Monday, May 10, 2010

I hear it all at 4am

"Mama!"

"I need to go potty."

"I need a drink of water."

"I need a kleenex."

"I need to see August."

"I need to sing."

"I need my blanket."

"I need to snuggle."

"My diaper hurts."

"My eye hurts."

"I need a new diaper!!"

"Mooooooooommmmmmmy"

My newborn is sleeping awesomely at night. Usually a couple 3-4 hour stints (early in the night), and then not as well after 4/5am (but okay).

My 2 year old, however, has been waking up around 4am & giving me an hour's worth of nonsense every night. Ay yi yi! Luckily it hasn't corresponded with when I'm actually feeding August (yet) but it is so annoying to be woken up by a 2 year old every 20 minutes when I know the clock is already ticking on the newborn!!!!

Hopefully this phase will pass soon....

7 comments:

Kate said...

I need to sing.

I'm sorry. I totally laughed.

Hang in there.

Michelle said...

I don't know if it will help, but Nathan went through a spell of getting up at 4:00 am. We bought him an alarm clock that is a stoplight. He has to stay in bed and quiet when the light is red. He's allowed to get up or make noise when the light is green. Yellow is just a nightlight. It worked like a charm start from the first night...

http://www.amazon.com/Stoplight-Sleep-Enhancing-Clock-Pajamas/dp/B002TKLN3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1273511280&sr=8-1

Cello Mama said...

Ugh. Kate's night-waking started right after Elizabeth was born, too. It was AWFUL for awhile. Last night she woke me up twice for bad dreams - but it's the first time in months. (and she knows if she does it again tonight there will be consequences) It will get better. Good luck, hon.

(Just read Michelle's comment - I LOVE that alarm clock idea!!!)

-Peder said...

Our fights are at the beginning of the night. Which might be easier! It can't last forever, right?

carrster said...

Peder--we have the fights AT bedtime too. It's a crappy phase. Period.

Kate--I often sing to her (which is what she means) but her declaration of NEEDING to sing cracks me up too.

Laurie--I hope it gets better!!!!!!

Michelle--that is an awesome idea. Peder uses something similar. I'm not sure that she would 'get it' yet (or conversely that she would care about our 'rules,' but I'm going to remember this & try it if things continue.

Holly said...

Oh... Pete just heard a story about a classmate of Claire's yesterday. Sounds similar to Dahlia, only he wouldn't go to bed until after 1am.

We're going to try the light thing ourselves. I have a nightly visitor. No idea what causes it.

Anonymous said...

At a similar age, my friend's son said, "I need suntan lotion!" and "I need a haircut!" to try to get a reaction!

The things they come up with!