So remember when I told you all what an awesome parent I am? And remember when we talked about the sleep chart? And remember my whole book/talk show idea to make millions?
After 4.5 months of sleep training Ainsley...we are back at square one. We moved last month, and I thought there may need to be some adjustments. But actually, she took it like a champ. She slept in her own bed, in her own room with no problems.
In fact, she was sleeping better than Freddie. There were no tears when I left the room. She'd fall asleep in the hour that I spent downstairs, and she wouldn't wake until the next morning.
Then something changed. Not sure why...but I definitely know when. Two Mondays ago, we had a major meltdown and it hasn't gotten better since. I thought that maybe it was just a rough night, even though we have not seen a night like that since week one of the sleep training. Instead, it's still going on.
There are massive tears and fits when I leave the room. She's awake until 11PM or later. If by some chance I do get her to sleep, she usually ends up in my room before morning. Getting her up in the morning is difficult.
It's like I have stepped back in time 6 months, only now I know what the promised land holds...one hour each night of a grown up TV show...time to prep for the next day...laundry done...sleeping in my own bed all night. And I see it slipping through my fingers quickly.
I really don't know what to do. Do I start the sleep chart all over again? Do we actually go back to the beginning and sleep with her? She's miserable, I'm miserable, Clif's miserable...I'm at a loss. It just doesn't make sense, I don't know what changed.
So I think tonight I'm making a new sleep chart...we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck.