we co sleep, nurse etc.
dd is 17 months.
usually wakes every 3-4 hrs, nurses briefly, back to sleep. sometimes around 5am she gets up every hour or two.
she tends to hold her bladder all night.
but the past few nights she's been getting up around 2am and won't go back to sleep.
she nurses and fidgets like she wants to sleep but can't. and if i roll over or stop the nursing session she freaks out. if i give her to dh she screams until she throws up (and i don't let her cry very long) she just nurses, switches sides and it's killing my back and exhausting to lose so much sleep in the middle of the night.
is this a phase? any tips?
when we're in the thick of it i decide to night wean but i don't know where to start. it's all she knows so it's my fault. eventually i'd like dh to put her to bed but probably not for another year. but when i'm in bed and she wakes up it's so easy to roll over and nurse...but i can't deal with this continuous antsy nursing that lasts 1-2hrs.
sometimes it's b/c she has to pee but lately she'll wet her diaper or go in the potty (in the dark, on the bed) but won't settle for another hour or so.
i just don't know what to do and i get mad and frustrated and just want to sleep but am unwilling to cio. or even cry in arms for extended periods.