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Thank you all for the suggestions! Over the weekend she napped both days! GASP. Starting Friday we got back to falling asleep in her own bed easily with no fighting. Book, Song, Sleep. I told her I would stay until she fell asleep but then I would leave. I told her I was going to read my book though, and that made ME feel better. And I told her that I would leave after she fell asleep so she would toss and turn but not wake up and run out of the room immediately.

She is still waking up at Midnight-1am though and coming into our room. And even if she does sleep in our bed, she's tossing and turning all night. She's too hot, mostly I think, and I refuse to go back to my husband and I switching out nights in the spare bedroom. I know I googled a ton but the truth is, I'm so selfish! I want my bed back! I want my husband back! I want to be able to sleep without being woken up every 30 minutes. And on top of that...I need to be up at 6 every day and it's pouring into my job and making me do poor work. SO...

A few of you suggested putting up a blanket in our room and letting her sleep on that. I will try that this week! Thank you!


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Mar. 21st, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
It is not 'selfish' to want a good night's sleep with your husband. If you and he lose your closeness, everything else starts to decay. An occasional night like that is understood, if there is illness,etc., but if it keeps up, it erodes your relationship.

I agree with the blanket on the floor suggestion, but during the day talk to her about being a 'big girl' and staying in her own bed.
Mar. 21st, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
It really does! I started noticing that last week on our 4-5th day sleeping separately. I miss him. :( lol Thanks for understanding!

Hey so I have a twin bed in the basement, should I bring that up? Or just get a soft blanket? I'm so worried about hastily getting up in the middle of the night and tripping on her or something! AHH. haha
Mar. 21st, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)
I would do a blanket--if you put the twin bed in, it is a little too comfortable! She might never leave it! If you are okay with that and have room, that's of course fine, but it wouldn't work for our family and our kid.
Mar. 23rd, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
All I can suggest is that you used up your mom-quota of sleep during her first two years, and now the sleep tank is empty.

Just kidding. This too shall pass. Stand firm and don't let her in your bed if you don't want to deal with keeping a child OUT of your bed down the line.

My younger son went through a loooong (10 months?) phase like this. Our solution was to move a big bed into his room and an adult would finish out the night with him there after he woke, usually around 2. It was sub-optimal but did keep everyone sleeping. If she's having trouble falling asleep you could also try a drop of melatonin, which I have heard can work wonders.
Mar. 24th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC)

We tried the floor bed, she slept there for a few hours. Then wanted to move it to dads side of hte bed, slept there a few hours...and then bumped her head because she keeps fidgiting and then she woke up again and Ryan put her in bed with us around 530, so a half before we had to wake up. SO maybe some pillows will help us get some sleep tonight.
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