Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mad About You...

...If you haven't heard, my baby doesn't sleep. I dread bedtime because I never know if she'll give it up easy or fight me. If I'll be up all night or maybe get a couple hours of sleep...in a row. Every night is a crapshoot. What amazes me is that no matter how rough a night it is or how little sleep we've all gotten, my sweet AR always wakes up with a smile, a pat on my cheek and my heart melts.

I feel like we've tried everything: rocking, patting, sshhing, co-sleeping, gentle CIO, CIO, teething gel, Infant Advil, gas drops...you name it and we've tried it. I've made an appointment with the Sleep Lady. It was supposed to be today, I've been waiting 3 weeks to go, on Sunday I started a countdown...4 nights until answers, 3 nights until answers. Then on Tuesday, they called and oops! they'd double booked. I was so upset that I almost cried. I really feel helpless and hopeless that nothing will work and this didn't help. So we rescheduled for this coming Tuesday so hopefully there's sleep in our future. I've been keeping a sleep log for almost 3 weeks and I've even videotaped her fussing and crying at night for the Sleep Lady to see herself. I'll let you know how it goes.

The whole time we've been having sleep issues and Matt brought up CIO, in the back of my mind I keep thinking of an episode of "Mad About You." This is what I feel like our house is like at night. However, I must say that they are very positive and supportive during all of this. If you've ever been awake every hour on the hour, walking back and forth between rooms then you know that this is no way you are that kind to anyone around.



I love my sweet AR and I'd give up every night of sleep for her but I'm really looking forward to sleep in my future.

5 comments :

Christy Duffy said...

Oh, this makes me so sad for y'all! Not sleeping is not good! Teaching children to fall asleep on their own is a very good gift you'll give them - one that I see the benefits of each night, and have been for over 18 years. Don't give up! And I'm happy to talk with you if you'd like.

MamaCassie said...

I totally feel your pain! Annaliese is now 14 months old and she will have a good run of sleeping through the night, but then suddenly it will stop and she is up 1-2 times a night almost every night. I saw the option of a "sleep lady" on the Tia and Tamera show and I thought that might be something to try out. Please let us know how it works out. Hang in there mama!
*By the way, Mad About You was a great show, but I've never seen this episode! hilarious!

SLESE1014 said...

OH! Watching that video made my heart hurt. I've been there. It sucks...Oh I hope A starts to go down easier. There's been a lot of talk lately about earlier to bed easier they go down. I've started putting Raegan down about 30 min earlier than I was. She has had 2 good nights and one terrible night. But after her terrible night, she didn't really nap. Hoping this isn't some sort of pattern. Good luck...and know you are not alone....there seems to be a rash of sleepless babies in blogger land. Hoping things get better for you soon!

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

Just caught up. Thanks for telling me about this blog. She is getting so big! I'm sorry no one is getting any sleep. I really hope the sleep lady can help and you will be getting lots of sleep soon.

Jenni-Bee said...

I absolutely love that you love her so much to not care if she needs you all throughout the night. While I say that, I still would love for her to give you a break and start sleeping through the night. I have my fingers crossed for you, and please post right away about how it went with the sleep lady. I might be more excited than you... it's like you're going to meet Santa or something!