sleep issues with my 2 yr old!! help?
I have a 2 yr old daughter (almost 27 mos old), and am 34 weeks pregnant. My husband has been gone 6 mos to Afghanistan (and wont be back for a few more weeks) so I have been through this whole pregnancy alone while taking care of a toddler.. Anyway about a week ago my daughter started climbing out of her bed every 2 seconds after i would put her down for a nap, so i would go in there and put her back in her bed and she would wait until i shut the door and she would get out again! It was a nonstop vicious cycle.. every day the past week has been like that. NOW the past 3 days she has been waking up 3-4 hours EARLIER in the mornings, giving her a total of about 9 hours or less of sleep a day... and theres nothing that i can do to keep her in bed! i have tried everything from being nice and letting her read books quietly for "quiet time" to mean things like taking away a stuffed animal out of her bed every time she gets up, and everything in between. its like nothing works and she just doesnt care. Im at my whits end with this girl.. it doesnt help that im not sleeping at all either, being this pregnant (between potty trips every hour, not bein able to get comfy, back aches, havin hot and cold flashes, and not being able to breathe all night, among other things), I only get TOPS 5 hours of sleep, usually around 3 though. So with sleep deprivation, I am on edge all day, using my yelling voice close to 50% of the time I talk, i think im going to lose my mind! We started potty training a month ago and she was doing very well with it, and then lately she has been having waaaayy more accidents.. idk what the deal is.. and for some reason she always holds her poop until i put her down for a nap and she will poop in her pullup (she wears panties all day and pullups at night and naptime). I will ask her if she needs to poop right before I put her down and she won't go, she will sit on the potty and not go.. or she will go pee only... i think she does it on purpose as another reason to get out of bed... im just LOSING MY FRIGGIN MIND seriously.. Nothing works for the naptime or early mornings, no matter what in the world i try, she still wont take a nap, even if shes exhausted. I just dont know what to do anymore :'( i can't stop crying about it because i feel Im going to go crazy or something, and no one has any answers for me, not even my parents as teachers lady.... i just dont know what to do :'( If you have ANY ideas or tips, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW