I have a 6 month old. I love her dearly, but sometimes I am so tempted to let her cry it out. And I don't, unless I feel like I may pass out with her.
She hardly sleeps! I am up with her until 5am each morning, every time I put her in bed she wakes up immediately after I pull my arms out from under her. When she wakes up its play time. And god forbid I try to nurse her back to sleep! This has been going on for over 2 months now. I then go to work, and repeat the process. In the day time she is extremely happy and playful. But anytime I lay her down or turn my back, she starts to scream and cry as if her heart has been ripped out of her chest. :(
I have tried a routine, but I guess I need to try harder or think harder. I usually try a bed time bath, dim lights, soft music. It works until she hits the bed and wakes up. And she sleeps in a co-sleeper. She wants to sleep right up next to me, but it's too big of a risk for me.
This is one of those awful sick nights. I tried to take a hot shower, and she screamed the entire time. I have no one else to help. :(
So does it get better with these difficult little monkeys?