So it started off with DS sleeping all night in his toddler bed, which amazed us... to then him waking at about 3am and crawling in bed with us and sleeping until the alarm goes off, and NOW he is waking and coming in, climbing in bed and wanting to be silly and muck around! He refuses to lay down and sleep with us. When I ask him to he says "No mum" and if i try to just go back to sleep he starts pulling my hair, hitting me in the head.... sometimes he'll bite me. He doesn't do it to DH, ONLY me!
Last night was really bad - he kept me up for 3 hours, and I am newly pregnant and already fed up with this behavior!
What can i do about it though? he is also every night refusing to stay in bed, he will get up about 30 times and ill just keep repeatedly putting him back to bed. Its exhausting, he's quite a heavy toddler so tonight since I am newly pregnant and didn't want to strain anything i put him to bed, kissed him goodnight said I loved him, he came out once - so i put him back then closed the door and held it shut. He tried to open it and cried for about 5 mins and then gave up and put himself to bed. I felt terrible for it, but I am feeling at a loss.
Now the night time wakings are an issue... i feel tempted to actually lock him in his bedroom, but also don't want to as id hate for him to not be able to come to me when he needs me. So i wont. Please don't flame me for saying that either, I am not actually doing it - I am feeling desperate though as I have a **** customer service job and working it while tired is a killer.
Surely im not the only one going through this though - any tips??