Margot - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Okay my baby is 5 months, will be 6 months on the 6th of May. Well we were doing great with sleeping, she was going down between 7:30 & 8pm and waking around 4am, then up at 6am. With a pretty routine nap schedule. Well she's now going down around the same time, but it's becoming a HUGE challenge to get her to fall asleep. Once she does, she's great until we go to bed. Seems like as soon as I find my spot and start to drift she's fussing and awake. So I get up and see if she wants to nurse, pat her back, rock her.... sway her..... and finally after several attempts I get her back to sleep. I lay her down and about 3-4 minutes later she's up. And we repeat that process several times throughout the night and still she gets up at 6am. This wouldn't be an issue (the lack of sleep) if I didn't have a 6 and 3 yr old to tend to as well. I'm not a fan of the CIO method. And I can't believe I'm at a loss for what to do since she's my third baby. I'm so tired, soo soo soo tired. What should I do? Is it just a phase that will pass? I know she'll eventually grow out of it, but it's so stressful. Any advice is extremely welcome.