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    Almost 4 month old DS has not slept since 7 am and it's nearly 12:30

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Almost 4 month old DS has not slept since 7 am and it's nearly 12:30
    Oh dear...

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    So I spent 45 mins rocking ds to sleep & then 15 mins later dh came in saying there was a phone call for me, and woke ds up. And of course he couldn't resettle him as he has a migraine.

    So I spent 30 mins trying to resettle with no luck, so I got him up. Had time to feed him & eat half a banana (the rest was bad) before he started losing the plot. Just spent an hour of nonstop rocking & he's finally back asleep.

    I haven't had lunch, dh couldnt even do that for me after waking ds up. Ive eaten half a banana since 6am. Im trying not to fall asleep & my neck is killing me from holding ds for all his sleeps.

    So over this. So ready to just walk out on ds & dh. I just want my old life back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    So I spent 45 mins rocking ds to sleep & then 15 mins later dh came in saying there was a phone call for me, and woke ds up. And of course he couldn't resettle him as he has a migraine.

    So I spent 30 mins trying to resettle with no luck, so I got him up. Had time to feed him & eat half a banana (the rest was bad) before he started losing the plot. Just spent an hour of nonstop rocking & he's finally back asleep.

    I haven't had lunch, dh couldnt even do that for me after waking ds up. Ive eaten half a banana since 6am. Im trying not to fall asleep & my neck is killing me from holding ds for all his sleeps.

    So over this. So ready to just walk out on ds & dh. I just want my old life back.
    Oh hun I've been there. My dd used to fall asleep and then wake 30 mins later and scream the house down. It sounds like chronic over tiredness. I sometimes wouldn't eat a thing until 5pm.
    I'd pace our hallway rocking dd to sleep for 30 minutes at a time every couple of hours. I was losing my mind.

    I don't blame you for feeling like you do. I remember thinking I understand why some women hurt themselves or their babies after being tortured with sleep deprivation and a screaming baby all day.

    I got through it by just accepting that this won't last, she will change and it'd just temporary. I repeated this in my head every day. Luckily karitane/sleep school then helped us immensely.

    Do you have a friend or family that can take care of your ds for a few hours here and then to give you respite?
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    DS, 20 minutes ago you were sooking, winging and generally having a meltdown because you were so tired. I put you to bed so why do you insist on hitting the bars with your dummy and trying to kill your blankie? Go to sleep!! 😩😘 cheeky boy.

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    I'm eating clean and my husband is eating KFC. I'm pretending the chips I can smell are in my mouth instead of my quinoa salad and lamb :-(

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    Oh great, just the morning of the day we go to sleep school ds wont feed properly & seems ok when he's up but wont stop screaming when we are trying to settle him. Cant figure out if he's sick or just really tired. If he's sick we cant go. No temperature so fingers crossed he's just really tired. So anxious that we'll get there, the paed will look at him & send us home.

    And not only that but now he's been up since 6am & hasnt slept at all so its going to be great going to sleep school & starting a new sleep training self settling thing when he is that overtired. He'll just wind up hysterical & ill be bawling & dh cant stay all day as he has to work this arvo. Dont know why im bothering. Why does this always happen to me?...... sometimes I wonder why I even bother trying to get help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Oh great, just the morning of the day we go to sleep school ds wont feed properly & seems ok when he's up but wont stop screaming when we are trying to settle him. Cant figure out if he's sick or just really tired. If he's sick we cant go. No temperature so fingers crossed he's just really tired. So anxious that we'll get there, the paed will look at him & send us home.

    And not only that but now he's been up since 6am & hasnt slept at all so its going to be great going to sleep school & starting a new sleep training self settling thing when he is that overtired. He'll just wind up hysterical & ill be bawling & dh cant stay all day as he has to work this arvo. Dont know why im bothering. Why does this always happen to me?...... sometimes I wonder why I even bother trying to get help.
    It's actually a good thing he is at his worst. They will see how bad he is and how you feel and act around the situation.

    Now you also need to change your attitude! Tell yourself this WILL work. If you go in thinking it won't work it never will.

    You are so lucky to get an early spot so go to sleep school and listen to EVERYTHING! This WILL work! Make that your mantra. Repeat it over and over again. Don't waste this opportunity!!!!

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