So I have a toddler who is going through a 21 month sleep regression. I mean I’m not sure that’s even a thing but right now I’m going with it.
It all started about 2 weeks ago when #babybigtruck randomly started getting up in the middle of the night which is soooo not like her. We transitioned her to her toddler bed about a month ago now and she was doing so well!
Her night time routine has stayed the same. Every night about 6:30 we give her applesauce with her medication and vitamins in it, we brush our teeth and then we go to her room and pray. After her prayers I lay her down in her bed, turn on her humidifier, give her a kiss good night and walk out. She usually rolls over and goes to sleep and we don’t hear a peep out of her.
For the last two weeks now going on three girlfriend has been getting up anywhere between 1am and 3am and making her way into our room. Most nights I can rock her back to sleep put her in her bed and call it a night. This past Sunday night someone decided she wanted to get up at 1:15am and decided she would stay up until 4:30am when she finally passed out on me on the couch. Stinker.
She has also been insisting on me laying with her at night after prayers. So y’all know how uncomfortable a toddler bed is for Mama?
Yesterday after another rough night of sleep which resulted in #babybigtruck ending up in our bed which I was not thrilled about but let her do it so we could both get some sleep. For the record let me just say she has been sleeping on her own since we got home from the hospital. I can also count on one hand how many times she has slept in our bed because I do not want her to get used to that.
Yesterday I asked Mr. Big Truck to set up her big girl bed and get the mattress from my moms house which is a full sized bed. I figure if she gets up at least I can take her and bring her back to her room and lay with her there until she falls asleep and then I can go back to my room. When we were in FL last week she was sleeping on a full size futon and did great with it and if and when she did get up in the middle of the night I was able to do just that.
Yesterday while I was at work I got this photo from Mr. Big Truck…
When I got home from work I found a very excited little toddler monkey jumping on her new bed.
She was very excited to sleep in her new bed last night with Bob and Kevin. I wouldn’t call last night a toot atlas success but it was much better. She was getting up at out 1:15 for the last few nights and last night she got up at 3am. I took her back to her room and laid with her and she was back to sleep in no time. I had all intentions of going back to our room only I fell asleep too. Thankfully my alarm went off at 5am and I snuck out of her room without her knowing. She woke up about 5:30am on her own as per the usual.
Here’s to hoping tonight goes better and she sleeps all night in her room. If you have any suggestions please share away!