- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
Hey Ladies, so I had a question for some of you who have had difficulties with getting your children to sleep through the night. Our daughter is five months old and recently started waking every hour or so. She has never been a great sleeper, and has almost ALWAYS woken up at least 2-3 times a night, but this getting up 5-6 times a night (takes about 45 mins to an hour to get her back to bed each time) is not realistic long term. My DH and I are so sleep deprived that we’re at each other’s throats. The crankiness due to exhaustion and arguments over “whose turn it is” is hurting our marriage and we can’t continue to function this way.
Up until now I have refused to try any form of “Cry it Out” because I sort of suspect my daughter has some kind of anxiety disorder. If she doesn’t get picked up right away when she starts crying she elevates… and elevates… her whole body goes stiff, face turns red, can hardly breathe, our sitter with a lot of child experience says she hasn’t seen any babies cry like that before ours. I don’t know what to do and I’d really like some advice! I’m about ready to crack and my DH is convinced CIO is the answer. Every time I say “No” to trying it he resents me more and more…. I’m so lost!