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Will I ever sleep through the night ever again?

Those of you who have been reading for a while will know I did not birth sleepers. The boys were slightly better and now that Cameron is a teen, he has discovered the joy of sleeping. My girls, however, they have no time for sleep. We have never co-slept, we have tried it but no one sleeps so my kids have always slept in their own beds (for the most part). Even though Emma wakes every now and then, we haven’t really had major issues until the last few weeks and now I ask myself daily if I will every sleep through the night ever again.Sleep| HarassedMom

Jack, who normally sleeps just fine, has started waking up, insisting he is scared. The reasons are always different and it doesn’t matter that Cameron is in the room with him. He ends up on the floor next to my bed. It’s a quick process to get him from his room to ours but it is still a break in my sleep and I am not one of those people who put their head on the pillow and fall asleep.

Emma has also taken to coming through to our room and in the haze, that is the middle of the night it is just easier to put her in bed with us which never ends well. She rolls around for ages before she finds a spot to lie on. She needs certain pillows, some nights she wants my pillow, some nights her own pillow. It is never just, get in our bed and sleep! She will not under any circumstances sleep on the floor next to our bed, she has been very clear about that!

There were a few nights we had both of them in our bed. We do not have a fancy pants royal king size extra length can sleep 10 people size bed! So, 4 people on our bed means no one (except my husband) sleeps properly.

Emma is 3, Jack is 5 should we not all be sleeping through by now? I have walked enough passages at 2 in the morning trying to get babies back to sleep. I have bribed and cajoled and begged enough toddlers to PLEASE just sleep. I have tried every method known to parents and some that I shall not mention to get over tired babies to close their eyes and sleep. I feel like I have done my time and should, by now, be able to sleep through the night!

Cameron is 15 this year which means in about 2/3 years I am going to start lying awake waiting for him to get home in piece and then it will be Kiara’s turn so really, I only have the next few years to get some proper sleep before the next season starts but my kids seem to have other plans for me. I know there are moms who say “You just get used to no sleep and learn how to function.” Maybe that is true but I do not want to get use to functioning on no sleep. I want to sleep! I just want to sleep!

Who else is dealing with middle of the night wake ups?

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  1. 27 February, 2017 / 9:54 am

    My son Kev (23) has a fancy ass bed like that. It almost takes up his entire bedroom (in his fancy ass house). I’m super envious.

    That same fancy ass child never slept through the night until he was four years old!

    Unfortunately I have severe insomnia, hence nocturnal, so even medicated I do not sleep. I’m tired!……. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  2. 27 February, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    OMG, thanks for giving me ZERO hope. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Harley is almost 15 months and still not sleeping through. I was figuring that she would get there in a few more months, but now you’re making me afraid that I will never be rested again!! O_O

    • Laura-Kim
      28 February, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      LOL sorry Zoe! But I never bred sleepers, it appears. Cam is up at 5 every morning. So its all of them!

  3. 27 February, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Oh no what are you telling me now!! I co-sleep and my child doesn’t want to sleep without me or husband – she is one year old. So you telling me she might grow up and not like sleeping. *****wailing**** ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 28 February, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    we’ve been dealing with this with Gems for about a month or so now. At first I thought it was cos she was getting cold but now I am sure she is just being a little shithead. My back is broken from sleeping with her in her 3/4 bed but honestly I just don’t know how else to get past this. Thank God Kade sleeps like the dead most nights unless he is really sick.
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    • Laura-Kim
      28 February, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      hahaha Sam! Yes our kids really can be shitheads sometimes!

  5. 28 February, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Laura you know Mr L was the worst sleeper ever and that he is still awake every morning by the crack of dawn. I have a weighted blanket if you want to try that for Emma. Also Calmag powder in the evening seemed to help. You can also try Nervitron for nightmares .
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    • Laura-Kim
      1 March, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Thanks Rina. She doesn’t want to sleep with anything on her. She actively kicks it off, only time she wants a blanket on is when she is eating *sigh*

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