and now its taking a toll on my ability to be present and joyful with her - i dread bedtimes, i'm cranky when i finally get her down, and i feel like i'm spending all my time helping her sleep - or recovering from sleepless nights. i love cuddling with her and sleeping with her, but i'm even having difficulty right now appreciating our cozy time together.
she just seems to hate falling asleep! her eyelids flutter for an hour as she fights to stay awake. when she wakes up at night - sometimes she just stays up..for two hours! its incredibly cute - she babbles and wants to play, but we try to ignore her so she doesnt associate nighttime with play.
i'm starting to wonder if there is something physically wrong with her - that she doesnt fall asleep when tired and wakes up so easily and often.
i was never tempted to CIO - but i have to do something different.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.