Mom Struggles: Why don’t you wanna sleep?

Today was quite challenging mentally for me. Of course, being tired doesn’t help. My son decided that he doesn’t want to sleep from 2 am to 4:15 am. And over that, he’s fighting his naps during the day. He has been doing this for the past week or so.

Sometimes I wish he could tell me what’s going on. Perhaps it’s teething, maybe it’s a stomach ache, or possibly just because he doesn’t want to be alone. I wish he could tell me.

When things like that happen to him, it makes me wonder if I am doing a good job as a mom. Am I doing enough, am I doing the right thing, am I spoiling him too much, should I go and rock him once more or just leave him cry a bit.

When he cries, it breaks my heart.

The funny part is that they say things will get easier, but it feels like it’s getting harder. I had fewer issues when he was two months old than now. Being a mom is the hardest job I have ever done, but when he reaches milestones, it’s so rewarding.

I’ve done some research today and maybe he’s been sleeping a bit too much during the day. I will try to cut his nap a little and maybe that will help him sleep at night.

If you have kids, have you ever gone through this at around 10 months old?

Wish me luck!

2 responses to “Mom Struggles: Why don’t you wanna sleep?”

  1. You are doing a great job as a mother. My son just turned 9 months last week and he started to wake up in the middle of the night too due to teething.
    We co-sleep so it’s easier to know/feel immediately if he needs anything. It lets us (my partner and I) sleep peacefully too.
    If you feel (mommy instinct) that he really is in pain, you may give him Paracetamol for kids. We give him 1ml as advised by his pediatrician. But if not, we let him bite on his teether then after a few minutes, go back to breastfeeding!
    Or sometimes, babies just need 1 hr of their own playtime in the middle of the night. Haha! We just let him play and talk alone even in dim light but we are still just beside him. When he starts to get fussy, I breastfeed him!
    During daytine, we make sure that he gets 2 hrs nap time in morning and 2 hrs nap time in the afternoon.
    However, all babies are unique and different! πŸ™‚ goodluck mommy! We can do this πŸ˜‰
    These are all based on experience! ❀️

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