I envy anyone whose baby sleeps more than 30 minutes at a time. Mine does not, and I’m turning into a huge bitch because of it. The past few nights Luke has been up every 20-30 minutes. All. Night. Long. Last night he would wake up screaming every 5 minutes. By the time I would get him back to sleep and lay my head down on the pillow, just in time for him to wake back up.
I have no idea where this is coming from. He’s happy all day long, but at night turns into this little screaming monster. I did get a 20 minute stretch in by sitting cross legged (Indian style if you remember that term) and laying him in between my knees. It sucked. To make matters worse, I put a cord of wood in the fireplace while I was cleaning, knowing full well I am allergic to the wood. I had taken some Benadryl to get rid of the hives covering my body, that never got the chance to be slept off. Today has definitely shown as far as the sleep deprivation goes.
I snapped at just about everyone, for just about everything. I stormed off in the middle of the Bronco game not once, but twice because I was so incredibly angry. Luke has taken 3 naps today for a whopping total of an hour and 15 minutes.
I have no idea what to do to get this kid to sleep longer stretches of time. I was reading about it online, and I really don’t feel like he’s ready to be in his own space with his reflux still out of control. He’s still eating every hour or two throughout the entire day so I know that on a normal night he’s waking because he’s hungry and not just to be awake. Maybe when we figure out what is going on with his tummy and he is able to eat more in the day we can transition him to the crib and do some sort of sleep training.
All I know is that this momma really needs to catch some z’s