Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Problem

I think we know what Noah's problem is every night between 2:30 and 3:30.

When he was a baby (sigh, he's still our baby, he isn't even 2 yet) we would simply put him in his bed, walk out of the room, and he'd go to sleep. Then, sometime after he turned 1 or so, at night he started wanting Nerdstar to sit in there with him a while. Of course, then I had to start sitting with him while he fell asleep for his naps. Now, all of this was fine, until it snow-balled.

It started taking him longer to go to sleep at night. But even then, when he'd wake up in the middle of the night - like we all do - he'd hit his glow worm and go back to sleep.

Until about two weeks ago. Then he decided that when he wakes up in the middle of the night he wants someone sitting there in the room while he goes back to sleep. This can take 30 - 45 minutes. And if you try to leave the room too soon, he cries and it all starts over.

Poor Nerdstar broke out the extra pillow and blankets and just slept in his room from about 4 a.m. on last night.

This is not going to be an easy thing to fix.

We're headed to Atlantic City this weekend, where he will get to have his crib in the same room with us. (The only good thing there is maybe we'll get to sleep!) So, we can't take this weekend and do lots of staying up the second half of the night and letting him scream until he's hoarse.

The following Friday my 11 year old nephew is coming for the four day weekend. The good side might be that Noah is too worn out to wake up, or hell, we'll let my nephew sleep on the floor in there.

So I don't know when this will get resolved.

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