I'm going to try to be coherent, but I haven't gotten more than a couple hours of sleep in a long time, and last night Zofia never let me go to bed.
Night time has never been an easy time for me as a parent. My kids rule me. I have always co-slept with my 3 year old and still do even now that Zofia, 7 months, is here. I tried having her in the same room with us and she just didn't sleep. The ladies fed off eachother's energy and just stayed awake, so I put Zofia in her crib in her own room and she slept much better.
I can't get her to lay down. She nurses to sleep and then when I go to put her to bed, the second she feels her back hit the mattress SHE GOES NUTS. Screaming, flailing, rolling, coughing. It's horrible. So I pick her up, she stops, goes back to sleep, I lay her down, screaming, flailing, rolling, coughing. Repeat this scenario 50 times.
Here are the things going on:
2. Just getting over a cold.
3. Just figuring out how to sit up and feels that laying down is for losers.
What do I do? I've never let a baby cry it out (as suggested by my husband and many others) and am really uncomfortable with that. How long, if at all, do I let her cry and try to fall asleep? Is this a common phase? Do I just ride it out and let her sleep on me?
I feel like I'm going to fall asleep standing up..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz