I feel like I've been run over by a bus. The bus is shaped like a busy 2 year old who hasn't slept properly in a month (so neither have we). When you have a newborn and are all sleep-deprived and crazy, anything you do achieve (including a shower) is praise-worthy. When you are equally sleep-deprived and crazy without a newborn, you just look and feel like your head is on backwards and you have lost the plot. I don't even know what I haven't done at this point, though I'm sure it's a lot. Emails have dropped out. Post is almost as bad. Christmas presents are packaged but not mailed. The only thing that keeps me turning up on time to appointments is the fact that I copied out my planner onto the glass backsplash in the kitchen. Seriously. Sigh.
I know we aren't the only ones who have been in this boat. When we moved house, our little one went from having her own room with a baby gate on the door in the back of the house to sharing a room without a baby gate in the middle of the house. Putting a baby gate back won't do it. If we block her in, she just tortures her sister until they are both awake and miserable. There were too many changes at once, and now we have one more (Oma is here to stay with us). We have tried so many different things to get our girl to return to sleeping normally (increasing naps, omitting naps, total darkness, nightlight...), but we're pretty sure that "waiting it out" is the only solution that will work. Alas, that is getting harder by the day. The only thing that keeps Wee One in her bed and relatively quiet is adult presence as a human baby gate, but our presence also keeps her awake. Bedtime has become a 2+ hour to-ing and fro-ing in and out of total darkness that leaves us all exhausted (and increasingly grumpy).
So many friends have shared that their own kids struggled with sleep after a move, but the problem eventually righted itself (albeit after 5+ weeks). Has that been your experience? Did you try something new that worked a treat?