January 18, 2011
The past two weeks have been a sleeping nightmare. Rachel will not sleep past 5am and she will not nap more than 45 minutes. I have tried moving her bedtime up to 7pm. It's not making a difference. She wakes up at 5am and yells, cries and whines until I get her. I have tried waiting until 6:30am and she just will not go back to sleep. She cries and yells for an hour and a half. I have tried making her nap time consistent. After 45 minutes she is awake and yelling and will not go back to sleep. The only way she will take a nap is for me to drive her around for 2 hours in the car. Not good for the environment, me or our wallet. And it's also not good for my brain. I am so tired. I need the nap time during the day if she is going to get up at 5am but it isn't happening. I am so tired.