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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sleeeeepppppyyyy

This is how I feel lately...


Sleep.Deprived. 

Our sweet little girl has decided that she will wake up every.single.night at 1:00 or 2:00.


Not fun. 


We honestly have no idea what's going on. She's slept through the night since she was 5 weeks old. Sleep has never been an issue. We felt so blessed with how well she slept! We've only started having problems at about 6 months. We have checked her teeth, her ears, stomach, etc, but it's not stopping. I've read a lot online {the ultimate guide, right?} that it could be night terrors or even her having separation anxiety {waking up and realizing she's alone}. I've also read that a lack of sleep could be causing the lack of sleep, and that sometimes they have this after big milestones like crawling.


But would it still be happening? She's been crawling for over a month now, and like clockwork she wakes up crying nightly. Our routine has not changed from Day One. She goes to bed about 8:30 every night, and about 1:00 or 2:00 the crying begins. Sometimes she's sitting straight up in her crib. Sometimes she's laying down and kicking her legs, hard. Most of the time her eyes are still closed. We're trying to let her cry it out. I know that waking her up, feeding her, etc. builds a habit I don't want to start, but when she cries from 1 to 3 and you have to get up at 5, you'll do almost anything to make it stop. 


At this point, I am just praying. Praying that God would give us wisdom to see what the problem is and how to fix it, and that Emerson would have PEACE. I know that as big of a toll this is taking on Justin and me, it has to be hurting her even more. 

Until then, this has become almost daily...


I'd take it in an IV if they offered it. 

Any advice? Has anyone else experienced this? 

Advice and coffee wanted.

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