I have a nearly 13 month old DS who wakes every 1-2 hours. My DH and I have tried lots of things but ultimately it has not improved so we have come to accept that this is how DS sleeps. We do take turns co-sleeping with DS and one of us sleeping on the couch, then swapping through the night.
Some days/weeks I feel like I am handling this crazy sleep deprived existence OK. Other days/week I feel so incredibly down and angry/resentful/upset/depressed about the hell that my life has become since becoming a mom to such a poor sleeper.
My question is....when does this craziness end?
Will it ever end?
Will my DS ever sleep....better....I'm not even talking about STTN, but just a decent amount of hours?
Will I ever feel better?
In particular, the dark and negative thoughts I have are hard to deal with, since motherhood is "supposed" to be such a fulfilling experience.
I just can't see the light at the end of this horrid sleep deprived tunnel.
I'd love to hear some perspectives from any moms who have trodden this path before me.
Thanks in advance, this forum is one of the few things that has kept me sane. I really appreciate the words of support.