So yeah, last night Ian decides to wake up about 2am. I try comforting him in his crib since he’s not sitting up yet. That didn’t last long. He sits up and I bring him out into the living room to rock. Oh my god, you would have thought I was smothering the poor boy. He did not want to rock, be held, nothing. He was throwing such a fit and at 2am in the morning. So I put him on the floor and he’s as happy as a lark. He races off to his toy chest and starts to play. Since he’s happy now, I go to pick him up so we can rock and go back to sleep. Again with the screaming and fidgeting. Put him back on the floor….smiles and laughs all around. My son wanted to get up and play at 2am.
By this time, Jesse and I are both up and we’re trying to figure out what to do. Ian doesn’t want to cuddle or go back to sleep, but both of us want him to sleep because we’re tired. So we decide that Jesse is going to stay up with Ian, while I go back to bed and get some sleep. The theory is he can sleep in, while I normally get up with Ian in the morning. Plus Jesse was already on his laptop and he was saying he wouldn’t be able to sleep knowing Ian was up anyway.
I should also mention that we had already tried giving him a 4oz bottle (he’s only been getting 4oz since we’re trying to wean him off of a night bottle). He took it and wanted to go back to playing. After I was able to sleep for about 30 minutes, while Jesse and Ian were in the living room, I get back up and fix Ian a 6oz bottle. He takes that with no problem and still wants to play. So I decide, if he wants to play, he can do it in his crib while we sleep. That lasted all of 5 minutes. However, I was able to get him to go back to sleep after a few minutes. I’m not sure how long it took me, but the last time I saw the clock, it said 3am.
If he does this to us tonight, he’s going to play in his crib. I have had to do that in the past; where Ian gets up for his bottle, but doesn’t want to go back to sleep. I’ve been able to put him in his crib and he’ll jabber away for a bit before going back to sleep. For some reason, it didn’t work last night.