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At my wits end

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Hughfearnley Mon 12-Jan-15 08:10:45

11 month old Dd has always been a fantastic sleeper so I realise how lucky I have been and I'm assuming this is some kind of payback.
For the last 2 weeks she has just stopped sleeping. Waking pretty much every hour and sometimes more often. I suspect more teeth are coming but despite Calpol and ibuprofen at bedtime. Also all of us have a bad cold at the mo. And her cough which has just developed over the last 24 hours is one of the main causes. All of us are ill, and I have another health problem which means I'm waiting for a small op.
I'm at the end of my tether. DH and I are arguing there is Middle of the night sobbing. This is all compounded by the fact that I started back at work full time last Tues and have such a high stress job. Basically if I fuck up I could go to prison (very extreme and unlikely but minor lapses in concentration can have fairly major implications.)

Hughfearnley Mon 12-Jan-15 08:13:07

Sorry posted too soon.
I'm done in. Not enjoying being a parent in any way at the moment.
Not sure what I'm expecting by posting. Anyone any tips? I'm thinking of cosleeping tonight. What are the logistics of that? What do you put them in to sleep? What do you do with the duvet? How do you make sure they are safe?

sleepybuthappy Mon 12-Jan-15 09:13:31

I wouldn't change anything - it sounds like her sleep has deteriorated because of illness and teething and therefore should get better again. I think you just have to accept these periods when you have a baby and try to survive them as best you can. Does her up with calpol and nurofen before bed and prop her cot up. If you start cosleeping you could did yourself in a few weeks with a baby who is no longer ill or teething, who used to sleep well in her cot but who now wants to sleep with you every night...

Cupcakes123 Mon 12-Jan-15 09:20:09

I have nothing but sympathy for you. DS has forgotten how to sleep through the night, I spend most of the night sobbing as I'm just so tired and baby just wants to have a chat, roll around his cot and just generally not be asleep. DP snores through it all, this drives me insane so we argue constantly. It's really fun in my house at the moment hmm

Good job DS is cute otherwise I would have ebayed him a long time ago wink

I hope things get better soon, you're not alone x

Cupcakes123 Mon 12-Jan-15 09:23:15

Oh, and I tried co sleeping. DP was turfed out onto the sofa and baby in with me. We all well DS and I slept better but getting DS back into the cot was a nightmare, I didn't think it was worth it. I love him with all my heart but I like him sleeping in his own bed and didn't want him to get used to it

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