Almost 11 months and 21 lbs later, coupled with all-night nursing - I'm getting very tired. I could handle either the bouncing to sleep or the all night nursing but both are making me exhausted and frustrated.
Last night it took me almost 2 hours to get him to sleep and at one point I yelled at him. Of course he started crying and then I started crying and well it's time for some change. He's only 10 and 1/2 months - it's so not his fault and I 'm sure he's as frustrated as me that he couldn't sleep. That attitude is unacceptable on my part. I remember reading in a Dr. Sears book that I have - if you resent it - change it. Well I think it's time to make a change, as I'm starting to not look forward to bedtime - I'm just not sure how.
I would like to change the way we put him to sleep - even if that means rocking chair instead (at least I would be sitting).
I have tried in the past - but gave up easily because he did not take to the change so great and it involved quite a bit of crying.
Any suggestions on how I can make a gradual change to ease him into something different?
Thanks so much!