Now Joshua has always been an impeccable sleeper from being only a few weeks old, he enjoyed his bedtime sleep and I often wondered if it would come back to bite me… and it seems it has!
Joshua moved into his new big boy bed and room back in July and I was initially feeling a little bereft at leaving behind the cot stage and moving into a toddler bed. For a few weeks he really seemed to enjoy the space in his bed, but now all that has changed.
5 out of 7 nights he is now waking with the most blood curdling cry I have ever heard, he is inconsolable and he also looks like he is in pain as if he has laid heavy on his arms. There are no set time frames for these nocturnal outbursts and If I am honest I am beginning to get a little agitated although I fear this is from sleep deprivation and nothing a long solid nights sleep wouldn’t fix.
Yes I was lucky that Joshua as a baby never put me through it, but let me tell you ladies I am no longer smug that my child slept through, In fact I applaud those of you that spend month after month coping with very little or no sleep at all!
The only way we are surviving at the moment is to keep going in and putting on a children’s CD … I know I am making a rod for my own back, but with a teen needing sleep for School and a hubby who is up at 4.30am every morning for work I am really concious that they need their sleep. I am also concious that if Jo Frost (Super Nanny) came she would look at me in disgust, I have no doubt about that at all!
There have been more nights than ever that I go into him multiple times and with the frequency of them they often wake up hubby who then, just to get an hours rest lies on Joshua’s bedroom floor.
I am at a complete loss as to what to do I was so lucky with Bethany who was such a contented sleeper that she even slept through fireworks outside! It really is now coming home to roost just how debilitating broken sleep actually is!
Since moving him into his big boy bed we have maintained his night time routine, included stories before bed while tucking him in and since he dropped his afternoon nap months ago he very very rarely sleeps in the daytime any more.
At this stage I am now fearing for my sanity and becoming quite despondent that we will find anything that will elevate this night time nightmares.
Please world wide web I can’t be the only one out there this has happened too?
Any idea from anyone out there I would love to hear them right now ….