She just doesnt sleep..... she SERIOUSLY DOESNT SLEEP!
She is 8 months old, we co-sleep and BF. In the beginning she was a very sleepy new born and for the first three months she did little but sleep, now however its just a total nightmare and getting worse by the day. We keep saying 'its just a stage' and then thinking that it will stop once her teeth are through, she is crawling, cruising, and now we are saying once she is walking.... I am exhausted and have not slept for more than two hours in a row in 5 months. To get those two hours in a row I have to send DH and the kids out the door because DD doesnt sleep for more than 45 min at a go..... EVER. This last week we are down to waking up every half hour all night long. And during that half hour I have to actively keep her asleep by rubbing her back, rocking or feeding. If I stop for a second or shift my weight, breath, she wakes up. In this last week I have been sleeping in 5-10 min blocks. I am going insane.
I also have a DS who is 2.5, he was never a great sleeper when he was little and I used to complain about having to get up ever couple of hours.... I would KILL for a couple of hours now. He has started getting nightmares during the night so DH has been sleeping with him. This is great but also means that I have no help at night. DH cannot do the feeding at night so we are kind of stuck.
I dont know what to do. I cannot keep this up any longer. I am done. At least when DS was little I could just try and grab some sleep while he napped, but as he doesnt nap any more I dont have that luxury with the two of them around. I am falling apart at the seam. I cannot think straight, I have ulcers, I cry at the drop of a hat and fall asleep if I sit down for too long.
I need help or I am going to lose it. I am seriously going to lose it. I am here because I dont WANT to CIO, but I need some practical advise. If I dont get some sleep soon I dont know what I am going to do. I am seriously unhappy.
Its gone quiet now.