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Thread: Its 4 a.m. and the baby won't sleep!

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    Its 4 a.m. and the baby won't sleep!

    He fed at 2 am and has not been able to go back to sleep. So I am up, groggy-eyed, with coffee in hand trying to remember why I wanted to have another baby? I am pretty sure the answer will come to me at some point but for right now, can I trade this 10 month old for a puppy? LOL!
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    No, sorry no swaps at the moment "Puppies for babies" LOL
    I can relate, when I remember those late nights/early mornings rocking a baby that was happy to be rocked but wanted nothing to do with the crib.

    all with be forgiven when he is taking a nap and you have caught up on some sleep.
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    They grow up so fast and then you will wish that they were small again.
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    That is how i found this board - late night feedings.

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    Enjoy this time. They grow up fast and become teenagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt View Post
    Enjoy this time. They grow up fast and become teenagers.

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    My DD gave me a plaque that says "Grandchildren are the reward you get for not strangling your teenagers." How true!

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    I have 4 stepchildren, a 12 yr old of my own, 12 granchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Let me check the local ads for puppies and I'll trade. I always wanted a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 8 but when you don't get started being able to conceive and carry until 45, having a large family isn't feasible.


    Seriously though, I wish I lived closer, I'd take him for a few days so that you could get some sleep.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Oh I so remember, I also remember I always wished it back having him safe in my arms at 4 am rather than wondering where they were. This is just for a little while teenagers are teens for a lot longer!!

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    I remember those days and nights. Hopefully you will get a nap in to catch up on sleep. I miss my kids so much! There are times when I see little tykes in stores with their mommies and I think back to when mine were babies. Cherish each moment.
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    I remember that desperate feeling when you just want sleep, for both of you! With my first baby, she was awake for hours around 2:00 and I finally called my mom in tears, I was just at my wit's end and didn't know what to do (having tried everything). My sisters got on me for it, said I shouldn't scare our mom by calling in the middle of the night. But -- I needed my mom, because that's what moms are for. And now you are a mom...it's a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I remember that desperate feeling when you just want sleep, for both of you! With my first baby, she was awake for hours around 2:00 and I finally called my mom in tears, I was just at my wit's end and didn't know what to do (having tried everything). My sisters got on me for it, said I shouldn't scare our mom by calling in the middle of the night. But -- I needed my mom, because that's what moms are for. And now you are a mom...it's a great job!
    Lol maybe next time call your sisters instead! I wouldn't worry about it, your mom was probably only worried for the 8 seconds it took for you to tell her what the problem was, and I bet if you asked her, she'd tell you she was glad you reached out to her for help.

    I remember feeling annoyed when my first son wouldn't sleep, but it was almost 7 years until I had my second son, and I knew good and well to treasure those moments when we were together in that quiet, sleeping house. It helped that I was a stay-home mom by then, too.

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    It is true, they do grow up fast. I really shouldn't complain, he is a really good baby most of the time. He is having a rough go of teething, dealing with a nasty diaper rash outbreak, and trying to walk all at the same time. That would be enough to disrupt anyone's sleep!

    I have always heeded people when they told me to cherish the moments. I know that when my sons are grown, I will have many memories of our shared moments, the good ones and the frustrating ones, to reflect on and I will know that I was as present as possible for each of them. And when they call ME in the middle of the night when their kids won't sleep, I will have a good laugh!!!

    Thanks for letting me blow off my steam and for the encouraging words!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready View Post
    I have 4 stepchildren, a 12 yr old of my own, 12 granchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Let me check the local ads for puppies and I'll trade. I always wanted a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 8 but when you don't get started being able to conceive and carry until 45, having a large family isn't feasible.

    Seriously though, I wish I lived closer, I'd take him for a few days so that you could get some sleep.
    I can relate to this. We had our kids later too and I have often told my husband that I wish we had started trying sooner so we could have had more. If you were closer, I'd take you up on that offer and have a nice long nap!
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    When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000 step process."

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    I remember those nights of walking the floors because my daughter had colic for the first 3 months so sleep was a luxury when it came, but then I had a toddler that was 2 so again so sleep. No wonder my hubby says I'm nocturnal I can get by on next to no sleep.
    When the baby is asleep with the face of an angel you will forget all about the crying and walking, I don't have any puppies but I can loan you a boxer that think's he's a lap dog and crying babies don't bother him at all. Wish I lived closer I'd offer to walk the floor so you can sleep

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    Sending you positive thoughts for baby taking a very long nap today so you can get some well needed sleep. The early months are an endurance test as I remember it. Hang in there.

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    LOL sometimes I used to wish I could trade my kids for a puppy ! but they grew up to be healthy happy adults- with 3 beautiful grands from one DD. I think the years under 5 are the best in life .. after 5 they go to school and take on their friends habits and bring em home!LOL leave those habits at school!LOL and come home my little baby !LOL
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    I understand. Went through it also.

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    my uncle did trade my mother for a puppy because he already had 4 sisters........that has been almost 100 years ago but no one in the family ever forgets
    not sure who was more upset my grandmother or the lady that suddenly had a 2 week old in her kitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    my uncle did trade my mother for a puppy because he already had 4 sisters........that has been almost 100 years ago but no one in the family ever forgets
    not sure who was more upset my grandmother or the lady that suddenly had a 2 week old in her kitchen
    That is to funny!!!!!!
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    I always used Desitin for baby's bottom. I swear you could waterproof a boat with that stuff. A very wise woman once told me, you sleep when baby sleeps no matter what else needs doing. (my mother)

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    If only you were in SOUTH CAROLINA,
    I would love to rock him. J J

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    Our 4yr old DGS told his mother then little brother wouldn't stop fussing, "see I told you we should have gotten the cat." That just about says it all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    My DD gave me a plaque that says "Grandchildren are the reward you get for not strangling your teenagers." How true!
    I just reminded my son of this on Christmas...we are going to be first time grandparents this summer...

    As far as the trade...I have a needy 5 yr old Chihuahua...but is your 10 month old housebroken???
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I just reminded my son of this on Christmas...we are going to be first time grandparents this summer...

    As far as the trade...I have a needy 5 yr old Chihuahua...but is your 10 month old housebroken???
    LOL! Unfortunately no, he is not. I gave him some bare bottom time yesterday and he wet the floor! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I always used Desitin for baby's bottom. I swear you could waterproof a boat with that stuff. A very wise woman once told me, you sleep when baby sleeps no matter what else needs doing. (my mother)
    Wise woman, I had a sinkful of dirty dishes yesterday because I did exactly that! I like Desitin too - works well and he is already doing better. Thank goodness we got a little sleep last night (despite 7 wake-ups) my husband and I are now taking shifts. I am a little less punchy today, but still not going anywhere near my sewing room - I'd end up with a needle in my finger or a stack of work to rip out!
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    When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000 step process."

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