I should never write positive posts because they come back to bite me in the bum.
I am knackered from last night.
Monday night Connor only woke up once but last night he woke up THREE times.
Why is it that they regress just as you think things are coming together?
I really had to work hard on keeping my attitude positive in the middle of the night.
It also doesn't help that I'd been chatting to my friend, R, on facebook and her babies (who are 8 weeks younger than mine) have been sleeping 10 - 12 hours a night forever, and even now they're on holiday in Cape Town, same thing.
So in the middle of the night, that's all I'm thinking of.
It is SOOO hard not to compare your children with others. Maybe I should stop entering into conversations about sleep?
Kendra slept as she normally does BUT would not settle down. I got so frustrated I just put her down in the camp cot so as not to wake her brother and left the room. I just left her to cry and D had to get up to attend to her while I lay in my own bed crying a little.
I felt and still feel like such a failure.
WHY can I not settle my own daughter?
I suspect that I might be pre-menstrual and that's why I'm feeling so terrible but pre-menstrual or not, they're not sleeping very well.
On the bright side, it is still TONS better than when they were newborns. How's that for cheering me up?
Any tips are welcome! Amy, if you're reading, tell me more about the crying it out. Did you leave them in the same room? Did one stop sooner and then start up again when the second one was crying?