[Mom-Encouraged] Sleep Regression at Age 2
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So we’ve been going through this thing with Ava…
She finally discovered [after 6 months of sleeping in a big girl bed] that she has the power to get up and out whenever her heart desires. I still don’t really understand why it took her this long to figure it out but I knew that she just going to get and not getting out of there was far too good to be true.
And here we are…
Every single night, we put her to bed with the same bed time routine, we kiss her, leave her room and in a matter of 30 seconds she’s “sneaking” down the hall into the living room… not so sneakily, I must add. She’s crawled on the floor, she’s slithered and she’s even held one of her pink pillows in front of her face in hopes that we wouldn’t spot her walking toward us. And then when she sees us looking, she gets the most adorable little sneaky smile on her face, which of course makes us smile too. (oops!) And we go through this about 3-4 times a night until she actually goes to bed.
And then comes the middle of the night routine…
She’s gotten used to coming in, mama picking her up and snuggling her and letting her sleep in there the rest of the night. The only problem? Mama does not sleep well when she’s in there, but my goodness, I love those snuggles just so much that I just can’t resist. And so, because of my lack of putting her back to bed at 2:34am every night, the routine has continued.
Do I let her just keep doing it and enjoy these snuggles while I have them? Do I make the 4 trips at 2am until I can get her to fall back asleep in her own bed? Do I just buy her the same mattress and comforter and Tempur-Pedic® pillows that we have so she thinks she’s in our bed no matter where she is?
Either way, this mama needs some sleep because this 2 year old sleep regression (or mama-trained regression?) and pregnancy insomnia don’t mix too well.
Whether your kids are going through a sleep regression, you’ve got pregnancy insomnia or really, if you’re a mama who enjoys a nice, comfy Tempur-Pedic® pillow but woudn’t spoil yourself typically, then I’m here to spoil you right before the holidays because I know you deserve it.
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And even if I won’t be sleeping for the next 12 years with my two kids and husband and 80lb boxer pup in my queen-size bed,
I’ll give that gift of sleep to you!