My 8 week old Audrey wakes up my husband and I around 6:30 every morning. She makes a total fuss in her bassinet, but as soon as I take her out and lay her in the bed with us she is all coos and smiles. I am not a morning person, but I love that time with her. She is up for about an hour then goes back to sleep in her swing. Usually at that time my 4 year old Lindsey wakes up and it's time for the morning routine.
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Posts: 1,506 6/11/09 4:45 A
MILITLADY - about sleeping through the night, if you're really committed and baby is a little stubborn - you might have to bite the bullet and go with a little cry it out method. I don't go whole hog ever on that approach myself, but I do let her go at it for a while, then try to calm her and give her another chance, over and over again until she gets the hint. Good luck!
Hunter is a definite night owl. He sometimes doesn't go to sleep until midnight. He must get it from me. :) He usually sleeps until 10 am. That is of course after waking me up 2 or 3 times a night. Any ideas on getting him to sleep through the night? I really need a good nights sleep. He just turned 15 months and has only slept through the night once.
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Posts: 1,723 6/10/09 10:58 P
Sammy gets up most days at 7ish. Unless I don't need to get up for work or some other plans. :) He has some day's he has slept in till almost 9 but it's always on days I have to be up early so I don't get to enjoy it, which bites!! But oh well he at least wakes up very happy, so even if I don't really want to be up one look at him and I can't help to smile!
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Fitness Minutes: (26,955) Posts: 2,131 6/10/09 10:47 P
We are up between 6:30-7 am every day of the week. My 5 month old usually wakes between 4-5:30 if I am really lucky and I nurse him and we stay in bed until around 7am. Lately he has been waking for a 2 am feed too even though he went for a long stretch without one. My 2 yo is usually the one yelling at us to get out of bed by 6:30. We just start our day at that time and have breakfast and watch the morning news, the kids play...dh is outta the house by 7:30 on weekdays & 4 am on the weekends so I don't have to try to stay quiet for anyone.
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Posts: 125 6/10/09 5:36 P
I have to wake my 3 month old Sophia up by 7am on the days that I go to work so she can nurse. So our time is mainly spent breastfeeding and then I try to get her back to sleep and pump for a little before I have to leave. On days that I don't have to work she sleeps until at least 8 or 9.
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Posts: 40 6/10/09 2:46 P
My six month old wakes EVERY day at 4:30am. If I nurse him quickly, he will then sleep until approximately 5:30 or 6:15 if I am REALLY lucky. How do you all have babies that sleep so much?? However, my oldest was formula fed, and she slept even less than this one.
Normally Jack and I lay around until 6am on weekdays(6:30 or 7am on the weekends), and then his older sister usually wakes. Once we are all up, it's the daily routine--get dressed, brush teeth, downstairs to let dog out, eat breakfast, pack lunches, then out the door to school and work (for me). Looking forward to him sleeping longer as he gets older.
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Fitness Minutes: (18,870) Posts: 684 6/10/09 11:36 A
Normally my youngest will wake on a trend for weeks and then change...so recently it's been a 6 am wake up, sighhh..so we just go downstairs and start the morning routine...
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Posts: 2,799 6/10/09 10:07 A
When left undisturbed, Caleb will sleep until 8:30-9am every morning. Unfortunately, I have to get him up at 6am during the week
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Posts: 523 6/10/09 9:17 A
I leave for work by 5 AM every morning - but sometimes my daughter gets up before I would like too! Hehe. Ususally I would try to get her back to sleep so that her father doesn't have to wake up when I leave.
On the weekends I don't worry as much, so if we're up early, we read books, dance to low-key music, etc. - kind of try to keep it quiet and mellow. There's a donut shop nearby that opens at 5 AM so very occasionally we take a walk over there and pick up a couple - they have a wonderful old-fashioned donut that isn't too bad as an occasional treat.
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Posts: 14,459 6/10/09 9:06 A
We're up at 7am 7 days a week. Even though the 2 youngest ones often wake before that, the rule is "not out of bed until 7" our (almost 4yr old) will come running to our room all excited at 7:00 SHARP saying "its seven dero dero" At least she stays in her bed (after months of non-pleasant mornings of her waking the house at 6am or earlier)
The baby goes to sleep at 7pm every night, Ali goes to sleep at 7:30pm every night (put to bed at same time, but Ali is allowed to read for a little bit before going to sleep) But it don't matter if they are up later at night (we had a function to go to last Saturday night and didn't get home until after 9pm and then had to do 3 kid baths b/c they were so filthy) But guess what! They both still woke the same time in the am!!
As for workout routines - we (dh and I) workout every Tue/Thur/Sat 8:30-10 while the older kids play with the younger ones. On other days I put the little ones in the double stroller and take a walk, then in the afternoon I will do a short SP video (or 2 if they are being very good for mommy)
Oh and everyone gets up at 7:00 here. Yup, 7 days a week, we ALL get up at 7am. No exceptions!! Everyone knows this and knows to get to bed early so you wont be cranky the next day!
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Dec 2008-Dec 2009 I faithfully maintained a 107-109... Unfortantely after Dec 2009, I let myself get back to a 115.6 - I'm back on track and am going to get back to my maintaining range again!
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Posts: 1,506 6/10/09 8:52 A
LOL! Miriella, by the way, is 21 mos and would be perfectly willing to stay awake until 9 or 10pm too - but she'd still wake up at 530! She drives me crazy (but I love her to death, so it's ok!).
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Lucy is a night owl; she won't go to bed until 9 or 10 pm, so she often sleeps until 8 or 9am; since I get up at 5am on the weekdays, I'm usually awake by 7am on the weekends, and that makes my early mornings absolutely wonderful, sacred, fantastic time. I check my email, drink tea, maybe exercise.
Any day of the week, though, she tends to wake up very happy, and very snuggly; once she's up, there's no doing anything else for about an hour, and then she's ready to explore, see the world, play around -- but that first hour seems to be vital for her transitions to independent exploration for the rest of the day.
She's 18 months.
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Posts: 1,506 6/10/09 8:44 A
Ever since the clocks changed she's gotten up anywhere between 5:30-6:30. She used to get up anywhere bewteen 6-7 or alternatively, at 530, nurse and go back to sleep for an hour - and YES that 1/2 hour makes a HUGE difference!
During the week, I cross my fingers that she'll be in a good mood (sometimes she'll wake up at that hour tired and cranky and STILL refuse to go back to sleep!). No matter what though, she's expected to occupy herself a bit - even if that means she does it cranky. That's my hour to exercise and get lunches ready, etc. and I enjoy hearing her chirp in the background, but I can't help her for every whine on the other hand.
On the weekends, I don't know how I make it through alive! IT's all a blur and I always dread it. Saturdays are so hard - everyone is sleeping at those hours so I have to be extra quiet which means no exercising b/c she makes SO much noise on her own - even in a good mood, and it IS Sat. after all - I mean, I'm in lazy mode too! So I sort of just lie around and smile at her and give her food and drink, adn drink my coffee, and occassionally take her with me to walk the dog and then around 830 try to leave to do something with both kids.
So, what about you? I'm especially dying to "hear" how it goes for you on the weekends if your baby is an early riser too!
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