I was wondering if it's normal a 6 week old, actually 7 weeks starting today, doesn't nap during the day. Well sometimes, yesterday she napped for 2 hours about 3 times, but most of the time, she doesn't nap at all, she wakes as soon as I put her down. She sleeps okay at night, sleeping anywhere from 4 to 6 hours straight, then another 3-4 hours, but I can't get her to fall asleep easily or early. Usually it's after 11pm.
How hard should I try to get her to nap at this age? I have a very needy "spirited" almost 4 year old who is not in preschool which makes devoting time to a sleep routine hard because she is demanding all my time, and I am still recovering from a rough c-section - I tore a stomach muscle while attempting a vbac and got a staph infection in my incision, so I can't hold or rock or bounce her for a long time, and taking a walk is is very hard - plus we are still covered in snow here. I can't even get out of bed without needing assistance, pulling myself up using furniture.
I know there is a 6 week growth spurt - how long does it last? because I feel like I have nursed her non-stop every hour for about 8 days now, again, it's hard to do this with a 3 year old who constantly needs hugs or help doing stuff (this started long before I was even pregnant, she is very high needs). How do other mothers do it because I feel I am doing everything all wrong, this is very very hard.