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