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This thread has been really therapeutic for me! I've been losing a grip on my self-control/sanity...screaming at my child because I can't take the sleeplessness and the abuse (biting nipples, back, shoulders). It makes me feel like a monster or worse. My child is a happy kid and I think that's why we don't sleep at night! He just wants constant closeness to mommy. Unfortunately mommy is not a human pacifier with no needs of her own.

Anyhow, I'm taking in all the advice and will be making changes as soon as DS gets over his cold completely.

For the OP, I just have waves of compassion for you and thank you for letting me share your journey.

The only thing I haven't seen mentioned (although I probably missed it) is making sure baby is tanked up on milk during the day. That's one area where we need to make an extra effort. You know how these "curious georges" are...to engrossed in life to slow down and nurse.
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So, hooray for Freecycle! I am going to pick up a tv and dvd player from a next door neighbor at 5 tonight. She literally lives about two houses over and has both tv an dvd. I don't think many stores that sell dvd's are open today, but I think we will be shopping for his new "give mama some peace" dvd tomorrow.

Also, last night was great. I know it always swings back and forth for him but my approach was much different. I took him upstairs to get his pj's on, brush teeth and change his dipe and then brought him back downstairs without nursing or even really getting into bed. He got down on the floor and played pretty hard for an hour or so and finally around 9:15, he climbed up into my lap, asked to nurse and conked out within about 15 minutes. I let him lay there for another 10 minutes or so and then brought him up to bed. It was easy, but I worry that I am somehow doing something wrong by letting him fall asleep on the couch beside me in the evening. I guess whatever works. I still worry though.
that was and still is what we do most the time. I know it might be frowned on but until you have lived a night and day in this house they have NO idea! We enjoy it and if he does it until he is ten I don't care! He won't forever adn somepeople do sleep better when they fall asleep to the tv, I know I did for a long time and I grew up with out tv.
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