Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Blues

For the past two months sleeping has been a joke at our house. Ava has never been much of a good sleeper, but at least when we used to put her to bed I could count on a good four to five hours of uninterrupted sleep. Not these days. Its been a struggle for us to even get her to sleep. It's not that she's not tired either, she can barely hold her eyes open. But she changes positions every two seconds and whines. I know part of it is our fault somehow for this one reason or another and part of it I think is sleep regression.

During this time in a baby's life so many developmental things are going on and it's keeping the baby from being able to sleep. They are going through a growth spurt, teething, and learning new things.

But I cant help feel like a failure. This is the first time I feel truly helpless.

I thought the sleeping situation would have been awesome by this age but it's only been harder. I have tried several sleep methods. Crying it out has only resulted in Ava getting so upset she throws up and ,in turn, I end up having to change the sheets, clean Ava, and myself up. It's not fun. I have tried white noise, lullabies, reading, bedtime success.

I know I am having a mini pity party for myself right now, but I had to vent before I had an emotional meltdown. I sure hope we can all get some better sleep soon. On that note, I'm going to bed. Or attempt to. Goodnight moon!

1 comment :

  1. Oh Julia, this post made me sad! You are not a failure! We all hear that all babies are different, it is not your fault!I know it must be so difficult right now, but it has to get better! Hang in there, I love you!


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