Monday, August 2, 2010

8 Month Sleep Regression

We are in it full force. I want to curl up and cry. I have a child who does not want to nap worth anything and that is refusing food. Thank goodness my therapist appointment is tomorrow. Shrink me!!!

They say this tends to happen when babies are about to drop a nap. It is nap time purgatory until she transitions to 2 naps on her own. This morning, she did not sleep AT ALL. I was tired of hearing her thump on the ceiling so I just got her up. When she's up she's cranky, when she's down she doesn't sleep. Rinse, lather and repeat.

What do I do with this child? The Hub's business trip to Germany in a few weeks is looming in the back of my head. How will I survive the week he's gone? At least right now when she's driving me crazy I can pass her off to him and usually he can get her to eat, or calm her down when she's fussing because she's tired, and then fussing because she doesn't want to sleep, then fussing because she doesn't want to eat.

It's a good thing she's so darn cute.


  1. chin up! oh the things we go through as mothers. those eyes of her are to.die.for!

  2. So sorry that you are struggling through this phase. I hope it passes rather quickly.

    That pic of her is too cute!

  3. I know I am not a mom and don't want to say too much because, well I really don't know what you are going through. But I just wanted to give you this:


    The Chubs is WAY too cute!

  4. Ha- I just used that exact same line in my post about Camden being lucky he's so cute. :)

    Sorry about the sleep troubles. Our naps are (thankfully, and knock on wood a trillion times) fine but our nights are still a mess. Last night, I think we got a total of 4 hours of sleep. This too shall pass...right?!

    Hang in there, Ellie.