My DD just turned a year old.
Since day one, shes woken up to nurse every three hours through the night. I guess I just figured it would slowly improve as she got older.
Well......doesnt seem to be improving at ALL.
In fact, 3 hours is considered good. I'd happily get up with her every 3 hours! Lately its more like every 90 minutes, sometimes less.
I feel like Im losing my mind.
She used to take a pacifier to bed, but ditched it on her own accord a couple months ago.
We've had the same bedtime routine set in place forever, and usually its not a problem to get her to sleep....just transferring her to the crib, or keeping her asleep for any length of time in the crib.
Sleeping in a crib isnt new to her. Shes been there since the early months. The crib is in our room. I used to think that possibly us stirring in bed was waking her, but shes up multiple times before DH and I even get into bed.
I really think she just doesnt know how to soothe herself back to sleep without me or my breasts. And I cant seem to just let her cry to figure it out, either.
I guess Im just looking for advice, or words of support, or something.
On a bad night her and I get maybe a couple hours of totally broken sleep and I think we'd both fare better if we were sleeping more!