Liam was always a good sleeper, until 6 months when his teeth started coming in. He started with more late night wakings, only for a few minutes to nurse and be comforted then back to sleep. I felt bad for him being in pain (it was a wailing cry, not just a whine) so I'd go to him.
Then he teethed non-stop for for 5 months. We seem to be in a break now, but between vacation and then my ILs in town, he slept with us a few times and got sort of used to being in bed with us, and also me nursing him while we lay down. He would nurse all night and I'd fall asleep and wake up and he'd still be eating. Like I'm a human paci.
So now I have to break him of this new want of his and the last two nights have been mis.er.a.ble. Letting him CIO is killing me, I end up going to him. I worry about him waking Evie but also, he's standing in his crib SCREAMING. It just doesn't sound like the kind of cry where he's about to doze back off by himself.
And I'm tired. Exhausted. I just want to go to him, nurse him, and get him to sleep so I can get back to sleep. But in the meantime, I have every intention of weaning him in 29 days, so once that happens, I can't just nurse him in the middle of the night.
Last night, I tried rocking him and giving him a sippy. That really only ended with more screaming.
Please help. I'm so tired, I just burst into tears for no reason. And three year olds don't get that, so here I go to run around playing hide and seek.