I hate night time. You'd think I'd be excited to finally rest and get some sleep, but that's the problem... I don't sleep and neither does A. Although, W's behavior has improved tremendously since those first couple weeks, he continues to wake up every.single.night. I don't know what to do about it. A typically goes in and lays with W until he falls back asleep, but sometimes that takes forever. Sometimes W wakes again as soon as A is trying to sneak out. Sometimes A gives up and just takes W to the extra bedroom and they sleep on the day bed until morning. We tried letting W "cry it out" one night even though I was against it. As I expected, W became hysterical and it took a long time for him to calm down. This waking up has been going on for about a month now with no end in sight. Here's what a typical night looks like...
Go to bed sometime between 10 and 11 pm (whenever S falls asleep).
1:30 am - W wakes up. A heads to his room and I typically get up and pump in order to give S a bottle (about 20 minutes for me and much longer for A).
3:00 am - S wakes up. Give him a bottle, burps, and back to sleep (about 30 minutes).
5:15 am - A's alarm goes off. Go wake him up since he's often in bed with W.
6:00-6:30 am - Both boys wake up for the day.
I'm exhausted. So is A. And now W has a cold and his nose has not stopped dripping so I'm sure we'll all have it in a matter of days. :(
I expected to have to attend to a newborn at night, but I certainly didn't expect both boys to be waking.
This too shall pass...