we started bed sharing with DD because we hoped it'd make things easier for everyone.
She falls asleep in her pack and play next to the bed and after the first wakeup I bring her into bed with me. The problem is that she's still up at least every 2 hours and is very fussy when she gets up unless she gets to nurse and often she's still fussy after nursing..
This is last night's schedule:
7:40 Down awake in her pack and play. fell asleep on her own without any fussing or crying (often she'll fuss, we comfort and she goes down)
9:40 Up. Dad tries to comfort her to no avail. I give in and nurse her after some pretty intense crying (she only cried for less than 2 minutes total, in Dad's arms. I want him to have a chance to do some of the night parenting, but she just won't have it.) Goes back down into pack and play after nursing.
11: 45 Up. Nurses. Falls back asleep
1:45 Up. Nurses. Sort of falls back asleep but remains cranky in bed with us, nursing one or two more times before she finally gets good sleep again around 5 a.m. She has been getting so frustrated in bed (arching her back, kicking, flopping around, pulling, yelling) but cries like crazy when we put in her the pack and play.
6:35 up for the day.
I;m exhausted. She goes 3-5 hrs during the day without eating. I can't tell if shed be better off in her own room so she doesn't expect me? My nipples are starting to hurt because she's not a very gentle nurser at night (and she has no teeth yet :|) I'm afraid that I have to get her to stop doing this soon or it's just going to get worse :(
What really bothers me is the time when she gets up is super cranky. She is so clearly frustrated but I can't figure out way. We had a really terrible night recently where she was grabbing and scratching and really hurt me. I don't know what to do.