post #61 of 213
10/6/10 at 10:46pm
i think charlie may be transitioning to two naps, but it's not easy for him. he's been refusing the middle of the day nap, or just putting it off, or yesterday being a sleepy, fussy lump after waking up from being asleep for 10 minutes til he finally went to sleep for #3.
today we tried to go out to lunch, and i thought we had time since he's not been going down as soon for nap #2. weeeelllll, it didn't work out so well. we ended up getting our food to go and he went down as soon as we got home. .
Ericka, so sorry to hear about your worries and frustrations . Is there anyone you could see that you trust not to go the CPS-blame route? Maybe J has some more undetected allergies and things like C did?
I have tried and tried the NCSS, to no avail. We can't get past step one - she just WILL.NOT. sleep unless I am giving her my fingers to suck on. Sigh. And she's not actually waking up - that's the weird part - she's crying IN HER SLEEP. When I finally wake her up sometimes (by turning the light on) she's like, "why did you do that? I was deep deep asleep?". And she cries even with me holding her, if my fingers aren't in the mouth. Or something - who knows what's going on with that little brain!
I'm still trying to be patient and hope that some of it is developmental... but I'm feeling more and more that we're not going to be able to get some sleep improvement without some crying . Not CIO, but me putting her to sleep without letting her suck (albeit comforting in other ways - rocking, patting, etc etc). I think she needs to figure out that she can suck her own fingers, or find other things to self soothe. Not right now, but in the next month or so, I'm going to give it a shot.
I keep envisioning a 3 year old with my finger in her mouth . But mostly I just need a change SOON.