I also wonder if she’s such a troubled sleeper, is it even going to get better once she’s weaned. What if she still wakes up all the time and then we lose a very effective way of soothing her back to sleep? Has anyone had experience with this?
Some background it you have time to read it: My dd has always had a really hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. She needs to be bounced and nursed to sleep and still wakes every 1-2 hours all night long and needs to be nursed back to sleep. She would prefer to nurse constantly all night (and nap). I sometimes can sneak out for 30 min – 1 hour at night but she is very alert so if I don’t nurse her back to sleep immediately once she wakes (or if I try to soother her any other way) she gets completely woken up and then is up for 3-4 hours before she can go to sleep again. That is a killer!
My husband can’t help at night because he sleeps in another room - he’s a loud sleeper and has irregular work hours – and DD doesn’t accept any comforting from him. So far dh has been supportive of our sleep arrangement and is still ok with bed sharing but he’s starting to loose patience with the frequent night waking, extended awake hours during the middle of the night and the zero time together.