DD is 3 year old and has always been a difficult sleeper. We tried for several months to get her in her own bed for the whole night, and she only slept through the night about 5 times. It's not unusual for her to be awake for an hour or two every night.
In the two months before my second child was born, we realized DD would sleep through the night most nights if she just slept in our bed, so we started her in her own room but then I would carry her into bed with me when I was ready for bed.
So DS was born a week ago, and now all four of us are sleeping together. DS sleeps like a champ, but DD is up for HOURS every night...in the past four nights, she slept through the night one night, and the other nights was up from 1-7am, 330-630am, and 330-7am. She'll wake up and I'll cuddle with her to try to get her back to sleep, but since it takes an hour or two inevitably DS will wake up at some point and then she'll want to see him and I have to nurse him and try to get him back to sleep. DD will not cuddle with DH in the middle fo the night, it has to be me. Then DD will be even more awake and take hours to fall asleep.
DH works night shift 5 nights a week and goes back to work in a week so then I'll be alone with both kids in the middle of the night...I really don't know how I am going to do this! For the past few nights DH has taken DD after 2-3 hours and they'll go in the sitting room and play until she's ready to go back to sleep.
Please help me with some ideas about how I can get through the next few weeks/months and actually get some sleep. I realize a lot of DD's waking up is likely a reaction to the new baby and will hopefully subside, but I don't know what to do in the meantime.