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4 Month Growth Spurt... - Page 3
Thanks Carey! I'll look those up. I looked up valerian on kellymom last night and it's safe. I'm just to watch for drowsiness in Dylan but he was actually up more than usual last night. Booo. At least I kept falling back asleep. I feel like a new woman today! I'm not even mad that he woke up 6 times (YES SIX) to eat! I slept! Wooohooo!
I had chronic insomnia for six months after my ex and I separated. It was every night, ugh. My friend who is an herbalist recommended valerian, with the warning that it might take a few weeks before I could see any effects. I slept well beginning the first night; it was great. I continued to have insomnia maybe once every week or two, but it was so much better. I don't know the interaction with bf and valerian. I also had instant luck with passionflower tea (flowers/leaves). I could barely finish a cup and I was zonked. I've also heard good things about catnip tea, but I've never personally tried it. Kava relaxed me, but not necessarily made me sleepy. I had hops tea a couple of times, and that also brings on the closed lids. Again, I don't know how many of these are safe with bf.
I've only had insomnia once or twice since the baby came, but ugh! It's sooooo annoying to be lying there exhausted and unable to sleep. I hope you find some relief soon.
I personally would be very very upset with myself if I didn't realize baby was next to me, I sleep differently with a baby then I do alone. It might be safer to always have him with you that way that doesn't happen.
Éowyn was doing much better sleeping after I switched mattresses a couple weeks ago, she went from all night nursing to 2 hour blocks of sleep. Last night she started the all night nursing again and all day she's been spitting up. I'm trying to figure out if it's a growth spurt or if I ate something that upset her tummy.
I gave up on the whole separate crib thing within the first couple weeks with my first, getting out of bed in the middle of the night is miserable!