Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?

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Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:43pm

I'll come out as a fortunate parent of a good sleeper.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 11:30am

We did the same.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 12:43pm

Alyssa still has stretches where she doesn't sleep through the night -- and she's almost 14. When she gets up, I need to get up with her and sit with her for about an hour -- until the Benadryl kicks in.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 1:53pm


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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 2:20pm

I'm still at it with Alyssa (she'll be 14 next month!).

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 2:34pm

Oh man that is funny. I am such a light sleeper that even if DH attempted to do night duty I just lie there thinking "I could be doing this much faster,much quieter and with much less fuss!" As a mom of 6 with 5 bad sleepers at some point(gotta love that 1 girl of mine!), sometimes more then 1 at a time I've had 11 1/2 years of bad sleep which is coming to an end(a light at the end of the tunnel), thought it had ended in June when the little guy started sleeping all night but that only lasted a couple of months.


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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 4:40pm

I have two poor sleepers ages 9 months and 3 years and the only way we get through the night is by either letting them sleep with us, or one of us crawling into their beds.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 8:57pm

My nephew would fall asleep on the living room floor. My sister would cover him up with a blanket, leave the hall light on and go to bed.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 9:03pm

Dylan slept with up until he was 2 because he needed to sleep on/with someone. Even at daycare where, whenever possible, they would hold him for his naps. Then we switched him to his own bed in our room because he insisted on sleeping on our pillows--feet on one head and his head on the other parent's head. Then the dog slept with him. When he was 4, he got his own room but still would wind up in bed with us for a cuddle in the middle of the night occasionally.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 9:05pm

Dh's ability to put the girls back to sleep when they would wake up at night is what saved me. That and a lot of humor.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 9:54am

I have the humor but DH