My daughter’s new thing is to fight going to sleep. She does not like to take naps and once she is awake at night, she does not want to go back. I have tried swaddling-she HATES it, as soon as I un-swaddle her, she is quick to go back to sleep that way. I don’t know what to do. Luckily we have had success with a pacifier. However, she isn’t too keen on it for long, she would rather sit at my boob than take a paci! Oh my so, what does this do for me? I am already exhausted and add her willingness to NOT go back to sleep, I get very frustrated. I am trying to learn how to handle this frustration. It’s not good for either one of us. Breathing works after I have walked away and have had to let her grunt it out for a minute while I walk out of the room. It is really hard. I then feel guilty for feeling this way. But I am human and I have these feelings is something I need to realize. and not be so hard on myself. But this weeks goal is to get her to sleep at a regular hour and wake her up in the morning. Which means-I get a schedule too. Yay! (sarcasm here) I would rather sleep all day and drink lots of coffee when I wake up, but this week and for many more weeks to come this is not going to be a dream come true.
Help me to be strong this week and let go of all frustrations so that way I am not apt to take frustration out, near or on my baby girl.