Wake up feeling tired? Check. Excessive daytime sleep? Check. Cranky? Check.
Only those with a baby will truly understand what it’s like to be sleep deprived. It is like a form of torture and you start to think there’s no point going to sleep as you’ll be more tired waking up then if you had stayed up. This was us last night.
My 10 and a half month old goes through cycles of being able to sleep through to frequently waking up almost every few hours overnight, which isn’t that bad but when she wakes up, it’s impossible to get her back to sleep now that she’s a bit older and aware of her surroundings. She’s currently going through separation anxiety which is just as bad as when she was attached to my breasts (and waking up every 2 hours because she couldn’t put herself back to sleep). So she’ll wake up and sook until it’s me that comes in and holds her back to sleep. It can’t be anyone else as she’ll scream. Sometimes it’s so bad, she won’t go back to sleep unless I take her into bed with me.
Not sure how long this will last but my normal method of ‘pick up and put down’ isn’t working anymore. During the day she’s fine, it’s normally just overnight.
Anyone have any suggestions? This mama is worn out and desperately needs some sleep! My husband suggested that we introduce a toy which she can become attached to so that when I’m not around, she has something to hold on to. I’ll give this a go and let you all know how it goes!