Geez, I wish as a parent you had all the answers. Malaia seems to be waking up about 3-4 times a night. I know she's not the only kid in the world who does this, but when it comes to all of our friends and their kids it sure seems like she's the only one. Last night Ang got up with her at 12 and rocked her back to sleep. Then she got up with her at 1 am and gave her a bottle(something we need to cut out doing) and rocked her back to sleep. Then I got up with her at about 1:40am and all of the sudden it was play time. Nothing I did could get her back to sleep. So I chose to take her downstairs and let her run around until she got tired again.
Well Ang got up at about 3:40 deciding that was long enough and away we went back to bed. I wish we knew why she insisted on getting up so friggen much. Unfortunately, she has a really bad diaper rash right now, and we're not quite sure if this is attributing to the waking up and crying or not. We changed her daytime diapers to a no name brand and I'm guessing they are the culprit. I think we won't use them anymore.
All I know is we have to figure this sleep issue out right now. With baby #2 coming a lot faster than we're prepared for right now. I'm not willing to stay up all night everynight, with the two of them. Especially when Malaia will be moving into her new room with a full size bed in about 2 weeks. But who knows, maybe that will be the key!