One of the very popular topics when I first started writing this blog was Cara and her problems sleeping.
Her problem being that she didn’t like sleeping unless she was firmly attached to my boob or strapped on my in her sling. In desperation, I bought Dr. Ferber’s book, read it and decided that it had been completely misrepresented.
We implemented the “Ferber Method” after I had read the book through and for the first time in Cara’s rather short life, she slept through the night.
And the angels rejoiced…and so did I.
Granted, she never would just go lay down in her bed and go to sleep, but, she would sleep for more than two hours at a stretch and she didn’t bitch for too long.
And that’s what it was. Bitching.
She wasn’t afraid. She wasn’t lonesome. She was out and out pissed at us for having the nerve to demand that she sleep in her room. Actually, Cara was pissed that we would require her to sleep at all.
The horrors! The nerve of us expecting our child to sleep in her own bed!
I’ve well documented our issues with Cara and her screaming since we got back from BlogHer. I’ve written about it here and on Twitter and I’ve thought about it until I’m blue in the…brain?
What I haven’t been able to adequately express is just HOW FREAKIN’ LOUD SHE IS. When your next door neighbor comes and knocks on your door to make sure that your kid is OK, you officially know that your child is loud as hell.
She was so loud, and was loud for SO long last night that I started Googling “Nanny 911” and “Super Nanny” in hopes that one of the shows might be taking submissions.
And no, I’m not joking.
I don’t remember when Cara finally fell asleep last night-though it did finally happen. I also don’t know when Cara woke up this morning and started screaming all over again. What I do know is that I stumbled to the door of her new room, lifted her over the baby gate and went back to bed.
When Tucker left for work this morning, Cara was sound asleep on the couch.
I am truly at a loss right now. Tucker and I have agreed that her sleeping with us is NOT going to happen. We’ve also come to the agreement that her sleeping on the couch isn’t an option. Another non-option is us staying in her room until she falls asleep. I did that crap when she was a baby and think that’s one of the main reasons why she wouldn’t stay asleep when she was a baby.
She went to sleep. I left. When she woke up, I wasn’t there and she would freak out. I have no desire to go through that again.
If you know one of the casting directors for Super Nanny or Nanny 911, tell them to watch this video because we don’t know how to handle this.
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