Last night I had to take over Bubba's midnight shift because she just wouldn't calm down, and he was just too tired to deal with it (poor thing had to go to work today too!). After the first signs of fatigue when a little rocking or nursing would usually do the trick, it took about 2 hours to get her to sleep. And then, of course, she's awake in another hour and a half because she's hungry! What a night!
And then today she wouldn't even sleep in the Moby. This is usually my secret weapon. She's all comfy-cosy in there and she snuggles in and snoozes for hours. Not so much today. She just wouldn't stop fussing. So I laid her down in her crib to have a break from the crying next to my ear, and I turned on the white noise machine and gave her a pacifier.
This is what happened when I went in to check on her:
I didn't even want to venture any closer to the crib for fear of waking her.
So what the heck? How do I keep this kid from over-stimulating herself to the point of not being able to settle down or only sleeping for half an hour? Even as I write this she's waking up already. Probably because she's hungry. She's been fussing and fighting sleep for so long it's been hours since she ate. Sigh.