..would be H not settling for the night. Last night she was up every 30 minutes until around 2am "Mummy, wipe my nose", "Mummy, I'm a little scared" and other such demands/statements. I can feel my back not being right again, and had a weird day at work with it. Please please please Miss Holly, stay in bed tonight. I don't want my back problems back again. One week to the physio...
I can hear her arguing with Daddy over the monitor about going to sleep. "I want to go in bed with mummy" she's saying... oh dear.. I fear we've created our own problem by allowing her into bed with us from 5am onwards (if she wakes up and walks in here). It's not every night, but it's enough maybe it's making a difference, and not in a good way.
And now a fake cry "mummycuddlemummycuddlemummycuddle" she repeats, it doesn't break my heart to hear it, I know she's playing us, wanting that last little bit of attention before sleep time, to prolong the awake time, and she's not having it any more.. she doesn't want a cuddle, she just doesn't want to go to sleep. (though she'll happily take a cuddle, of course). Eventually the talk will disappear and become a whisper. She whispers occasionally now. She'll tell you which toys she wants to sleep alongside, she'll whisper so quietly you have to put your head closer to hear what she's saying - all said in the quietest of voices.
But. She. Wont. Sleep.
Maybe we're doing something wrong, or maybe it's just that toddler phase where they don't want to sleep and you have to go with it. But I don't want to go with this! I want my evenings back. I just want my daughter to sleep.