After going back and reading my post in my sleep deprived state I wanted add a few things to make a bit sense. So this post may be a bit different if you came back to read it for a second time.
How in the world did two parents that love sleep have a child that Hates sleep? Please riddle me this? Drew still doesn't sleep through the night, never has. Yes you read that right. NEVER has slept through the night. Now my standards I don't think are too high. All I'm asking is to sleep like 7 consectutive hours, but no dice.
I've read just about every sleep book and I even caved and we tried The Feber Method last night. That didn't go over well. It ended with Drew screaming, me in tears and I just couldn't do it anymore and neither could Brendan. You might think we need to toughen up and maybe we do, but he's my child and watching him have huge alligator tears rolling down his face pleading for me to pick him up, I can't handle that. We did try it for a good hour mind you.
The problem isn't so much him going to bed, but staying asleep. He gets up twice nightly to eat and he eats 6oz. both feedings. Usually he sleeps from 7-12am and then again wakes up at 3 or 4am. This is the feeding that is killing me. He does not want to go back down after this feeding. He will sleep on me, but not in his crib. I honestly don't think he is hungry for 6 oz. every 3 hours. This is where our next plan to cut down his first feeding comes in. What I would utimately love to happen in my storybook world is that he would be able to sleep until 1 or 2am wake up eat 6oz. and then go back to sleep in his crib until 6am. Oh how I would love that.....This is where our next plan comes into play. We could be dreaming, but we will give it a shot. Our pedi suggested this, as she told us that at Drew's age he should be able to go 6-8 hours without eating. He goes 5-6 hours during the day, so I am confident my little guy can do this! I have hope!
Our last plan is to gradually cut down his first feeding in oz. After that I'm at a loss. I am open to suggestions or I might just plan to sleep when he leaves for college in 17 years....
Again suggestions please!!! I'm at a loss!!!
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