Sunday, January 31, 2010


Carter has been waking up between 5:15 and 5:30 every morning since we moved into our rental. Every morning. And sounds transmits terribly well in this place (and it is a terrible thing), so we can't really just let him cry himself back to sleep, because he'll wake up Allison. And then they'll keep eachother awake... Carter crying and babbling, Allison yelling at him to be quiet from the next room ("Hey! No, no!").

So last night we got brilliant (or desperate to sleep until 7 am, whatever you want to call it) and decided that we'd give him a bottle about 10 before we went to bed.

Carter woke up at 4:20 this morning.

I don't think our plan was very effective.

Maybe tonight we'll try giving him a bottle and Tylenol at 10. And Orajel. And does anyone one know of any good child-safe sedatives? We're starting to get desperate here...


Kate said...

Oh I'm so sorry Rosie, having little to no sleep is no fun. I wish I had some advice but I'm hopeless. Annabelle still doesn't sleep through the night. She usually wakes me up about twice. So trust me, I feel for you!

Glad you are in Syracuse safe and sound. Hope your rental woes get sorted out soon. Or that you just find a good house you like.

Grandma T. said...

You might try a health food store and look for a homeopathic.

Good luck!

cbleeflang said...

I would like you to teach me how to get killer deals on everything. You are such a good bargain shopper. I would also like to talk to you-is your cell phone number the same?

Ty said...

You know, I once saw an ad from the 1890 that said "Opium, the poor child's nurse". Probably not what you are looking for. You could try changing his nap schedule. For example moving it later so that he is awake later, the possibly sleeping in later.
Good luck!

Rosie said...

same phone number, at least for now Nessa. Funny story, I met a gal in our ward who reminds me so much of you. =) She talks just like you.