Ok I hoped not to join this thread but I always knew it was inevitable.
Dd2 still won't sleep through. She is 2 (27 months) and wakes up around 1.30 am at which point she ends up co-sleeping until about 7 am. Well actually she tosses and turns and kicks and scratches and sucks her dummy really loud in my ear. The list goes on.
@Nomsie actually inspired me to call a sleep helpline about the issue. Their advice was simply throw a mattress in dd2 room and for me to sleep in there when dd2 wakes.
My vent :
That's not my issue. She isn't co-sleeping friendly as it is. How will that help her actually sleep better! If she slept well while co sleeping then yeah but all co sleeping does for us is stop her from screaming the house down at night. The lack of sleep is affecting my mental stability, my and dp relationship, all relationships within the house actually, energy levels and so much more. I need a good night sleep regularly. Dp and I had a night away alone, the first since dd2 was born, and I sleep like a teenager. it was great. If I ask a professional for help then I really do need help because I don't like asking for it as it is. It seems when I ask for professional help it falls on deaf ears.