She doesn't hurt, she's not having bad dreams, she is just waking up every hour for no reason and can't go back to sleep. Since 10pm I must have been in there 12 times. She had no nap yesterday, in fact she's only had 1 nap in the past week because we've been so busy, the opportunity wasn't there for her to do so. She WILL NOT take a nap unless I rock her or drive her around for 2 hours, and an hour of that is just trying to get her to fall asleep. I'm not saying she fights me on naps, I say "OK, naptime" and she's usually cool with it, but it doesn't always happen.
A few months ago I thought she was done with naps. I've always let her lead the way on naptime and she was always consistent since she was a baby. The times would change here & there & the # of naps per day but once she changed it, it was consistent for a few weeks/months until her body needed to change it again. I always let her lead the way and she always got tired & laid down at the same time every day. Then she just stopped getting tired about a year ago. I figured she was done with naps, so I felt it out, and she did pretty well for a few months. Then I noticed her behavior started changing & she'd get really defiant and kind of out of control in the evenings, so I started "Non-negotiable 2:00 naptime" and it has been wonderful. But, she CANNOT go to sleep if I just lay her down anymore. I have to rock her, or happen to have an errand to run that I conveniently run at around 2pm. But then if she falls asleep I have to sit there and wait for her to wake up, and usually her naps are about 2hrs. I don't have the time nor gas money for that.
What do I do?? I'm EXHAUSTED from being up late last night wrapping presents and planning for her 3rd bday coming up this Saturday, and I was REALLY looking forward to going to bed early tonight & getting a good night's rest, but my almost-3 yr old is waking up more often than my 3-MONTH old!! >:\ She had a HUGE day, too, so I have no idea why she's waking like this.
Answer by avonbuyorsell at 4:19 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by whitepeppers at 9:12 AM on May. 16, 2011
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