I was thinking this morning, after another 90 minute waking in the middle of the night, ‘when will all this end?’……… I normally remain quite positive, despite having a sleep debt larger than a small mountain, so what’s different today?
The answer?…. I don’t know to be honest, I guess it’s what Tamdin would call a SDD, Self Doubt Day. I guess I just figure that I should be doing something to get my sleep phobic bubba to sleep……..but I’ve tried most things, so what else can I do? I know Controlled Crying works for some families, but it’s not for us.
So instead of focusing on what I should or shouldn’t be doing, I decided to turn my attentions to the task of finding something positive about having a non-sleeping baby. This is what I came up with:
I have a 13 year son who is in year 9 at secondary school. Now he was a dream of a baby and slept through from 3months old, bliss! However, picture this, forward wind 13 years to a Monday morning (although to be fair, he’s like it every morning) with me shouting at him every 10 minutes to get ready and DS with his head under the covers, trying to catch a few more Z’s, arrgghhh………..
he is an absolute nightmare in the mornings. At least when the buddha bubs is awake, she’s AWAKE!! I’m thinking that this means it will continue when she starts school, so at least i’ll have a positive side to having a rubbish sleeper!