01 September 2010


4am, i really don't like you anymore. i used to because i was usually sound asleep during your time.

now, for the last month or two. i'm awake.

my child wakes up at 4am every. single. morning. sometimes 3:38, sometimes 4:02. it doesn't matter what time he goes to bed, when 4am rolls around, he's awake.

sometimes he'll go back to sleep, but other times- like this morning, he's AWAKE.

oooh so tired.

anyone have any suggestions as to how i can break him of this?

well, i hope at least the rest of you are sleeping soundly. ha ha. there is no sleeping going on around here.

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Anonymous said...

How old is your little boy?

Don't have much advice, my {almost} 4 month old wakes every night around 4. He used to sleep straight through to 7. I let my 2 1/2 year old son CIO at 9 months, but I wouldn't do it any younger then that. Some people don't like to do that though. Good Luck.

Courtney K. said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy do I know how you feel. Little Man's "up" time was 3:00 am. Every. single. morning. When I finally reached the point of total and complete sleep deprivation...to the point where I was falling asleep in the shower, I realized that I had to do something. So that night, I just layed him down with the intention of letting him cry it out. It only took 2 nights of crying it out, but we've NEVER had that problem anymore. I think more than anything it is a force of habit. He knows you'll come running, so he cries. When he realizes that 4 am is not wake up time, he'll start sleeping through. Keep us posted! Hope you get some rest soon!!

Stephenie said...

When he wakes up at 4 am do you turn the lights on and talk to him? The best advice I can give you because Hannah went through the same thing is to dont turn the lights on and dont talk to him, if you do talk in a VERY soft voice. Feed him in the dark, rock him and put him back in his bed. He may cry but more important than that he needs to learn healthy sleep habits now if not it will follow him for a while. Remember that a crying baby is not the end of the world, its better than him having poor sleep habits and you being exhausted all day. You can do it!

Mandy said...

Oh, girl... I'm sorry! I don't have any advice since I am a momma-in-the-making... But I feel for you. I hope you get some rest today!

Bart and Jill said...

Sleep when he sleeps. Anytime of the day.

Sumer Lovin said...

My son use to wake up at 2 every morning and he went back to sleep when he woke up the next morning i kept him up until late afternoon let him take a short nap then he was ready for bed at about 8:30 and slept all night!!

Nikki said...

Hang in there. And when he turns 16 make him get a job that starts at 4am so he can see what it is like.