How can such a little person have such a loud and piercing scream?
For how sweet and good nature she is during the day, she is the opposite at night. Our nights are getting out of hand. I am surviving on little sleep and when mommy doesn’t sleep….that is no good for the whole family. Ms.A and Mr.D have really good sleep habits and have great night time routines. Why am I having such a problem with our littlest one?
I can tell you that each night it is getting worse and worse. I am trying to be very consistent, keep a food journal, watch her day time napping, keeping things calm and low key before bedtime…..
She is a champ at her daytime naps. No big fusses, just puts her little head down and off to sleep. You would think that at night it would be the same. I do everything the same. The room is set up the same. The lighting, the sound, the temp….everything! Yet, she screams as soon as she goes down. Not a cry…a SCREAMING…YELLING…THRASHING FIT. There is absolutely no soothing her. If you pick her up she goes rigid and intensifies. If you try to rub or pat her to calm her down, the same reaction.
It is breaking my heart to see her in these fits and nothing that I do seems to help. Last night Hubby actually pulled me out of the nursery and closed the door. We just waited it out. Several hours later of on and off crying, she went quiet out of pure exhaustion.
This can’t be the solution.
I refuse to have this be the solution.
There has to be something I can do.
Thursday we go to the pediatrician for her one month check up. This will be a huge discussion point. I am not a novice mom, but I feel like one.
Any ideas or suggestions would be gladly accepted.