OK. I would like your tips and advice. I might not take them, but hey...who knows! ;)
We have a cranky butt on our hands.
His name is Christian.
His name is Christian.
Let me give you a little run down.
Christian is a mover. At 3 1/2 months he started rolling from back to front. All the time.
At 4 months he began getting up on his knees and then scooting forward.
I have to watch where I put him because he scoots across the room!!!
He wants to be moving.
He won't stay on his back.
Okay, so the boys both get up in the morning around the same time, between 6:30-7:30am. They eat and then about hour later they are ready to go back to sleep.
They are still swaddled.
Camden is a champ. You put him in bed wide awake and he puts himself out in no time.
Christian on the other hand, has to be rocked to near sleep and then put in his crib. Still awake, but extremely drowsy.
And then almost on the dot, he wakes up after 30 minutes screaming. We try and get him back to sleep by sticking his pacifier in his mouth, which used to work most of the time and now does not. After trying that and letting him cry for awhile we get him up.
If he was waking up happy and content, no big deal. But the dude is soooo tired still!
So he's cranky, but he's not hungry because he recently ate, but he doesn't want to be held or put on the ground. He is tired.
All 3 boys are sick and so we've allowed for some things this past week that we haven't and won't once all are healthy. That being, after he has awakened after that 30 minutes we stick him in the swing, swaddled and he sleeps for a long time.
But I am not about to let that continue!!
That will only make more problems later.
So, my questions are...
What do we do?
Do we stop swaddling him and let him CIO?.... but the kid won't stay on his back. He flips over and then screams and then pukes and then his head gets tired and then his face falls in his puke and up his nose and in his eyes and the concern for SIDS is still there....
Now, Jack started flipping over and sleeping on his tummy around 8-9 months, but never this early. It scares me!
Or do we keep him swaddled and let him CIO while swaddled?
The problem then becomes, Camden wakes after a nice nap and ready to eat. They he plays for awhile and then goes back down for a nap 1-2 hours after he wakes up.
But Christian, having awoken so soon and before his body was really ready, now is so tired when it's time to eat that he's so angry and won't eat and wants to sleep. And then he wakes up early again because he's hungry because his timing is all off.
And this means the boys are on opposite schedules.
Now, I know there are Mom's out there that don't believe in schedules. But I do. Especially with twins and a near 3 year old. When they were on a schedule a month or so ago...things were soooo much easier. The past several weeks have been down right awful again.
I need them to be eating and sleeping at the same times.
I know with identical twins they say this happens usually easier than with fraternal twins because, well...they are half the same person basically!
So...fraternal twin Mom's, that got their babies on schedules...HELP!!!!!!!
Again, I am not planning on implementing anything until all in the house are free of sickness. But I want to have a game plan here.
Right now, Christian is the most angriest crier I have ever heard. He just gets down right mad and he doesn't let up for nothin'!
He's a grump.
It makes me grumpy!
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