Help! I’m about ready to give my daughter away – no not really, but I’m sure you’ve all had a long spell of sleepless nights and wondered why on earth you had a kid.
Darling Sierra was an AWESOME sleeper – getting up once in a night for a quick feed, or sleeping the whole night through since she was 3 months old (after outgrowing colic). Yes, I was completely spoiled. Then she got a killer cold and I babied her through it – rocking her, co-sleeping, rubbing her back to get her to sleep etc… Yeah, I know, big mistake but she needed her rest to beat the cold (she got so sick that she stopped drinking and peeing so we had to syringe feed her enfalyte to re-hydrate her). Ever since then she’s been waking up every hour on the hour and taking about 30 min each time to fall back asleep 😯 Yep – no one in our house is getting any sleep.
We’ve tried everything. Pick up, put down, Ferberizing, even crying it out. Unfortunately there’s one problem with letting her cry it out. She’s a belly sleeper. No biggie right? Well the problem lies in the fact that she can roll from her belly to her back, but not from her back to her belly. She thinks she’s a freaking turtle. When she rolls onto her back she can’t fall asleep, and she can’t roll to her belly. She has amazing endurance and can cry for an hour straight or longer if I let her.
I’m at my sleep-deprived wits end. Does anyone know how I can get this baby to sleep? Today she is so over-tired from not sleeping last night that I’m seriously considering filling up my gas guzzler SUV and driving her to London and back just so she can get some sleep. HELP!!