Thursday, June 30, 2011

sleep {issues}

Olivia finally passed out on the couch. Don't you love her nonmatching pj choice.
We're having sleep issues with Olivia again. Poor thing has always been a horrible sleeper. The issues started before we went on vacation and are getting worse everyday.  Now she refuses to sleep in her room and insists on sleeping with Mama. Sweet isn't? Well it would be if she went to sleep. Every night Jesse and I spend two-three hours trying to get her to relax and go to sleep. The later it gets the more exhausted and inconsolable Olivia becomes. Lately she hasn't gone to bed until 11 pm. It's a big change from her usual 8 pm. Since Olivia's not getting enough sleep at night she's grumpy and difficult during the day. I know, good times.

I've started reading "The No-Cry Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers" and really hope it has some techniques that will help us. This Mama {and Papa} are exhausted, both emotionally and physically.

Do you have any problem sleepers?

1 comment:

Jenny said...

My second is our guy with sleep issues. On the good nights, he lays in bed for over an hour before falling asleep. The bad nights aren't fun.....him constantly getting up, or waking up after a short time and having a complete melt down....

I think one of the things that has helped us at least keep them in their beds is we let them listen to music (usually something soft and relaxing).

Not constantly giving in to their every desire at bedtime has helped to. We now give one drink of water and one trip to the bathroom (our 3 year old discovered quickly that "having to potty" is a good excuse for getting out of bed.) kiss, one hug, one tuck-in.

I hope you find some relief soon, I sure understand how tired you must be!