Will I Ever Sleep Again?
By 965koit on April 24, 2019
This Friday, Baby Lilly turns 5-months old. It’s a huge milestone for her because, as a premie, she is doing amazing and really thriving. She is gaining weight, growing like a weed, and smiling a ton!
We’re so in love with her, but there is a problem.
SHE NEVER WANTS TO SLEEP!
Since Nick and I do the morning show on KOIT, we normally go to bed around 7 pm. We decided to start getting her ready for bed at around 5 pm so that she will fall asleep around 6 pm. That gives us an hour of baby-free time before we need to hit the sack.
We give her a bath, dress her in comfy and warm jammies, feed her, read her a story, and finish it off with a good cuddle. But when we go to put her down, her eyes pop open the minute she touches the crib.
When we pick her up, it’s like she gets a second wind. She wants to play, she wants to engage and make funny faces, and she wants to play with her toys.
Her bedtime has been pushed back until almost 9 pm now!
We don’t swaddle her anymore because she is able to roll over. We even darken the room with blankets over the windows and throw on a white noise machine, but nothing seems to work.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? What should I try? I’m open to anything right now.
Momma needs her sleep!