She is adorable right?
Sitting there in her crib, playing with her toys when she really should be sleeping.
Which is becoming a common occurrence these days. She doesn’t care for sleeping, especially when she has to wear her helmet to bed.
Hell, I wouldn’t want to sleep with that thing on my head either. Would you?
But at almost nine months old I could really use a good eight hours straight with no interruptions. Unfortunately for me I am up with Addison at least two or three times a night.
She gets up to nurse, and typically goes back to sleep but I am just at my sleepless wits end.
I am short with the older kids.
I am nursing headaches on a daily basis.
I am cranky.
I just want some sleep… that is all.
Even if it was just one night… one full night of sleep.
Is there some kind of strange magical spell I can put on her for the night, or something I can sacrifice to the sleep gods to actually get her to let me have just one full night… just one!
Please… I will do anything!
Sadly I know it is going to be a while before I get that full night of sleep. My middle son didn’t sleep through the night till he was fifteen months old. Yup a one before a five!
Why can’t all kids be like my oldest? Sleeping through the night at four months old. I guess he spoiled me and turned me into one of those smug parents who brags about their sleeping baby. Now I got payback times two!
How do you do it?
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