So...I just want to tell all of you...babies sleeping through the night like angels...it's a myth.
Yes, some nights they sleep...they may sleep many nights in a row. But all of them wake up in the night at one point or another. So please, don't believe any parent who says other wise...they are lying. I promise. You are not alone.
Take my son for instance. You will remember I posted a few months back that he started to sleep through the night all of a sudden, and our co-sleeping ended just as suddenly. (This made me sad by the way...my snuggle bug was very missed). Literally the night he turned 9 months old, he slept in his crib all night for the first time ever.
Well, shortly before his first birthday he has decided this will just not do. At first I was like, okay, he is just in a growth spurt and this will be over in a week or so. A month later, and it seems to be getting worse. It is not just for nursing, he is just waking up.
I don't mind so much, it's just that he doesn't want to do anything. Once nursing is done he will "play nurse" for a while, then he won't lay down. He just wants to sit. He can't come to bed with me because he stays awake and jumps (literally) all over his daddy and I. I can't put him in his crib because then he screams. He just wants to sit. After about a week of this new behavior, I am at my wits end. I don't know what he wants...I just want him to sleep.
My solution so far...take a nap during the day when he does. Very useful.