My son goes to bed in his own bed just fine...but more often then not he wakes up in the night and comes to my bed. Now don't get me wrong I don't mind most nights...but sometimes he is just "pushy" in bed. when he first comes into the bed he fights me to sleep on the edge, I won't let him because I am afraid he will fall out and hit his head, and because between him and my hubby they put out a lot of heat, I can't sleep well when I am hot so being in the middle of them means no sleep for mommy. Then He insists on using my pillow....that I am on! So I get pushed very close to the edge of the bed and in sleep I must move for him because a lot of times I am not even ON the pillow when I wake up! That is hard on my neck and back, I was in an accident so I have those issues....this pillow war doesn't help.
If that all isn't bad enough I am a natural light sleeper made worse by being mommy. Every little movement wakes me up when it comes to my son, he also talks in his sleep sometimes so that wakes me up to thinking he is up! AH!
When morning comes around I am still tired, but I have to watch my son...I do lay in bed but it never lasts more then 5 minutes before my son is ready for me to get up....that means he jumps on me, rolls on me does everything he can to wake me up..even after I am awake! LOL That wouldn't be so bad if it didn't HURT when he did it!
Anyway I am just ready for a full nights sleep...the ones that I was supposed to get when my son started sleeping through the night! But NO I get the sleeper who moves,snores,talks and gets out of bed!
Any time that my MIL watches him over night I sleep like a rock until late morning...I am talking I don't remember even falling asleep... and I NEVER wake up during the night! So I hate to "blame" it on my boy, but it is obvious why I am not sleeping well!
Does anyone have any advice? I really need some good sleep at night to keep going all day with my energenic son...plus this fall we will be getting up early for preschool, it is a half hour drive (I plan to "work" there as well, my MIL helped get him in and me a job in case you were wondering) so I really want to be alert while driving that far, especially on the highway!.