Jamie - posted on 12/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Please, please help! My almost-three-month-old has never slept more than five hours (once she slept five, but usually it's more like three)--but until this week I could usually get her to bed around seven or seven-thirty and wake her for a feeding/diaper change at ten-thirty (or if not, she'd wake up on her own around midnight or one). But last week she got vaccines (which probably has little to do with it, but it started the same day) and absolutely would NOT go to sleep. When I put her in her bed after feeding her and doing her singing/story-time ritual she was wide awake and screaming within ten minutes (I've both put her to bed drowsy and sometimes put her to bed asleep. Both used to work--but drowsy she'd sometimes require me to pop back in once to give her a pacifier, etc., then go to sleep).
Now she wakes and screams over and over again for hours, stopping for a bit to snooze then waking back up. To make matters worse, she's waking in the night every 90 minutes or so to eat, and fusses sometimes before going back to bed (this NEVER used to happen), and when she does go to bed she wiggles and keeps ME awake even when she's not crying. I feel like I'm loosing my mind. My husband and I argue because I'm so stressed (and tired!) about her new habit and I get absolutely no break at all or me time.
If anyone has ANY thoughts or tips, please, please help! (Baby sleeps lightly during the day for two or three naps, usually no more than thirty minutes tops, and often wakes for THOSE if you put her down...) Esh. I couldn't love her more...but sleep is vital too!