People have been asking how the whole sleep issue is going.
Well, my friends. It’s not.
I have heard it all. We have tried it all. We have battled the longest nights for the past two years, but we’re at a point where we are considering some alternative options. And while strapping him down to the bed with a muzzle sounds good, I really don’t think CPS would appreciate that.
I am more concerned for Smith than myself. He can’t be happy. Rested. Waking up so many times a night and spending the wee hours of the morning just crying and crying cannot be good for his mind or his body.
My little man spends his entire day going at warp speed. He’s busy. ALL THE TIME. He’s active. He’s curious. He’s HAPPY! But the nights are becoming longer and longer and our patience is becoming thinner and thinner. But most importantly, he’s not well in that respect. He goes to bed without a problem, but once 11pm or 12am hits, shit goes bananas. Well through the night until we give up around 6am.
Outside of the sleep problems, Smith is an amazingly well adjusted, smart, feisty, determined, funny, and remarkable little boy. We couldn’t ask for a better child. He really is absolutely amazing. I have no complaints outside of his inability to sleep properly.
I have started discussions with the pediatrician about alternative options. Because at this point, we have given all suggestions a try. And it’s not for a lack of effort on our part. Or his, I’m sure. I know he wants to sleep. He just can’t do it well.
I’ll keep you posted as I know more. But Mommies, if this sounds a little too familiar, please know you aren’t alone. And you have a friend to vent to. Any time.