Last week sometime I wrote a post about our bedtime routine and how Ava likes to sleep ,well now I am eating my words last night I had he night from hell ! .
Ava went to bed as normal went straight to sleep really easy , feeling a little unwell I thought I would get an early night ! . As soon as I got comfy in bed the crying started !. I did as I usually do and put her dummy in turn on Ewan and left her to drift back off to sleep . Last night this just didn’t work and the normal cry turned into very loud screaming .
As this wasn’t working I thought right lets see if she is hungry but no she didn’t want milk , didn’t want a cuddle nothing would settle her . Sitting there in her room with her screaming I had a moment of doubt . Why can I not settle her ? I thought I knew her well and could understand what she wanted !. Am I not being a good mommy does she not want me ! . These thoughts of doubt were probably 1 because I was feeling poorly and needed sleep and 2 because I had now sat there for 3 hours and she is still not settled.
Anything you could think of I tried last night and nothing worked at all she didn’t have a temperature she didn’t want a cuddle didn’t want her own space nothing !.
Eventually she settled in her bed at around 4.30 in the morning feeling emotional and tired I just pleaded with her to give mommy at least an hour of sleep and that she did. She decided at about 7 that she was ready for the day to start big smiles the works . Me was not so ready for the day to start so a cuddle in our bed was on the books . Just to give me another hour to lie down not even sleep .
It’s crazy that as soon as I saw her big smile in the morning I forgave her a little I mean I am still shattered and poorly now but we have had a snuggled up day on the sofa .