Hi, I've just looked back on my original mail which was 1 month ago! Things haven't improved really, we've had a couple of better nights but still not the same as it used to be.
Ellie has gone from almost sleeping through most nights to suddenly overnight waking and being sometimes impossible to resettle.
I've read some of Sheynes notes and we do have a very strict daytime routine and have cues at sleeping time - the same words used each time 'time for sleep'. Very weird and has us baffled each night.
I'm attending the CYS day service on Friday but to be honest I'm not sure how that will help because her day sleeps are fantastic, 2 good sleeps a day. Ellie has no problems putting herself to sleep at anytime initially just resettling at night. We are procrastinating over starting controlled crying but we need to do something soon as we are becoming more tired and rundown, it's hard to accept when we know she was once a very good sleeper and is such a happy lovely girl during the day.
Her routine is:
6am - breast feed
7am - weetbix
8am - sleep for up to 1.5 - 2hours
10/10.30 - play maybe some fruit
11.30-12pm - lunch - protein and veggies followed by fruit or yoghurt
12.-1pmish - play
1pm - sleep for 1.130hr
2.2.30 - breastfeed
2.30 - 4.45.5pm - play/walks/tummytime/jollyjumper etc...
4.4-5pm dinner - vegies followed by custard or yoghurt
5.15 - nudie playtime
5.30-5.45 - bathtime lots of kicking
6pm relaxing with dummy
6.45 - bedtime
Does that sound fairly normal... I guess I'm constantly looking for answers. I'll do some more reading of Sheynes website to see if there are anymore hints.
louise and ellie