I could easily be happy with 8 hours of sleep a night, and that isn't happening either.
Abs is killing me. She's up all night, and for some reason after all this time, it dawned on me.....she doesn't know how to go back to sleep. All that self soothing as babies is useless when they are older, and she for the life of her can't figure it out.
This should have been totally obvious to me, but it hasn't been, and I blame it on the lack of sleep.
We had a long talk about it, and I explained some things to her, and talked about relaxation techniques, and then did what I always do.
I went to Amazon.
I found a few very highly rated relaxation cd's, that tell stories, and get the child to calm down.
I'm hoping it works.
I let her listen to the clips on amazon, and she said she preferred her current cd.
Can you guess what it is? It's a CD made from an old record, that I absolutely loved--the story of Jean Lafeyette. I memorized it as a kid, and Abs has memorized it now.
She thinks that is relaxing. Somehow I don't think the songs and story behind their battle of the British is relaxing, so she said she'd try things my way.
I hope it works.
I have pictures to post from all our fun this past weekend, but while at a festival, we met a Holistic Clinical Nutritionist. After I gave her the 3rd degree on the phone today about credentials, I am taking Abs for an appointment this Friday.
Maybe this will give us some guidance.....some help....some sleep?