Sleepless in Portland
O.k. experienced mamas, someone needs your help! Is there anything Fara can do to catch a wee bit more sleep in the morning hours? She asks:
I have a 5 month old son who is into a great regular bedtime routine. We start with a calming warm bath, feeding, cuddling, and then he happily goes down to sleep in his own crib by around 6:45pm. He wakes up once during the night around 2 or 3 am, nurses and goes right back to sleep. Blissful, right? The problem-- he then wakes up no later than 5:30am and is totally ready for the day. I have tried putting him to bed later (although I do cherish my evenings alone with my husband) but that seems to make him wake up even EARLIER! I also tried leaving him in his crib until 6am since he is usually just happy to lay and chatter to himself until then, but he doesnt seem to get that 5am is not wake up time. Am I doomed to become a morning person or does anyone have any suggestions as to how to help this little guy sleep in a bit?