So with Will I really stressed about how to get him to sleep. I tried EVERYTHING. We tried crying it out, but probably started too late. Who knows.. I do know that boy is determined. He would cry for hours. He would sweat, turn red, spit up, scream, and seem to be on the verge of hyperventilating. I just couldn't take it. We gave up. I probably didn't do it right. I just know that he was tired, I was tired, and when I put him in my bed we both slept.
Now we have a 2.5 year old who doesn't sleep. He never slept from the very beginning so maybe it's just him. But then again maybe it's b/c I've done it all wrong. I'll be the first to admit I'm just doing what I can to survive. We haven't had many nights of uninterrupted sleep in 2.5 years. He doesn't fall asleep until after 9, gets up a couple times a night (occasionally not), and then wakes up at 6ish. Sometimes he does sleep until 7, but not lately. This morning it was 5:30. 5:30. That means when the time change comes it will be 4:30. Those are not healthy sleep habits. I should be more tired than I am, but somehow I've adjusted. I do miss the sleep though.
So now we have another chance with baby number two. She is beginning to not sleep during the day. She's just not napping or staying asleep and becoming very fussy b/c she's so tired. The first two months were so easy, she just laid there and then fell asleep. Will never did that. Things are changing with her and I can't have a crying baby who doesn't sleep and a cranky toddler who doesn't sleep. I will lose my mind.
I am trying CIO again. Pray for my heart. I am way too sensitive for this business and it really kills me to hear her cry at all. I know this plan is supposed to work so I need to give it a shot. For her future sleep habits and the possibility of me getting some sleep someday too.
Her eyes are closed. Paci is in. .... ooooh no... eyes cracked open... please go to sleep.... please go to sleep.... crying. arrggg
Pray for sleep!!!