Sleep...it seems like a very distant memory. 14 months of sleep deprivation is really catching up with us. We feel like we have a newborn again and we are back to taking turns getting up with her. Piper has never been a good sleeper at night, she did sleep quite a bit during the day for a few months when she was little. Since we took her off phenobarbitial we have seen the least amount of sleep so far. We have been working on finally getting her on a schedule in hopes that she will sleep better. So far it hasn't helped much. We are also trying to get her to sleep in her crib in her room. On a good night she will sleep 4-6 hours not consecutively. She falls asleep easily but wakes after 3-4 hours and cries for 2-3 until she wears herself out again. We have tried sleep aids which help her fall asleep but don't help her stay asleep.
She has screaming meltdowns all day now and it's probably from being so tired. It's affecting her therapy sessions and we usually leave early because she is too tired.
We are doing a sleep study this evening and they need atleast 6 hours of sleep to get the data they need. Piper and I will go in at 7 and be released at 5:30am. If they don't get enough data we will have to repeat the study. She is not allowed to be held while we are doing the study so it should be interesting. I foresee a long night for both of us.
On a more positive note she is smiling an laughing a lot more. Justin can really make her giggle. It's awesome to see her so happy.