Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All day and all of the night...

If you know me, I'm sure you've heard me complain about what a terrible sleeper Madelyn is. I really hate that I complain about this all the time but seriously, she's almost a year old!

Since she got her first ear infection, oh about 2 months ago, she hasn't slept through the night. Now, don't get me wrong. I can handle her getting up once a night, that's not a problem, even if she's up for an hour, I can handle that. It's the getting up 4 or 5 times a night. I just don't know what to do. We've tried to let her CIO a couple times now and it's pointless. She gets herself so worked up she almost hyperventilates and then she's obviously not going to go to sleep. She wakes up in the middle of the night crying, I rock her back to sleep, she'll sleep for an hour or two and then she wakes up and we start the whole process over again. It's getting to the point where I'm so tried all the time that I'm being mean to everyone. I realize I'm doing it, but it's almost like I can't stop it. I just don't know what to do anymore!

1 comment:

Faye said...

Oh, hon. I wish I had some pearls of wisdom for you... but this is one of the MAJOR reasons I co-sleep. I know it's not a viable option for everyone, so I'm totally not going to preach or anything. Just going to state that there's nothing wrong with doing whatever you gotta do to get through. If you can't function it's not good enough. I hope something changes for you soon, hon. I'm right there with you on being grumpy all the time. It sucks. *hugs*