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Avery WILL NOT sleep. It's been days and I'm lucky if I can get her down for even one nap during the day. At night she needs to be put back to sleep at least 3 or 4 times over 2-3 hours before she'll really sleep. Everything we normally do isn't working. Usually if she's fussy she'll cry for 5-10 minutes then calm down and sleep. Lately she'll cry for 25+ minutes without sleeping. If i give in and pick her up she is angry and fussy because she's so tired. I don't get it. I thought it might be teething, but even giving her some tylenol doesn't help so I'm not so sure anymore. I can't even nurse her to sleep anymore. It's like she suddenly hates everything sleep related. Even just carrying her into her room with the lights off makes her freak out. Should I just let her scream until she eventually exhausts herself? picking her up again isn't working. Just checking on her pisses her off more then calms her down. should I just let her stay up all day? She was taking 3 decent naps every day and now suddenly nothing.

I can't get ANYTHING done. I can't focus with her screaming and if I do give in and let her skip the nap she literally will not let me set her down. I am really struggling right now...

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    02/05/14
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    02/05/14
    Nope, we even took her to the doctor a week or so ago because this is so unusual for her . They said it's probably just teething, but now it's gotten even worse. I think the lack of naps is causing her to be over-tired/over-stimulated which is why she's waking up at night. She is as clingy as can be and is just never happy anymore... I feel like my happy little baby was replaced by a screaming monster :(
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      02/05/14
      Margaret hernandez
      maybe she has gas and when she lays down it bother her more. did some one scare her that you now of.
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      02/05/14
      It's just been me and my husband with her, so nobody has scared her. I worry that leaving her to cry it out is making her hate her crib and bedroom. Normally I don't think letting a baby cry for a few minutes before sleep is a bad thing, but for her it's just not working.

      She does burp a lot more lately, but she does that when she cries really hard. It's like she's swallowing too much air. So I dont' know if the gas is causing the crying of if the crying is causing the gas...
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      02/05/14
      Has she been eating anything different lately?
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        02/05/14
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          02/05/14
          Okay, I called my nurse line. They said it sounds like a severe episode of sleep regression . Not all kids get it but if they do it usually hits between 8-10 months and Avery turns 8 months tomorrow. She's a bit early for this, but the nurse thinks that it sounds pretty textbook.

          Basically she's hitting some big cognitive milestones and she can't turn her brain off to sleep. Not sleeping makes her cranky and confused. Being cranky and confused makes her extra clingy. Basically I have to wait it out and help her to sleep as much as possible, but I shouldn't let her cry it out for more then 10min because it can create negative associations.

          It looks like I'm in for a rough couple of weeks... Thanks for the support though! I'm definitely going to need some moms.com venting time, LOL.
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          02/05/14
          Margaret hernandez
          I fill for ya momma. Hope she get out of this sage fast for ya....Hugs.
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            02/06/14
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            About Taylor
            Current: Chanhassen, Minnesota
            Birth: July 26
            On Moms.com since: Dec 18, 2013
            I'm the proud mama of my daughter Avery, born on June 6, 2013. I'm 26 years old, I work from home as a graphic designer, I will be testing for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2015. My husband, Derek, and I have been happily married for 3 years.