My son has never been a good sleeper. And by that, I mean he has slept through the night maybe 10 times in his life but for the last six months or so, he would wake once and come and settle in our bed with a cuddle.
He does have a speech delay & the last two weeks had been awful with him waking 7-8 times a night asking for his dummy and so we decided to take it away. The first night was bad (as expected) but by lunch the next day he stopped asking for his dummy and went down for a nap easy.
The thing is though, his sleep has gone from bad to worse. He is going to sleep late (doesn't appear tired) or if we try to get him down as soon as he starts rubbing his eyes, we still end up trying for like two hours before he crashes. When he finally does, he wakes up yelling (not screaming- yelling. It's definitely an angry yell) and demands to get up and watch a movie and hits and kicks me. He's ****ty when he wakes for the day. Last night he just yelled periodically in his sleep (didn't ask to get up etc) but his total time in bed sleeping was only 8 hours. He is exhausted.
I'm just not really sure what's going on. He hasn't asked for his dummy, so I don't think it's that. Is it night terrors? Is he just sleeping like crap because he's overtired? Is this "normal"? Before we took the dummy away and he was getting more sleep he had started to yell & hit during the day when frustrated but now overnight too!
I am one tired mama. Thanks