Do you sometimes think you would be a better mom if you weren’t so tired all the time? If your 1 year old (finally) slept thru the night? Or is it just me?
You feel tired. All. The. Time. You wake up exhausted and survive the day on caffeine.
Do you get to “sleep when baby sleeps” today? …The mountain of laundry and dishes waiting for you say otherwise. You rush through both as quickly as possible so you can catch a short nap, but as soon as your head hits the pillow you hear the wake-up cries down the hall.
So off to the grocery store you go. You don’t care if you’re not wearing makeup, still wearing the same clothes from last Saturday (it’s Tuesday), and you honestly can’t remember the last time you showered. Then, while in the checkout line you are reminded by that little old lady to “enjoy every moment because they go by so fast!”
And then when your significant other comes home from work he says, “Hi Hon. I have had a really rough day. I’m soo tired! I just need time to unwind first. What’s for dinner?”
You finally go to bed exhausted and the last thought you have is that you feel like a failure… and your day doesn’t even get to end because you will be up at least 3 times that night.
Wash, rinse, and repeat.
If this sounds at all familiar and you are struggling with sleepless nights, lack of energy, frustration and are ready to take back your nights, I would highly recommend THIS – every child is different but this program gives some great tools and techniques beyond letting them cry it out.
And while you are working on teaching that sweet baby how to sleep remember this: You only have 2 jobs…take care of baby, and take care of yourself. Skip the laundry, it can wait a day or two or more. Don’t stress about your list of to-do’s and remind yourself that you can only give to others what’s flowing out of your tank. And if your tank is empty…don’t be afraid to ask for help. Feeling at a loss? Need some advice or encouragement? I’m here. Let me know.
You can check out a video overview of what to expect with more info HERE.
disclaimer: This is not meant for newborns! Your little brand new baby needs to have that constant nourishment in order to grow and be healthy. Just know that if you are in that now, it is short-term (and keep this sleep program in your back pocket for when they are ready). For me, Miss E is over a year old and more than capable of getting enough to eat and drink during the daylight hours. If you are struggling on if/when to start sleep training, always check with your Pediatrician first, but most say no sooner than 6 months old 🙂