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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #180 on: July 07, 2010, 08:16:33 am »
5.20 here this morning too.  And for some reason its really affected me this morning and I'm a complete grump :(

Have snapped at DH and shouted at DS :( :'(  Poor boys!

I don't think W2S would work here at the moment as he is soooo hard to settle after any NW. 

On a positive note - he did go to sleep in about 10 minutes last night, and I wasn't sitting outside his door so he couldn't see me...I'm hoping this is a move in the right direction and not a one off!

Sorry you're ill on top of it Jo - makes NW and EW so much worse when you feel rough yourself. XXX

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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #181 on: July 07, 2010, 11:58:58 am »
Jo I don't think W2S can ever hurt.  I would try it.  Worst case is that he's going to wake at the same time anyway.

I think we got Caleb's NW over here lol
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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #182 on: July 07, 2010, 19:49:05 pm »
Oh no Wendy! Our NWs have stopped for now thankgoodness! Had 11.5 hours sleep last night, awake at 5.30am didn't do W2S and seeing as it shifted 10mins I guess it's not habitual??





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #183 on: July 07, 2010, 22:37:05 pm »
It sounds like he's just catching up.  I would go back to pushing your day ahead when he's had a good night - but that's just me. 

We have to do an early bedtime here tonight...sadly he's just OT from going off routine a bit this week - he's sooo sensitive!  He short-napped us today because we got him down late AGAIN - only 1 hr 15 his lowest in a loooong time.  So we are going for 6:45 and praying not too early a wake up and no NW.  Or I'll be back on here crying again lol.
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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #184 on: July 08, 2010, 08:56:52 am »
WOOHOO!!

Bed at 7.40 - no crying and from the sounds on the monitor was asleep by 7.50

NW at 1am but settled really easily (I think he had caught his chin which he cut open yesterday and just needed a bit of a cuddle)

Woke at 6.40am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He did have a massive nap yesterday after the trauma of the cut open chin and subsequent trip to the nurse - went down at 11.30 and woke just after 2.30 so 3 hours.  I'm thinking that we've had a bad OT cycle...but that now we're (at least for today) caught up(ish).  He will have a later nap, 12 - 12.15 I think, and I'll have him up by 2.30 latest so that he has a long enough A before bed - I really do not want him to be UT now!! ::)


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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #185 on: July 08, 2010, 09:18:36 am »
I would go back to pushing your day ahead when he's had a good night
I thought of that but hes still got a cold and dont want to make the mistake of pushing him if hes not well adn then ending up back to 6 NW's again

Yay Steph!! Sorry to hear about Bens wee accident, hope hes feeling a bit better now





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2010, 10:55:53 am »
Well we got a 6:50 wake up in the end, but more NW than I can count.  He resettled himself each time but it took time and it was very unsettled sleep.  I don't get how so much OT has crept in?  Really we have only pushed the nap out by 1/2 hour twice and bedtime by 15/20 mins twice.

Jo good point, if he's still sick then follow him.
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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #187 on: July 08, 2010, 11:02:18 am »
Wendy - maybe hes OS a bit too? would that add to it? just having mum and dad home all the time is now out of routine for him isnt it?





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #188 on: July 08, 2010, 11:05:51 am »
Jo I think you hit the nail on the head.  We have been taking him out, doing more, in his face a lot (well he's in ours, we're in his) and yes the routine has changed a bit, we're trying to be less rigid and more flexible so we can go out and do stuff but really it's not helping him.  It has knocked him into OTland.  Daycare starts again on Monday so I guess we'll be getting back to 'normal'. 
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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #189 on: July 08, 2010, 18:26:36 pm »
Hey everyone

im pleased not to announce any NW last night but we had a 4.45am start today and I feel like crying I'm so tired. In fact I did burst into tears (again) at work today. I dread what tonight will bring because he only slept 50 mins at daycare and was really tired when I collected him. So he was in bed by 6. I think I'm going to have to just go to bed now in order to survive tomorrow

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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #190 on: July 08, 2010, 22:46:25 pm »
oh hun (((hugs))) we had NW's AND a 4.55am wakeup, so i feel your pain.





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #191 on: July 09, 2010, 01:06:31 am »
I just shared this on my thread but its so funny i have to share it here cos i know you will all understand what sleep deprivation does to ya:

last night Caleb woke up at midnight, i looked at hte clock and it said 11.55pm and i thought "yep 11.55, nearly 6am, thats a good 12 hours sleep!" LOL then i turned to DH and said "honey, its 6am, Calebs awake, go get him up" he kind of muttered something and fell back asleep, i looked at the clock again, it said 11.57 and i thought "its 6am, i have to take my temperature" because we are TTC and i take my body basal temp to see if i have been ovulating, anyway, i fully got the thermometer out and started taking my temp, i said to DH again "honey its 6am, Calebs up for the day" then he said to me "um, its midnight" and i looked at the clock again and saw it said 11.59 and thought "what the heck??? i knew it said 11.55 before and I STILL thought it was 6am!!!"





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #192 on: July 09, 2010, 13:28:14 pm »
Jo - priceless!  I've done a similar thing a couple of times...although not woken DH up to tell him!!!!!

Back to 5.30 here so I guess yesterday morning was a fluke.


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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #193 on: July 09, 2010, 22:58:14 pm »
5.40am here today which is actually a success for us!!! yahooo!!





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Re: Support and Chat thread for parents of Early Waking Toddlers #2
« Reply #194 on: July 10, 2010, 07:50:44 am »
5.30 here this morning- that was after a 6.40 wake the day before, a 1.40 nap (the best in weeks) and a 6.40 BT. It has been a long day today- and a 45min nap did not help either. Someone posted (I'm not sure who, my eyes are a little fuzzy at this point) that the molars took 2 months. We are at 1 month already of crap sleep and no sign of those pesky teeth yet, just little raised bumps. I'm praying that it is teeth but who knows?