I have to admit, these past few weeks have been a doozy for me and my girls.
Everything was crazy.
We had two road trips, visits to theme parks, the stomach flu, barn parties and everything else you can imagine.
So when Turtle stopped sleeping decently (I use this term loosely), I didn't think much of it and figured she just needed a day or two to adjust back to a routine.
That was two weeks ago.
She is still way out of whack and I am overly exhausted, like way more than usual. She's so out of whack that she can't nap longer than 45 minutes unless I'm driving her in circles in the car. She can't sleep soundly in her own bed so she always ends up in ours.
I've tried all avenues of getting her to sleep better. We have tried white noise, we've tried crying it out, we've tried letting her sleep in our bed (which she does well, but still not through the night)... I've done combinations of the fan and the radio, I've tried complete silence. I've had my husband comfort her instead of me. I've changed my diet.
I'm at my end.
Last night as I was feeding her for the millionth time in two hours, I was in tears vowing I would give up breastfeeding because that was the one thing we haven't changed.
I keep wondering if I wean her maybe she'll sleep?
Then the guilt about giving up that relationship sets in and more tears come.
I really don't know what to do to get this child to sleep.
Diana Nyad and "The Other Shore"
23 hours ago