Another one bites the dust...
Another wasted day that is.
Jake hasn't been sleeping well lately, but it has gotten worse since his surgery - he wakes up several times night and cries for what feels like hours. Jess has been to work early several days this week because we both ended up getting up to care for Jake in the wee hours and instead of going back to bed he just stays up.
I think I have figured out the problem - Jake is spoiled and it is totally our fault. I feel rotten about spoiling him and I know that breaking him of this waking up and wanting to be "walked" to sleep thing is going to be really painful for all parties, but when I have just gotten to bed an hour or two earlier and then Jake wakes up for an hour or more - that puts me going back at bed at around 5, which makes an exhausted and worthless Mommy. Not to mention a cranky kid all the next day.
The first step in the repairing the damage we have done is we are both going to try to wear him totally out during the day and cut out any late afternoon napping. I'm hoping this works so we don't have to do step 2 - letting him cry it out. :(