No sleep for 5 months
My DD who is 9 months old has not really slept at night for 5 months. She's constantly twisting and turning and banging her head into the side of the crib. She will sit up and lay there slumped over crying. Repeat that about 10 times a night. I am so tired. We have a very brain injured 3 year old who doesn't sleep so my husband sleeps in his room and I sleep with the girls in ours.
She refuses to cosleep. Always has. Just kicks and flails and screams. She hates being cuddled and held. Always has. She had a few issues early on (shoulder abscess, lip and tongue ties).
I just don't know how to help her get sleep. It's obvious she needs it because she spends her day grumpy and crying and screaming. We are always walking on egg shells.
Any sleep tips? Letting her cry will not work. She does not calm down. I normally nurse her back down to sleep and put her back in her bed and then it starts all over again.
I've tried turning her around and resituating her without nursing her and that just angers her.
I have no problem with nursing at night. I just need sleep. If she would sleep on me I wouldn't mind it.
I figure at first it was just a phase but its lasted 5 months now and it's obvious she is so very tired.