I am at my wits end with my 10 month old and so exhausted I'm just happy to have kept everyone alive at the end of the day. This little boy hates sleep! He slept in bed with me till about 5 months old, when he discovered he could wake up at night and roll around. After two incidents of him rolling off the bed ( my husband cannot sleep on his other side...he's too heavy of a sleeper to be with the baby...) we moved him to his crib. All was okay with him waking to eat every 3-4 hours...I was fine with that. About a month ago, he started waking every 1-2 hours...so we moved him to a pack and play near my bed. Now he has added to the waking every 1-2 with waking up at 2am and not falling asleep gain till 4 or 5, then up for the day at 6!!! (He goes to bed at 7pm)
I feel so bad, I just let him cry from 3-4 (with me here next to him) because I just couldn't do it anymore. If I pat his back or rub his back, he yells. If I nurse him, he sits right up and tries to play, pull his sisters hair, etc.Rocking is out of the question, he arces his back and tries to get awayy....if I walk him he just wants to look around and talk. I got so mad tonight I had to just step away..I found myself saying very mean things to him.
I cut back on night time nursing a few days ago to see if that helps, so now he's nursing at 7pm, 1am, and 6am. I am on an elimination diet right now on top of being a vegetarian, so I'm starving to try and figure out if it's something I'm eating. The doctor completely blew me off. He only naps about 2 hours a day...We have the same issue with naps....I have to really force him to sleep, he wakes every few minutes and I have to work to get him back to sleep.
I feel bad letting such a little one cry, but I don't know what else to do....Any great ideas out there?!
This is probably a totally incoherent message, but 15 minutes after he fell asleep, he's standing here yelling at me again. I'm going to lose my mind here!