The child who won’t sleep today, is the queen of mood swings because of it. She has been cycling between smiling to screaming mad every 5 minutes ALL-DAY-LONG…She will nurse and fall asleep, and wake up 10 minutes later, smiling and happy, so we would play and cuddle and then I would do something wrong, hold her the wrong way, or sit to still, or anything and she would start crying uncontrollably.
She has been alternating between acting like this and having normal days for a week now..I keep thinking she is teething, but don’t see any bumps on her gums yet. Both Dave and I are having a bit of a rough go of it, mostly because of the little amounts of actual sleep we are getting, He keeps telling her she should try to be a more pleasant child cause no one want’s to be friends with a grump 🙂 here’s hoping all the attachment parenting I am showering her with helps her come out of this a happier child.
I really think if it’s not teething it must be a developmental thing. She is overwhelmed with all the new things she is learning and all the growing she is doing (I swear she grew 2 day inches in two weeks, or so it would seem) that she can’t shut her brain off, and all my tricks are not working, she just doesn’t want to sleep but doesn’t realize that by not sleeping she is making a hot mess of herself.
I hope and pray she sleeps tonight cause I am home alone all day tomorrow and if I am running on no sleep I might spend all day crying with her.