Sharon - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter is 12 months old and pretty much sleeps through the night. When she DOES wake up in the middle of the night, though (due to teething, random wakefullness, etc), it of course wakes me up and, whether or not I go to her, I can NOT get myself back to sleep.
For instance, at 2am, she might wake up and whine for a few minutes, but will settle herself back down without me having to go to her. Or, if she's have teething pain and is crying for more than 10 mins or so, I'll go to her, soothe her however I can, and she'll go back to sleep. But either way, I can't! I'll lie there for sometimes up to 3 hours. My husband and baby will be fast asleep, and I'm awake feeling SOOO frustrated.
Now, it's getting worse. Last night, I went to bed at 11pm and woke up on my own at 1:30am. I couldn't get back to sleep til 4:30am! My baby slept through the night, and there I was, awake and at my wits' end. I got up, went downstairs, tried to sleep on the couch, etc., but nothing. :(
Does anyone have any sleep tips? Has this happened to any other moms?? Please help!