Y’all. I think we broke the baby. You know how I said she went to bed fine, but was up a lot? Well scratch that. She has decided she wants to sleep NEVER.
This all started last weekend when everyone was sick. We moved her temporarily out of Kalena’s room and into our room to avoid them waking each other up. This was fine, ish. Lydia apparently doesn’t sleep in a pack-n-play, so she ended up in our bed. It would take her a while to GO to sleep, but then once she did it was like a normal night. This was the first few days, while Kalena was sick. Then Kalena got better and Lydia got sick. She was never pukey like the other kids, just fussy and running a high fever. So those nights she stayed in our room so I could keep a close eye on her. Sleep was not great, but obviously she was feverish and uncomfortable, so I didn’t think much about that. But. Since then? It’s been INSANE. She’ll go to bed at a normal time, around 7, and sleep for a couple hours, and then she thinks it’s party time. She just WON’T go back to sleep! For instance, last night: She went to bed around 7 (and actually, had a hard time falling asleep. Took her about an hour.) She woke up around 10:30 to nurse and just…stayed up. She went back to sleep sometime around 1, but was back up at 2. Awake from 2-4. Slept from 4 to 5. Thankfully the 5 am wake up was short, but then at 6:30 she was up for the day. WHAT IS THIS?! I mean, besides terrible. This kind of schedule has been going on for DAYS now, and we are EXHAUSTED. Even splitting up the time she’s awake only gives Brian and I each like 5 hours of sleep a night.
I have NO IDEA how to fix this. We can’t let her cry in her crib in the middle of the night because Kalena is in there. I’ve tried rocking, nursing, feeding her a bottle, just letting her stay up. Nothing is working and GAAAHH. We’re both going to go crazy from sleep deprivation. Actually, at this point I’m hoping for an ear infection or SOMETHING that we can FIX. Because seriously. I can’t do this much longer.