**** Took a quick break to grab my screaming child and cuddle her like we used too, she was out in seconds.****
But still the fact remains. I used to have to cuddle her until she was asleep and so the slow crawl/roll off of our bed as to not wake our sleeping beauty. Now, it's a wonder she gets any sleep at all. We've since moved her into her own room, that one we painted a pretty pink and put a crib in with hopes of our daughter actually sleeping there. The first few days were Ahhmazing! She slept peacefully and all night as well. Now:::: I send messages out to my sister and step mom asking WHY WON'T MY CHILD SLEEP!?!
It seems as though she is afraid we will leave her, or something will happen to her while she's sleeping. We can rock her for an hour, but as soon as we lay her down she wakes up screaming! Even nap times are bad. Today she had a whopping 15 minute nap! Most nights it's a struggle for sure. Psh, what am I talking about- every night is a struggle!
As we are embarking on a new journey to expand our family, this time for real, it's hard to imagine having to continue to fight Natalie while managing a pregnancy and then a newborn. Will this stop? Is it a stage that she will soon *cross my fingers it's sooner* will grow out of?
I have friends looking to me for advise on how to sleep train their child to sleep.. When in fact I am the one needing the advise!