We didn’t manage to start the falling asleep process any earlier last night. He tried to escape from my bed, jumped off steam in his bed, watched the airplane lights, and wanted me to hold him and sway. He eventually fell asleep on his belly next to me in bed at 9:15. I went to sleep with him this time.
He woke up at 1:45. I thought he was going to go back to sleep easily with some holding and rocking. Instead, he only feigned sleep if I was standing and walking with him. The second I stop he was screaming. I really wanted to nurse him but I knolew that would backfire.
That was a brutal 2 1/2 hours. Not as much crying as the first night but it was so draining. He did ask for tatas a few times as well as hummus and bananas. He finally fell asleep next to me close to 4am after many exhausted tantrums. We woke up about 8 and he nursed for a bit and dozed.
I have neck pain and a headache and am overall tired. It did help that I fell asleep at 9 with him. I was less frustrated in the middle of the night. I really hope he can figure out this going to sleep thing and streamline it. It would be lovely if he would lie down next to me and relax. He just fights it.
Meanwhile, the Christmas packages from grandparents arrived today. To Christmas miracle for me that allows me to pay rent. My mom used to ask me what I wanted for Christmas plus send a check for a few hundred dollars. She didn’t ask me what I wanted so I didn’t have much hope for a check either. Too bad she is still childishly pissed off about us moving. Either way, Wallace will get presents to open, so that is good.