"Hi, I'm Rafe. I like to pull out all my teddies and books and everything out of drawers and sing Jingle Bells repeatedly for two hours before bed." Note: Thankfully this is not every night - we have had varying success from asleep in 15 minutes - to absolute CARNAGE.
"Hi, I'm Elijah. I wake at least every two hours (sometimes every 30-60 minutes 😴) and will only settle next to my mum." Note: This is every night and has been since hit the four months. #loveasleepregressionmykids
"Hi, I'm Faye. I'm pretty exhausted in a whirlwind of hormonal emotions to this is hilarious (Rafe) to this is horrendous (pure exhaustion), to I need to treasure (some) of these moments, to I wish this stage would just be done already."
Tried doing the 'pick up put down' method with Elijah last night and it was as successful as me trying not to eat a biscuit tin a day is going. You need the patience of a Saint and right now, honestly, I have a limited amount. 🙈 I remember this stage (4-5 month old/4 month sleep regression) being TOUGH with Rafe but you soon forget how hard it can be. Haven't had time (again) to do a blog post but husband is back for Christmas leave HURRAH so will do one for next week as I know people want advice on moving a toddler into a bed. (Don't do it! 😂) And by next week hopefully will have cracked this sleep malarkey. (HA).
I know Elijah is still so young and it is understandable how he wants to settle next to me but ideally we both need some sleep. If I was on SAS Who Dares Wins, I'd have handed in my badge. 🙈 Apart from 'pick up put down' method, has anyone tried anything else to help tackle this delightful sleep regression that isn't too traumatic for baby and mum?
And on a lighter note - Rafe and Elijah's love for each other is growing and it's so lovely to watch. Oh and it's nearly Christmas!!!!
Royal Marine Wife. Mum to Rafe.