First, I do still love the No Cry Sleep Solution, and things are still getting better. But they’re not perfect. And months of sleep deprivation gets to you.And Daylight Savings Time has majorly effed with us. And baby is currently going through a wonder week in which she realizes I can leave, which makes her extra clingy. Plus, I think, a physical growth spurt.
Add all that together and things kind of suck.
We’re still making progress. But it’s slowed. And in some areas backslid.
A major one? We’re back to refusing to get off the breast.
And there’s nothing to make you hate nursing like a child who refuses to stop.
I spent two hours getting baby down last night. TWO HOURS. (And then she woke up thirty minutes later.)
The reason it took so long? She wouldn’t let me take her off the breast.
Before Daylight Savings we had worked our way to a point where I would nurse her to sleep, stand, take her off, and put her in her crib. She’d wake in the process but go right back to sleep.
It. Was. GLORIOUS.
Now if I take her off she cries. Awake. And won’t settle.
When I can finally get her off I lower her in the crib. And she wakes. And throws a fit. And won’t settle.
So then when she has a brief awakening in the night she throws a fit and won’t settle.
We’re largely back to up every hour or two.
And it is killing me.
Add in she’s now waking up an hour “early” and…yeah.
I am on the verge of losing it. I am so tired. And I am so frustrated. I was ok with slow progress as long as there was progress. And there was. And it was steady. But I feel like daylight savings has taken that all away. And now I just want to give up.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my eighth attempt to put her down from what was originally a 4:30 waking appears to have been successful (knock wood), so I’m going to snatch the hour of sleep she’ll hopefully give me before we’re up for the day bright and early.