Friday, July 30, 2010


Soooo, this is what we're up against. Finger? Totally wrapped. He means serious business, y'all. Any suggestions?? Please?! We are getting really desperate here. It seems like we've tried just about everything we can think of and nothing defeats him. The crying-it-out method is failing miserably. It's kind of hard to cry yourself to sleep while you're standing up hanging over the side of the railing for over an hour straight. Did I mention screaming and sobbing for that entire hour+ straight as well? Not working! We just lowered his mattress to the lowest setting because the second he hits the sheets, regardless of if he's already asleep when we put him down, he's immediately up and trying his hardest to climb out of his crib.

He's SUCH a little his reaction at the very end of the video. Who's boss around here again? Oh yeah, Harrison.

Did I mention that we're desperate? You try listening to that mind-grating, heart-wrenching, soul-crushing crying for hours on end and tell me you wouldn't be pulling your hair out, too! :)  Sleep is a stranger around this place to all of us and we are all in serious need of some peace. How long does this stage last? Should we just give in and let him sleep with us (REALLY don't want to do that, but have I mentioned we're desperate? Ha.)? Do we carry on with making him cry himself to sleep, even if that means crying nonstop for several hours? Or do I just start slipping him some Nyquil in his bottle every night? Kidding, kidding, kidding. But I'm feeling the need to come up with a Plan Z at this point. Feel free to send any tips, suggestions, and encouragement our way!


Anonymous said...

can you pat his behind until he goes to sleep? i do not know the answer...this is a hard one. i was really lucky... my kids were spoiled but slept. i had a swing that rick would sleep in during the day...if you need relief.. let me know.

Rick said...

I don't know what to do either. Maybe we should move his bedtime to 1:00 a.m.

Tracye said...

Yeah. What Rick said.

Seriously, that really sucks. For all three of you.

I don't know. Mine were stubborn at that age. Sounds heartless, but that's when a noise-making fan came in really handy. I'd make sure they were fed and had a clean diaper, then put them down. If they started screaming, I'd check on them, and if they were just playing me, I would turn the fan on, and the monitor off.

Good luck with that. I'm sorry you're going through it. It really and truly sucks and I feel for you. Hang in there. You're doing an awesome job.

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