It's been 3-4 weeks of horrible sleep over here 5-7 wake ups a nite. Started with teething then sickness, vacation and sickness again. In the middle of this I started having panic attacks and anxiety at night from not sleeping or being able to fall asleep b4 DDs next wake up. There were nights where I only slept for 45 min total. The panic attacks subsided when I started using delta wave sleep music and headphones at night to help me fall asleep (highly recommend). The problem is I still wake up a lot. I hear and feel everything I used to only wake up when she cried out but now I wake up when she turns or grunts and that's with a sound soother in the room and with headphones on. Also lately she keeps wanting to sleep close to me which she never did before. I cannot sleep when she is right next to me kicking me - impossible. I tried going to a different bed and it does help but occasionally I still wake up after 45 min even there. I feel like my body is out of whack. Now I do want to continue to try to sleep separately in hopes of getting some better sleep but here is my dilemma. We have a queen mattress on the floor in her room and that's where we have been sleeping and I am able to leave her there after breastfeeding but now she is starting to crawl and I am kind of afraid to leave her. I would love for her to be in the crib but she wakes up when I try to transfer only works if I breastfeed in chair not bed but she caught on to that and doesn't want to breastfeed in chair anymore. BTW she is 8 months old. Do any of you mamas left your baby that young alone on a mattress in their room? Do you lock the door of the room? put a gate up? Childproof the room? like getting rid of rocking chair and bookcase? I am so tired and confused and can't think straight don't know what to do. Is is just a phase? anyone go through this? Any advice? words of wisdom? or anything please? Am I even making any sense? I keep rereading my post........
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11/30/12 at 6:53am