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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by happybunny View Post
This is pretty much what Elli does. She naps on Dad while we watch TV, goes to bed with us between 10 and 11 (sometimes sooner) and wakes up to nurse and for a diaper change between 3 and 4. She does another stretch until about 7 and maybe an hour or so thereafter. We mostly hang out in bed until about 9:30 and then get up for the day.
We're getting close to this routine ourselves! I rock her to sleep in between 7-8pm and she sleeps on my chest until around 10/10:30.... then she wakes to nurse around midnight (we dream-nurse, so she never really wakes up), then a nursing and diaper change at 3/3:30, and then around 6:30/7am she wakes up for another diaper change and nursing.

Usually I get up then and get her up with me, change her into her "daytime" clothes, and she plays in her crib while I eat breakfast. Then I pump and after that, she falls asleep for another hour.

She's still getting at least 2-3 naps a day, one has to be at least 2 hours long or she is very grumpy at night and won't fall asleep.
post #22 of 25
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Since I posted this thread things have changed on my front.

Avett will fall asleep but will not STAY asleep. The last three nights he sleeps for 10 minutes after I put him down in his crib - then starts with the thrashing. He kicks his legs - brings them up to a 90 degree angle - and slams them down on the mattress. Repeat until he is awake and crying within 2-3 minutes.

I don't know what to do about ti! He was doing so great. Now I would give anything to have that 930 - 1230 stretch back!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Truckerdoo View Post
Since I posted this thread things have changed on my front.

Avett will fall asleep but will not STAY asleep. The last three nights he sleeps for 10 minutes after I put him down in his crib - then starts with the thrashing. He kicks his legs - brings them up to a 90 degree angle - and slams them down on the mattress. Repeat until he is awake and crying within 2-3 minutes.

I don't know what to do about ti! He was doing so great. Now I would give anything to have that 930 - 1230 stretch back!
I'm sure you've already tried this, but Nimbus does that wiggling/leg lifting routine when I first put him down (asleep) in his co-sleeper and also around 7 am, and what really helps is to lay my hand on his chest and leave it there...I often fall asleep that way (we use a co-sleeper next to the bed). For the 7 am one, I do that and also unswaddle his arms, and since I started doing that he's been going back into another sleep cycle at that point and sleeping for a few more hours.

Like I said, common advice! But that's what's been working here. I also wish I could get his old TV watching with DH nap back...now he's awake all evening and even when he's nursing I'm worried that the TV distracts him. It's the easiest way to get DH to hang out with us for a long time in the evening, though, and I miss the adult company. But I try not to complain too much because even if he keeps me up late, he is an unusually good sleeper at night. Just not so much on the napping front anymore.
post #24 of 25
"Princess" Grace is still not sleeping through the night regularly. This weekend she did it once-- Friday night she was up practically ALL night long....and then Saturday she was down by 8:45 and I didn't hear a peep from her until almost 4:30! Of course, by that point I was afraid to move, I'm used to 4 hours tops between feedings, my poor chest!! Our "normal" seems to be a nap of sorts at 8pm, nursing to sleep at around 9:30/10, up to nurse again at about 2, and then up usually for good at 6:30am. She might nap sporadically through the day, 20-30 minutes at a shot.
post #25 of 25
DDCC to say that my "baby" is 26mo and he still doesn't sleep through the night! For that matter, neither do I.

It's normal. For a long time when my son was that little, he woke every 1-2 hours or more. I think the biggest help for me was adjusting my own expectations and finding ways to get more sleep for myself. It gets better with time, but every baby is different.

You might try posting over in the Family Bed and Nighttime Parenting forum for tips, and a good book to pick up on babies and sleep is The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Hang in there!
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