I might lose my mind. But I know for sure I am definitely losing my patience. Brandt's sleep issues are not improving and I don't know what the heck to do.
We started using a baby gate across his doorway on Saturday night and things went fairly smoothly the first few nights. When he woke up (still 3-4 times a night) we only had to walk to his door and he would climb back into bed and go to sleep. We didn't have to stay in there for the 10-20 minutes it took for him to fall asleep like we had to do before. But the last two nights have been HORRIBLE.
I figured we were just reinforcing his night waking by going to him every time he woke up, so I told Joe we should just let him fuss for a while and do the whole cry-it-out thing. We went to him at 10 minutes, then 15 minutes, then 20 minutes. But he never calmed down and fell back asleep. Last night this went on from 12am - 2:30am, at which point I gave up and brought him into our bed. I was surprised that he actually went to sleep. But then he woke up at 4:40am. Joe brought him back to his room and stayed with him until he fell asleep, but then Brandt was up for the day by 6:20am.
None of us are getting enough sleep and I have no freaking clue what to do about it. And my neck still hurts like hell from Tuesday night when I slept on the floor next to his bed for 2+ hours.
I'm definitely a cranky pants.