Rough Night

As I typed the title to this post, I couldn’t help but laugh to myself. Nearly every night is a “rough night” at our house. As I mentioned before, Wyatt on average sleeps a very restless 4 hours at a time at best, which means I sleep a very restless 4 hours ;). Some nights are worse.  When Wy is reacting to food, he screams for hours in pain, and there isn’t anything you can do to help or comfort him, and as he gets older, the harder it is to give him any comfort from his pain.  Most nights, we try really hard to put Wyatt down in his bed, occasionally he will sleep for a couple hours alone, very restless, and come find me, and we either end up on the couch, or in the recliner rocking. When he sleeps with me, he is usually laying on me, or sprawled across me, laying propped up, or on with some sort of pressure on his tummy seem to bring him the greatest relief, and he usually has some form of variation of both of those positions during the night.  There is something comforting to him about being in constant contact with me while he sleeps, that helps him get the most rest, so for now, it’s just where we are.  Trust me, I have heard a lot of opinions on the matter, no he’s not spoiled and manipulating me, yes he is genuinely in pain and needs his mom, no I don’t get much rest when this happens, let’s not even start about the co sleeping debate.  He’s 2 years old, and we have plenty of time to get him to sleep on his own, but right now, any sleep is sleep, for him, and for me, and we just have to make it work. Survival is our goal right now, and you just have to make it work, and shrug off the judgement that seems to come.

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One thought on “Rough Night

  1. I’m a huge advocate for co-sleeping, especially for a traumatized child. I think it’s good for Wyatt. Don’t let people make you feel badly, ever…you are his mom and you know best!

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