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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Taos Mountain Mama View Post

My baby is _13_ months old. S/he sleeps in __a crib in the room next to ours_. S/he goes to be around _7:30_ and wakes up around _6:30_. S/he wakes up about 1-3 times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I _sometimes rock her or replace her pacifier_ to calm him/her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner helps with this _when i poke him in the side and wake him up_.
 


     i work full time (60 hours a week) and had to quit pumping at a year b/c i couldn't take it anymore and unfortunately my supply dried up really quickly.  I usually nursed DD to sleep and whenever she woke at night.  DH never woke up, but I was fine w/ it b/c i LOVED the night wakes with her and I miss nursing her SO MUCH.  Anyway, now that there's no more nursing to sleep, DH and I equally share the nighttime comforting needs.  I still wake up every time she cries though and I can never fall back to sleep the way DH can!

post #22 of 41

My baby is 1.5 months old. She sleeps in the bed with my partner and I. She goes to bed around 10 PM and wakes up around 9 AM. She wakes up about 3 times during the night. When she wakes up, I nurse her to calm her down and get her back to sleep and change her the second time she wakes up. My partner helps with this not the tiniest little bit irked.gif

post #23 of 41

My baby is 2 months old.  She sleeps in a pack and play next to my bed.  She goes to bed around 10 pm and wakes up around 8am.  She sometimes wakes up about one time during the night, most nights she sleeps through.  When she wakes  up, I change her and nurse her to calm her down and get her back to sleep.  My partner does not help with nursing, but will change her on weekends or sit up with me if I ask him to.

 

I got lucky on the sleep front, though I don't fool myself into thinking it will last.  She's been sleeping through since about five weeks.  I'm dreading teething.

post #24 of 41

My baby is ___5_____ months old. S/he sleeps in _bed with me and my husband_________. S/he goes to be around _730pm____ and wakes up around __5am____. S/he wakes up about _3____ times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I __nurse him__________ to calm him/her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner helps with this __not at all_________. To be fair, my son is exclusively breastfed so there's not a whole lot he can do with the night wakings. I am always the one to get up with the baby in the mornings, though, and that makes me sad!

post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by Taos Mountain Mama View Post

My baby is ________ months old. S/he sleeps in __________. S/he goes to be around _____ and wakes up around ______. S/he wakes up about _____ times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I ____________ to calm him/her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner helps with this ___________.
I'll go first:
My baby is 10 months old. She sleeps in her crib for part of the night and then our bed. She goes to bed around 8 and wakes up around 5. She wakes up about 4 times a night (on a good night;). I breastfeed her to get her back down, and my partner never helps with this!


Our babes are only about a week apart in age (DD's birthday is 1/28) so maybe it's a good comparison...

 

My baby is 10 months old. She sleeps in her room in a toddler bed with a side rail for the first part of her sleep, and then in bed with us for the rest of the night. She goes to bed at 7 pm. She wakes up around 530am. She wakes 3-4 times at night, usually (8:30), 11, 1:30, & 4. I hold her and calm her back to sleep with a pacifier at her first waking, generally, and then bring her into bed and nurse her back to sleep for the subsequent wakings.  My DH often is the one to calm her with her pacifier and music at her first waking, and he is always the one to go get her from her room and bring her into our bed when she's ready to nurse and sleep with us. 

 

DH handles any night diaper changes, he is usually the one to put her to bed (she typically eats dinner at 530, nurses around 630, and he lays her down at 7. He became her "bed person" somewhere around 8 months). He brings her to me when she wakes at night. I have always felt with both of my kids our night parenting was tagteamed even though I'm BFing, and it certainly helps me not resent DH. Because 530 comes early for both of us, and he's off to work and I'm alone with the kids for 12 hours. We both are accountable to wake, but we also both do whatever we can to help the other one get back to sleep, and as much sleep as possible, as often as possible. We also take turns taking naps on the weekends while the other takes the kids to play or something.

post #26 of 41

Our story changes every night.

 

post #27 of 41

This makes me feel so much better that every family & every baby are different,

My baby is __3 months______  old. S/he sleeps in ___ourbed_______. S/he goes to be around __7:30___ and wakes up around __7____. S/he wakes up about __3+___ times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I __nurse her__________ to calm him/her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner helps with this __not much he can do..

 


Edited by apple o' my eye - 12/6/11 at 8:50am
post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by Hannahkatiebell View Post

Our story changes every night.

 



W0rd.  Ours too.

post #29 of 41

My baby is ___11_____ months old. S/he sleeps in ______his crib for most of the night and then in the bed with me____. S/he goes to be around __7___ and wakes up around ___5:30-6:00___. S/he wakes up about ___1__ times during the night (between 4 and 5). When s/he wakes up, I nurse and rock him_____ to calm him/her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner helps with this ______never_____.
 

post #30 of 41

My baby is 8 weeks old. S/he sleeps in  our bed S/he goes to be around 11:30/12 and wakes up around 7 or 8 S/he wakes up about 2-3 times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I nurse her to go back to sleep. My partner helps with this not at all! (well, he hasn't got the boobs)

 

FWIW: my toddler (he just turned 2) didn't STTN consistently until he nightweaned at 15 months.  He didn't start staying the whole night in his own bed until his sister was born. and that was purely his choice. (she was born when he was 22 months old)

