So. Question. I don't think I did as much googling and relied a lot more on sites like kellymom and mdc last time, but everything I'm seeing on the internet says that b/w 4-6 months, you can stop nursing during the night? What's up with that? Is that mainstream advice for ppl who don't cosleep or something? I didn't nightwean Nora until she was well past one (isn't that what Dr. Jay Gordon recommends?). Annie - is this what you're friends are doing by dropping feedings? I'm just really confused. How else would I get him back to sleep? I'm asking more hypothetically b/c I'm not about to do this, I'm just surprised that this is the advice that's out there.
I totally wonder about this myself! I have no idea........and exactly for that reason. How the heck else are you supposed to get a baby back to bed? IME at least, that is all they want 9 times out of 10 (I mean, by that age). A still wakes up a few times a night, and all she does is nurse and go back to bed. She sleeps next to me in her crib, not because I am an avid cosleeper, but because I am waaaaaay to damn lazy to try and listen out for a baby in another room, to then have to walk my sleepy butt to said other room to nurse and then back again!!!!! People make things waaaaay harder on themselves to say the least.....
JJ - yes, it will get better, worse, better, worse and better again That is one thing I have learned in parenting is to just *be* in the moment. Yeah, you may or may not get sleep. Yes, you may get woken up to the fact that one of your children has puked for the 5th night in a row (luckily we seem to have finally gotten over that! knock on wood of course) but if you just enjoy it to whatever extent you can, life is much better
I think it really comes down to how you think about things. Like A was up alot more than usual due to getting her top tooth (did I ever tell you ladies that her bottom two FINALLY came in about a month ago! took forever!) and I always try to think about how nice it is to snuggle with her and how big and cute she's getting rather than "I have to freaking work tomorrow!!!! I am going to be soooo exhausted!!" Of course, a lot of times it doesn't work and you are totally still the next day.
One day we will all be old ladies with grown ass kids.............keep the goal in mind........ha ha ha
It has seriously taken me three hours to write this. I bet I have missed 20 posts.