How Can Someone So Little Take Up Our Entire Bed?


Not sure what has happened, but I feel I have gone back a few months! My sweet Little L is… actually kind of not so sweet. She is turning into a grunting, screaming and crying little monster. Alright, so not a monster, but she literally changed overnight. She no longer sleeps through the night, she wakes up screaming, and only wants to be in our bed — and even that’s not enough to soothe her.

At night, she wants to climb on me, pull my hair, and roll around. She won’t settle, even after having milk. She has my husband and I nearly sleeping on the floor because she takes up the entire bed!

I’ve tried it all — letting her cry, soothing her back to sleep, holding her close, milk then rocking her back to sleep. But nope. Nada. She won’t have none of it. And we just bought her a new crib which she will go to sleep in, but not stay there all night. It’s as if she knows to wake up at exactly 3 a.m. every night and demand our bed.

During the day, she refuses to play in her play yard and only wants to be held. I put her down to play and she lets out a huge shriek.

I’m sure she is teething. However the change has completely thrown me off guard. She only naps for 15-20 minutes at a time, not leaving me much time — and of course, I don’t feel she gets enough sleep.

I am a pretty relaxed mama, but I’m a bit worried. Not sure if I have mom amnesia, but I don’t remember having sleep problems with my son. He was a sound sleeper. Nothing woke him up. But Little L wakes even when we walk by her room at night to use the bathroom.

¡Ay Dios mío!

I really, really don’t know what to do. I’m hoping this phase goes by fast and that some teeth start coming out soon, because I want my sweet baby back!

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