I have a one year old who has generally woken about 6-7 times a night (or every 1-2 hours) since he was about 4 months old.
It did get a little better in the last couple of months - ie he would sleep a stretch of 4 or 5 hours but has recently regressed.
I thought I'd come to terms with it, but lately it has been getting me down - I guess it's that he recently turned one and is still waking many times a night.....it depresses me that our life is like this and we've been sleep deprived for nearly a whole year. When he wake at 3 am and I feed him, it feels so incredibly lonely for me. My husband and I end up sleeping separately , and take turns sleeping with the baby, so at least each of us can get some uninterrupted sleep. But I miss sleeping with my husband.
I belong to a local Mom's group, most of whom claim their babes sleep well (like 8 hours straight or 12 hours straight), and whenever I raise my feelings about our sleep situation, they just give me advice (why don't you try CIO, why don't you give him a bottle) when to be honest all I'm looking for is a bit of sympathy and for someone to say "you are doing it tough".
I really just need some words of encouragement. I know there are plenty of Mommas on this website with challenging sleep situations.