Hugs. I hope it passes soon. When does DD1 start her day at daycare?
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07-03-2016 14:50 #201
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07-03-2016 14:59 #202Senior Member
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Id love a sleep consultant, unfortunately we live in the sticks and there isn't any out here
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07-03-2016 15:00 #203Senior Member
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Can you get into sleep school?
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07-03-2016 15:00 #204
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07-03-2016 15:04 #205
Not sleeping and not coping- help
I'm regional too so no options locally, I can't afford or want to travel to sydney, and I have a household and family to look after
Eta: trying gentle techniques to get her to sleep without boob are an epic fail and I'm too exhausted to spend hours each night trying to get her down. I'm just so lost.
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07-03-2016 15:50 #206
When DS2 was around that age the best sleep I would get (and trust me best is a relative term) was the first one. It was often up to 2 hours. I remember one night deciding I was going to try to get him to sleep in a bassinet (rather than on top of me). I hadn't had a shower in 2 days and hadn't eaten since 6 am as I had no one to help me and I was desperate.
It was an epic fail he woke up within 2 minutes and screamed for over an hour before settling to sleep (feeding) again. He then woke every 30-40 minutes all night long.
I can remember thinking to myself well that was a stupid idea! I just gave up the limited sleep opportunity I was going to get. I didn't try again.
When you are exhausted it is all too much work. It doesn't matter if you know what you should or should not be doing - it is just too much work.
On Friday you will have some time, sleep when DD2 sleeps - however she sleeps! Don't worry about what you are doing wrong or right - just sleep when you can.
Until you catch up on sleep do what works to get that sleep. When the fog clears (and hang on to that thought because it will clear) then you can start doing whatever you feel comfortable with to help.
Hugest hugs xx
07-03-2016 16:05 #207
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07-03-2016 16:09 #208Senior Member
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Little Miss Sunshine we were here a couple of months ago (minus the toddler omfg I have no idea how you do it). DDs night wakings were exactly like this for a good 6 weeks and had never been great to begin with anyway so when it got even worse it broke me. I really have no words of advice or inspiration other than to say you are not alone and I feel your pain 😔 you're not doing anything wrong. Even if you did stop feeding to sleep she might still wake so don't beat yourself up. We do everything 'right' and DD self settles but we still have sleep problems so try not to be hard on yourself for doing whatever you need to get by xx
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07-03-2016 16:15 #209
We did that this arvo with limited success- she kept touching me going Are you sleeping? Close your eyes! So I gave her my phone to play with quietly whilst I laid down next to her for 30 minutes (she initially kept trying to speak to me and I ignored her).
She has the attention span of a goldfish, I've been trying to get her to have some quiet time with a movie or you tube videos in our bed, but she's easily distracted and asks non stop questions, she can talk underwater sigh.
08-03-2016 08:27 #210
We had our session with the sleep consultant yesterday. Amazing! In one night we have gone from feeding to sleep and feeding to resettle and up 4-5 times to DD sleeping 7.40 - 12.45 (unheard of!!) we gave her a bottle then and then 3am resettle without a bottle, up at 6.40. She's just gone down for her nap in bed awake and put herself to sleep without a bottle. I'm not going to get ahead of myself but I'm feeling pretty optimistic right now 😄
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