So I am putting out a plea.
If you have any tips or tricks send them my way. Family, Friends, and Blog lurkers alike this is your time to shine. I don't care if I've never met you and we've never talked. I need advice and a new game plan. Share your wisdom with the weary!!!!
This momma needs some sleep.