When Oaklynn was born, she started sleeping through the night at 1 week old. She was THE BEST sleeper ever!
Because of Rett syndrome, she no longer sleeps well anymore. She cries/screams going to sleep and cries/screams waking up (about 80% of the time that's how it is now).
Her sleep schedule goes something like this:
7:30pm - Put in bed
8:00pm - Falls asleep crying/screaming
1:00am - Wakes up crying, screaming and playing
4:00am - Falls back to sleep
7:00am - Wakes up crying
It's been really hard recently being 39weeks pregnant and trying really hard to get some good sleep before I add another one who wont sleep through the night. My husband can't help out in the mornings if she gets up because he is up at 2:30am to get ready for work! With working full time and going to school full time, I think he needs more sleep and I do at this point.
Well last night we went to her cousins birthday party. Came home and she was crying and wanted to go to sleep. We put her pajamas on and gave her a bottle and then cuddled. I took her from her dad to put her to bed and she was being SO STINKIN' cute that daddy didn't want her to go to bed yet. He wanted her to stay up and watch "The Office" with us and cuddle some more. She was being so silly and laughing and cuddling. She didn't end up being put to bed until about 9:00pm.
She fell asleep at 9:30pm without crying AND slept until 8:30am. The good news is that she DID NOT wake up at all... she slept 11 hours straight and did cry falling asleep or waking up!!!!