Monday, March 18, 2013

Sleep Problems

It has been a week (or more) of fighting sleep for Layla. Antony and I are going crazy trying to figure out what's going on but we've learned that things like this are just trial and errror. You've gotta just keep trying things until something works. And then by that time your baby is probably on to another stage and you've gotta start all over again. HA! Thankfully Antony is on Spring Break this week so he's home all day with me so I don't go toooo crazy. Suggestions are welcome! (Just FYI, we're not fans of the "cry it out" method).

We've realized that we have gotten out of our naptime routine so I'm hoping that if we get back into that it'll help. We're also wondering if she needs to nap more often so instead of waiting until she's noticeably tired, we're going to try putting her down before those big signs start showing.

On a little more positive note, we're working on night weaning and she's doing a LOT better than I was expecting. Thank goodness!

This past week we finally got some relief from the cold and were able to spend some time playing outside! I'm so excited for summer now! We enjoyed some water play and I played around with the 50mm lens.


  1. I know you specifically mentioned that you are not fans of the cry-it-out method, but I gotta say that it really truly works. And it is sooo much harder for Mom than baby. I promise. It really worked wonders for us (and results were QUICK!). I'm sorry, but I just had to put my two cents in. I also have seen others post on facebook for suggestions for sleeping problems and out of 30 comments, about 25 are all for the cry-it-out method (from experience). Even if you just start with small increments (like 2 minutes) and gradually increase, it really works. And you will be so glad when you are finally getting some rest! :)

    Ok, don't hate me. But it was really one of the best and hardest things we ever did with Caleb. It only takes a few nights. :)

    Also - I don't know if she takes a paci, but that was the other magical tool for getting good sleep! :)

    She sure is a cutie! Glad you get to have a week with Antony home!

  2. Sorry for taking up all your comment space! But I just wanted to add that I'm sure there are lots of options out there that work great besides crying it out. :) I'm sure you will find the one that works best for you guys and Layla! :) Hang in there friend and I hope you get some sleep this week!