I have a 14 mos old DD who has a very bubbly, yet demanding personality. I co-sleep with her and my 3 1/2 year old DS, and I am 3 months pregnant. I am a firm believer of AP, but I am at a loss. She has been a wonderful sleeper up until 10 months old, and now for months has been very difficult at night and barely naps. During the day she cries or whines often if I am not holding her. Now at night for the past month she fusses, cries at night b/c she wants to lay on top of me or nurse. It is getting too difficult for me to allow her to lay on top of me b/c of my pregnancy and I am trying not to nurse her throughout the night anymore to help me sleep a little better and prepare her for the arrival of the new baby that will be nursing all night:)
Well, my issue is that she is very dramatic and screams bloody murder at night for only a minute or two at a time, but on and off throughout the night. My husband and I are exhausted and just don't know what to do anymore! She isn't crying b/c she is hungry, in pain, scared etc....just b/c she is angry that she woke up, or that I try to snuggle her, instead of hold her like she wants. I was holding her through much of the night, but was barely sleeping and she would cry even more if I would try to lay her down.
Does anyone have any similar experieces or can give me any advice that has worked for them? I am desperate to have her sleep soundly through most of the night.
Thank you so much in advance!