Originally Posted by RosieL
Ps. One or two of the books I read about sleep suggests having someone to talk about the night before each morning. Maybe I'll use this thread thta way! :)
Oh dear I had the worst night so far here.
DD woke for the first time between 12-1 am. She was laying 180 degrees in the other direction somehow. Gave her her paci and she slept until 3am. Then it was continual giving of her paci, trying her on her side etc. When I go to put the paci in she is so awake she grabs my fingers like a maniac. I tried putting a towel rolled up behind her back so she could stay on her side but she got really mad. I rocked her back to sleep once and tried to put her in her crib, she woke up. Rocked her to sleep and laid her next to me, she woke up. Even in my arms she wasn't in a very deep sleep. Ended up sitting upright until 7.45 when I could finally get her to sleep next to me and then the alarm goes off at 8.25
Maybe it's something i'm doing routine wise? I haven't changed anything though. She doesn't have a feed in the night (i'm EPing) because she used to sleep through until 6am and I was just feeding her to get her to sleep not because she was really hungry. I'm sure she's not really hungry otherwise there's no way she would last until 8.30 in the morning. She doesn't even drink a lot then and usually brings a little bit back up (otherwise she never throws up).
So she drinks at 8.30, 12.15ish, 15.30, 18.30 and then bedtime routine starts at 21.10 and bottle at 21.30 then bed. She usually falls asleep in my arms downstairs at about 20.15 so i'm actually waking her up to go through the routine. Should I start putting her to bed earlier? Would she then wake even earlier? What do i do about the 21.30 bottle, just see when she wakes up?
Also her hands felt cold in the night, maybe she isn't warm enough? She had her diaper on, two piece thin pajamas (no bodysuit) and an armless sleep-bag made of sweatshirt/t-shirt type material (double). The room was 22degrees but the window was open on her side (blinds closed), maybe I should try tonight with a bodysuit.
Pff two weeks ago I was only worried about her not napping in her bed, from the moment we got her doing that she doesn't sleep at night! I made the room quite dark to get her to nap, maybe her rhythm is messed up? Although she never sleeps for more than 3hrs during the day
I'm just doubting everything now... Can this all be from teething pain even though I don't see a tooth? How long should a sleep regression last I wonder? Just not sure how long I can keep going on this amount of sleep and hubby has night shift right now!