4 month sleep issues

Allisonneely - posted on 03/06/2017 ( 6 moms have responded )

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So my baby girl just turned 4 Months on the 3rd of March and for about 2 weeks now she has went from being a great sleeper and sleeping almost all night with only one feeding and taking great naps all day to waking every 2 hours at night and taking 30 minute naps on the dot. I have never been this sleep deprived in my life and I feel like I'm about to loose my sanity. I'll spend what seems like forever trying to get her to sleep at night for her to wake up 30 minutes later and then once I get her back to sleep again she's up every 2 hours. Sometimes she will even wake up as soon a second I lay her down and I have to start all over agin. I hardly even get to sleep in my own room anymore (her crib is in our room because we live with my parents and there isn't room enough for her to have her own room) because she wakes my husband up too and I feel bad because he has to get up and go to work really early.There have been nights where I have literally just sat there and cried because I'm so tired and she just will not sleep. It's so frustrating too because I can tell she's tired. There isn't an option for me to sleep during the day either because she won't nap longer than 30 minutes anymore. I've read about the four month sleep regression and she is also going trough the 4th "leap" according to the wonder weeks..my app says she has 8 days left. but I just keep feeling like this will never end and that it's not just a phase. I just want to feel like myself again.. I'm so miserable and it's so hard to be happy about anything right now. I just need to hear that other moms have went through similar situations and that it got better. How did you get through it and what did you do to make it better? I just need some serious encouragement. :(

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Allisonneely - posted on 03/06/2017

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My parents are currently out of town so it's not an option for them to help during the evenings right now :( they would definitely help if they were here though. I just feel bad asking my husband not because I think he would say no but because I hate for him to have to be at work all day and then come home to deal with a fussy baby. She won't settle down at all unless I'm cradling her.. I've tried holding her by my side while laying down and laying her on my chest and she fights it. :/And yes I am nursing her & a growth spurt could be a very real possibility. Did any of your kids go through the "four month sleep regression" because she fits the bill for that but I just always second guess everything. I'm just getting to the point where I don't know what else to do besides lay her in her crib at night and let her cry..but I don't know if she is still too young for that or not?? I literally just don't know what to do.

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