Then it happened! She got a really bad throat infection a few months after she turned 1 year old and needed to be hospitalized. After two days in the hospital, and only being able to go to sleep holding my hand as I tried to sleep on that crazy convertible chair that they give you to sleep, she was attached to me again. Once we got home she would not sleep in the crib and I started giving in little by little, she would cry I would grab her let her fall asleep with me and then back to her crib. This began her total domination of our bed!!!
See that beautiful Dora the Explorer bed, this was a gift from her grandmother after we found out we were pregnant with Ava because well she was almost two years old and well we just could not fit two cribs in a room with our bed! (Oh we live in a one bedroom, yes that is four people in one room!!) She loved it the day we put it together and we dressed it for her, then it was done!!! Every night she cried and fussed and I had to put her back in her bed more times than I can count! But I stuck to it, if she woke up ten times, ten times she got put back in her bed!!! Yet nothing could make her stay in that thing! Then well Ava came and I was exhausted and she learned how to climb into our bed alone so now with a new born and a two year old who refuses to sleep in her bed I was out numbered and exhausted!!! So I, well, what can I say I gave in!!! She was allowed to sleep in our bed!!! And well she has not left!!! I can't get her out!
My husband gave in early on in this battle and most nights you can find him sleeping on the sofa! Layla and I sleep in our bed and Ava in her crib!!! I know there is something wrong with this picture but she is Houdini!! I don't even feel her anymore when she climbs into bed with me! And lets face it I am just too tired to keep waking up to move her! Its not even the fact that she sleeps in the bed but just the way she dominates the bed!!! She always falls asleep in the middle!!! And I always end up getting kicked in the head!!!
So now last night my husband decided to take back his side of the bed!!! Now there are three of us in this damn bed and I seem to be the one paying for it!!! I have had the worst night sleep in a while! I almost fell off the bed two times and I got kicked in the head more times than I can count!
HELP PLEASE I CAN'T CONTINUE LIKE THIS!!! HOW DO I GET THIS CUTIE PIE OUT OF MY BED!!!
She won't stay in her bed, she won't fall asleep in it, hell she won't even take a nap in it! It has become a storage for her stuffed animals! I am beginning to think I may have to try and fit in it myself so I can get a good nights sleep! I know it's all my fault but please how do i fix it!!! I am so tired! I just don't know what to do!
All I know that this will not be a mistake I repeat: