Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's Been a Month

It's been a month ... since I reported that wonderful miracle of sleep. How's it going? Um...not great. We're back to square one. With going to the cottage and my parents and back home, and back up and back home again, his sleep has reverted back. He hates sleeping above the garage at the cottage. He knows when we leave the room we're really far away, plus it's hot and stuffy and it's not his usual bed. It's slightly better at my parent's house because at least it's air conditioned, but it's still a change and Matthew doesn't do well with change. We've put the crib mattress on the floor beside our bed. Now one of us has to stay until he falls asleep. Ok, not one of us, ME. I suppose we should have kept the "sleep training" stuff at the cottage.

Now that we're halfway through summer, I don't really know what to do. Not only does he not fall asleep easily anymore, but he's waking up multiple times a night, sometimes he's up for hours. Even last night at home he ended up in our bed because he kept waking up. I was trying to avoid the bed and put him on the mattress on the floor, but a big scary crash of lightning scared him and woke him up. He spent the better part of 2 hours in the wee hours of the morning squirming around and kicking me, pulling my hair, and climbing on me.

So what do we do? Sleep training at the cottage? How on earth should we go about that? And will it all be ruined when we come back home? Wait out the summer with crappy sleep and try again in the fall? Ack! You're TWO kid! Time to SLEEP!!!!