All my other children slept through the night at 4 weeks, or 4 months. There was a 4 in there. That was it unless they had bad dreams or something. No problem. Abigail is 14 1/2 months old and STILL does not sleep through the night. Lately we can’t even get her to sleep in the first place.
Her pediatrician told us a couple of months ago that it sounded pretty normal to him. (Really??) She’s healthy, up to date on shots, isn’t around people and carrying a disease that hasn’t blossomed yet. Soooo….what the heck?
We’ve tried bathing her, singing to her, rocking her, bouncing her, talking to her, lying down with her, putting her in bed with us (over months and months)…it doesn’t matter if we do the same thing everynight or we try something new. Nothing works…and if it does, it doesn’t work twice.
Last night at hre MeeMaw’s house (granted, new place) we swam in the pool to tire her out, we watched a boring movie, we bounced and she would doze. She emptied her bottle. Wide awake. We started over…and she was awake. She was up and around until around 5 or so..then I laid down with her and she fell asleep…until she rolled over and she woke up crying. We tried lying down, bouncing, hushing, turning lights down, lying down with her and she just cried inconsolably for about an hour. Then she finally went down with Daddy. I slept on the couch until I heard her crying again and I went in the bedroom with her and she laid down with me and a bottle and went back to sleep and we slept til 1:30 this afternoon.
I am dying here. I think we’ve tried everything and there just isn’t any thing that she likes that will lull her to sleep. Someone suggested lavender bath stuff…I bought that and it gave her a rash.
So…what are we missing? You’d think she’d go to sleep if for no other reason than she’s been awake for far too long, but no. Yesterday was a normal night, and she napped for an hour and she was awake until almost 7 am. I’m at a loss and am begging for sleeping advice. My brain no longer works. Her daddy and I just walk around and yawn. We’re like zombies. Well, zombies who are too tired to eat brains.