So, here's the thing. I missed the memo on getting kids to sleep. Ok to be perfectly honest, I read books and I watched A Baby Story on TLC, but no matter what I do- MY KIDS SUCK AT SLEEPING.
I do break the 'sleeping rules' that I have heard about. I lie in bed with Delaney after we read some books until she falls asleep. In the next few hours, we hear her scream from time to time and we go into her room to comfort her because she is having night terrors. Night terrors are so scary. The poor little girl is usually sitting up in bed, asleep, crying and screaming. NOT FUN! She usually goes back to bed right away and will sleep the rest of the night. Her newest habit, is waking up about 4 or 5:00 in the morning and getting into our bed. There are many reasons why this is not okay. First of all, I don't even know she gets up there! We have one of those temperpedic (sp) mattresses, ya know the kind where you can jump up and down on with a glass of wine on it, with no sheets, wearing a silk night gown. I don't ever feel her get up there until I almost knock her off because I am rolling over. UGH! Second, she has been peeing through her jammies, right on to Eric's side of the bed! On the upside, our sheets have washed a lot more lately!
That's just Delaney. Brody is an entirely different issue. Yes, we break the rules with him as well. He falls asleep while he is having a bottle and then we put him in his crib asleep (gasp). We have tried everything. We have tried letting him cry it out and after 2 hours, he was still crying, still awake, and I was a wreck. He wakes up at least twice a night still and has a full 8 oz bottle! I usually takes me a awhile to get him back to sleep each time. He consistently wakes up between 11:30 and 12:30 and the between 3:00-4:00. I AM SO FREAKING TIRED. I honestly have not slept through the night since BEFORE he was born. He is almost 11 months old for crying out loud. SOOOOOO.......any tips? WE are stumped!!