Never slept in 19mths...HELP!!!
Hey all, I am new to this forum but am in desperate need of advice/assistance. My son now 19mths has genuinely not slept for more than 4 hours since the day he was born!! I suffered from HELLP syndrome during labour and nearly lost my life. A speedy recovery ensued and we immediately instigated a bedtime routine of bath, bottle etc... Whilst I was in intensive care my son, although healthy, stayed on the special care baby unit until I was well enough to come home. Im giving a bit of background as I am unsure if my sons "unusual" beginning in life is now playing a part in his sleep patterns. He was constantly nursed by me, daddy or grandparents, aunties, cousins etc.. fed very well (still does) but would never nap for more than an hour tops! It hasnt really improved much. Once asleep he is constantly moving his legs, arms, sitting up, lying down, shouting out. He is never truly rested. As you can imagine we are both absolutely rock bottom. Both parents work full time (shifts) and each day is becoming harder and harder. He wakes some nights between 10 & 20 times until I am so exhausted I climb into his bed or put him into ours... Advise.... Thoughts...Suggestions please very much appreciated