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Join me. It just keeps getting worse

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Cbell Tue 12-Jul-11 11:19:15

So I have a 6mo DD. I think she is delightful although I am feeling less certain of this the more hellish our nights together get.

This morning I am chanting 'Babyhood is finite', 'She will sleep better eventually'

I am also having thoughts like...I shall eat cake...lots of cake and get really fat. I shall stop eating...then they'll know I can't take any more. I shall run away.

Needless to say things are not going well. I am holding on to the idea that there must be light at the end of the tunnel but I think we've taken a wrong turn and I don't seen to have a torch.

So if things are going horribly wrong and you don't know what to do, please join me. I really need some support sad

SleepySuzy Tue 12-Jul-11 12:09:21

I will join you. Laid on bed in tears feeding DS as she's been awake since 7 and I can't get her to sleep.

Tried the usual BFing to sleep. Didn't work. Been for a drive. She fell asleep. Then woke as soon as I tried to put her down in the house.

Cbell Tue 12-Jul-11 14:50:50

Ah well Suzy it's just me, you and to sleepless infants. What time is cocktail hour?

SleepySuzy Tue 12-Jul-11 18:12:59

Erm now? She finally slept at about 12pm for an hour or two. Done lots of whinging since sad

bagelmonkey Tue 12-Jul-11 18:43:02

My 5 1/2mo DD started out a terrible sleeper, but we eventually got her to sleep fairly well at night, waking 2-3 times per night. A couple of months ago we finally started to be able to get her to take a daytime nap, and for a few weeks she was taking decent daytime naps with minimal stress and sleeping for 5-6 hours before waking at night, then usually waking another 1-2 times before morning. The last couple of weeks she's back to waking every 1-2/3 hours at night, boobing to sleep and only very short daytime naps if she falls asleep feeding or in the buggy.
I know it could be so much worse, but it had all looked so promising!

PukeyRag Tue 12-Jul-11 20:21:49

Growth spurts, sleep regressions, teething, naps, too tired to name the rest but it all really makes you question things doesn't it?
It is hard and, Cbell, I have eaten lots of cake, and I have gone 5 days without eating a single thing before now but alas, it doesn't make the child sleep.

Over the last few days I have been forcing my DD (17weeks) to nap nap nap in the day, and her night time sleep has improved.

How much is your DD napping? Do you co-sleep? Is she BF or FF? Do you plan on making her do all the housework when she's 16 to make up for it? grin

I'm thinking of getting 'this too shall pass' tattooed across my forehead....

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