My baby sounds like he’s exercising in his crib at night! It’s driving me bananas! He sleeps in the same room as us and he moves A LOT! He doesn’t cry or wake up…he just moves! All I hear is the rustling of his sheets, and I can’t help myself from checking on him to find out what the heck is going on in there! He ends up in the weirdest places too, like when he curls up into a little ball and gets cozy in a corner. Is anyone else experiencing this? We’re thinking about putting him in his own room but I don’t know if I’m ready for that yet. Ugh, what to do? Sometimes after I’ve been up for a couple of hours staring into the abyss, I end up going to the living room. Daddy does a good job of keeping watch, but I feel like a crappy mom for doing this. Am I wrong for wanting to sleep? Tired mommy is grumpy mommy. Don’t get me wrong, being a mommy and all, I know I’m going to be tired all the time, but I don’t handle sleep deprivation very well. No sleep sucks!
I found this great website called the baby sleep site and they offer some really great tips. Parents can also share their stories about what works for them, which I thought was really helpful.
Apparently, I’m not alone in my struggle of deciding whether to move my little bubba to his own room. Check it out:
At this time I would like to send my deepest apologies to those of you whose baby cries all night or just doesn’t like to sleep. You probably want to punch me in the face for all my bitching. When it comes to sleep…I’m so very weak. All hail mommies with colicky babies! Don’t worry it will pass. My 8 year old Zoe was colicky and I almost lost my mind. I’m not kidding! The scariest moment of my life was when I thought I lost her while letting her sleep with me. I would sometimes sleep with her on my chest as a last resort (I know this is so not ok, but I was desperate). When I woke up in the middle of the night, I noticed she was no longer on my chest. I immediately went into panic mode. She was about 2 months at the time, so I knew she couldn’t have just got up and walked out of the room. I stripped the bed, looked under the pillows, checked the corners; nothing. The last place I checked was the crib. And guess what…there she was, sleeping as peacefully as could be. I was so sleep deprived that I had no recollection of putting her back in her crib. I never slept with her on my chest again! I just so desperately needed some sleep. I remember nights when we both cried and I prayed for the sun to come up so I could take her for a walk and get some coffee. Hmmm, as I reflect on how shitty having a colicky baby can be, Mason’s moving seems so insignificant.
Any thoughts on sleeping tips, co sleeping etc…