Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mommy Talk Tuesday {Sleep!}

The Not So Secret Confessions of
a Second Time Mom

Welcome back to Mommy Talk Tuesday!

This week's topic is Sleep! Does your child sleep through the night? If so, when did they start sleeping through the night? Do/Did you sleep train? Tips and/or questions your have for other moms are great too! 

Sleep has been a huge issue for us for about the past two months and we are finally starting to get some sleep again! Noah has always been a good sleeper. We had a few bumps along the way but he pretty much slept through the night from about 5 months on. At 2 years old he was sleeping 12 hours at night and taking a 1-2 hour nap every day with no problems. Then about two months ago he started fighting bedtime and coming out of his room after we had already put him to bed! Then after we would finally get him to stay in bed and go to sleep he'd get up 2-3 times a night! Sometimes he'd legitimately have to pee in the middle of the night but other times he would just get up and not want to go back to bed. This has gone on for a while now but it is slowly getting better. I think part of it is being scared ..either of the dark..or things that might be in the dark...and part is just him not wanting to go to bed. He's starting to do better though. He hardly puts up a fight at bedtime now and is usually only up once a night to pee. 

Isaac was doing really well also until about two months ago! But he's also sleeping much better now too. When he was about a month old he started sleeping 8 hours straight! He would go to bed late (10 or 11pm) but would then sleep until 7 am! Then at about 3 months old he started waking every 2-4 hours again and kept this up until just recently! He's now 5 months and will usually sleep about 6-8 hours straight before waking. We've done a bit of sleep training with him and I think that has helped a lot. He'll occasionally sleep 10-12 hours, which is so awesome! I've read a number of times that around 3-4 months babies start sleeping more like adults so they have to learn how to sleep basically which is why I think sleep training is so helpful. We're still not where we want to be but he's still little. Hopefully as time goes on he'll be able to put himself to sleep and soothe himself when he wakes and eventually sleep through the night completely! 

We'd love to hear your thoughts on Sleep so please comment below or write up a blog post and link up!  

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Next week's topic is : Toddler Learning! How do you teach your toddler or how do you plan to teach your child when they are a toddler? Do you have any fun learning activities you'd like to share? What do you think are the most important things a toddler can learn? 


  1. it always takes time. I find our son is better during the night but putting him to bed (and getting him to stay) is much harder. Too much stimulation and they have a hard time winding down sometimes.

  2. Being a mom is not that easy specially when your baby is wide awake at night. I remember when my baby was 6 months old, I could help but constantly have a hypnic jerk as I sleep because I'm half conscious. I always think about my child's sleep.


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