 

post #31 of 41

My baby is two and a half months old. He sleeps in my bed, my arms, his vibrating/rocker chair. He goes to bed around 11pm or midnight (with me) and wakes up around 6-8am, but then goes back to sleep after nursing until at least 10am (which is when I get things done). He wakes up about zero times during the night. When he wakes up, I hold him, change him, and/or nurse him to calm him down and get him back to sleep. My partner helps with this... never, because I don't have a partner.

post #32 of 41

This might no longer be accurate next week :)

 

My baby is 5 months old. She sleeps in my bed, or in the bassinet and then my bed. She goes to be around 8 and wakes up around 7. She wakes up about 2 times during the night. When she wakes up, I potty/nurse to calm her down and get her back to sleep. My partner sometimes bounces her to sleep but I usually do all the night time parenting.

post #33 of 41

My baby is 11 months old. S/he sleeps in  our bed. S/he goes to be around 8:30-9:30pm and wakes up around 7-7:30am. S/he wakes up about 4-6 times during the night (with the odd 10+ wakings for fun as well!). When s/he wakes up, I nurse him to go back to sleep. My partner doesn't help with this - it's just easier for me to deal with since I can nurse him back reasonably quickly!

post #34 of 41

My baby is3 weeks old. S/he sleeps in our bed. She goes to be around 11 pm and wakes up around 7am . S/he wakes up about 4 times during the night. When s/he wakes up, I nurse her to calm her down and get him/ her back to sleep. My partner doesnt help with this..

post #35 of 41

My baby is 3 weeks old. S/he sleeps in a little pod-like bassinet thingie next to our bed. Regardless of when we go to bed, she goes to sleep around 2AM - 4AM and wakes up around noon - 2PM. S/he wakes up about 3 - 4 times during the night time she will actually sleep. When she wakes up, I nurse to calm her down and get her back to sleep. My partner helps with this by rubbing my back while I nurse, filling my water for me, or offering to change her diaper when he's awake. I expect this to change on weeknights as it's his first day back to work tomorrow.

 

Sorry I had to edit so much! If I put in from the time I start trying to get her to sleep, the number of wakings/feedings would jump to 12 or more. She's a little mixed up about night & day. DH's alarm for work goes off at 4:30AM, and I'll be getting up at 7:30 to get the big kids ready for school... so it's going to be rough until she gets her schedule straightened out. 

post #36 of 41


 


My baby is 11.5 months old. He sleeps on his floor bed until we are ready for bed, then we bedshare. He goes to be around 8/9 and wakes up around 7:30 on the dot every day. He wakes up about 1-2 times during the night. When he wakes up, I nurse or rub his ear to calm him down and get him back to sleep. My partner helps with this by making sure there is always a carafe of water and clean glass by the bed, spooning me for support so I can lean against him and rest while nursing, and sometimes just being half awake with us and reminding me how grateful he is that I continue to nurse on demand, especially since it is so demanding!

 

post #37 of 41

My baby is __11___ months old. She sleeps in a crib to start and then in bed with me after her first wake-up__. She goes to bed around _9:30p__ and wakes up around _8:00 or 9:00a___. S/he wakes up about _3 (starting at around 4)__ times during the night. She used to wake up ten times or more starting around 1am, so for those of you in that boat, hang in there! It does get better. When she wakes up, I __nurse and snuggle her (side-lying)_____ to calm her down and get her back to sleep. My partner helps with this occasionally (and he didn't start helping until she was around 8 months old, at which point something just clicked for him).  He helps me get her from the bed to the crib sometimes at night if I feel like her love for my breast is keeping the two of us up.  He also takes her for her first awake period on either Saturday or Sunday, so once a week they have alone bonding time while I sleep until 10:45.  I highly recommend this (and he has actually been doing this since the very beginning)!  The sleep I get when I'm not somehow listening for Mira is just so deep and restorative. I can usually sleep through her first daytime nursing session, and then take part of her nap with her, allowing me to sleep until around 11:30 once a week.

post #38 of 41

5 months, sleeps with me, wakes every 2 hours to eat (4 times), sleeps 6pm-5am, get no help...

post #39 of 41

My baby is 15wks tomorrow.  He sleeps in a bassinet next to my mother's bed (I work nights) or in my arms/bed when I'm home.  He goes to bed around 8 or 9pm and wakes up around 6am.  He wakes up once a night around 1am.  When he wakes up, either my mother or I will give him a bottle and burp him.  If she's doing it he goes right back to sleep but when I do it he tends to try to stay up to play or talk or cuddle.  My partner doesn't help at all because he left when I was pregnant. 

post #40 of 41

My baby is 3 1/2 months old. She sleeps in her Sears co-sleeper for naps, and with my husband and I for the nightSometimes, if she is having a bad day, we have her take her naps in her swing, so she doesn't wind up completely sleep-deprived and loaded for bear. She goes to bed around 8pm and wakes up around 8am.  I'd tried to get her up at 7am, and realized this was why we had been struggling the past few days. She wakes up about 2 times during the night to eat, once when I come to bed at about midnight, and once when I get out of bed around 7am. When s/he wakes up, I nurse to calm her down and get her back to sleep. My partner helps with this by burping her for me if he happens to be home.  He's usually not home.  I wanted to note that she doesn't usually wake up upset, she wakes up hungry.  It's just the two overnight feedings - she is not in the habit of squirming and pounding her fists against my breasts until I pull my sports bra up.  I help her latch and go back to sleep.  At some point she's done and goes back to sleep.  Then I wake up with cold breasts later one.  Heh.

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