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Owen's sleeping habits have finally become somewhat predictable. He doesn't seem to nap long usually several 20 minute cat naps throughout the day. At night he wakes up once, which is such a welcomed change, and he is sleeping in his crib. This all came about a few weeks ago. There were a few days where he slept through the night until about 4am. I think I messed that up by intentionally waking him up to feed because my breast were so engorged. I can live with waking up ONCE in the night to snuggle and nurse. The constant waking up was killing me. I'm not such a ogre now and can actually be pleasant company. Amazing what a little sleep can do!
LO just started sleeping much better in the last week. He always sleeps a lot more when I am home (more nursing, no bottle fatigue, just more eating) but he has been sleeping better at night. He has started to roll over on his tummy and that seems to help a lot. I've never had a tummy sleeper before.
I'm finding I just don't track sleep as much as I did with my earlier babies. I never know how often my babies wake at night because they sleep with me. So long as they wake, latch on and nurse back to sleep, I don't even notice. The only time it makes me a little crazy is when my night nursling does the constant latch on, rip off thing without end that I can't go back to sleep and *that* I notice! They usually only do it when something is bothering them and Kaelan is no different in that respect. He was doing that in the early morning hours for a while but has stopped now and gone back to his normal nightly nursings. Generally, DH will wear him down to sleep around 8 or 9 pm, he will stay on DH until 11 or 12 when he wakes for a feed. I will take him to bed and nurse him back to sleep (and go to sleep myself) and he will wake again at some point to nurse, maybe once or twice, I'm never sure, but wakes for good at around 7 am. He naps several times during the day, usually for 1 to 2 hours, sometimes only cat naps of 20 mins. He is usually in my lap for naps, or in the Ergo/Beco/Didytai, etc. on me or on DH (or sometimes on my eldest DD). He seems to sleep an awful lot during the day, no where near down to 2 naps a day yet.
I know this is an older thread but how is sleep going for everyone now? Our babies are all hitting the 7ish month mark and I hope we're sleeping better!
Everett fall asleep around 7pm and nurses and sleeps for about 1-2 hours. I am now able to lay him down most nights and he stays asleep!!! YAY!!! He'll wake to eat when I go to bed, around 10-11 and then again around 2am. From 5-7ish he likes to eat every hour or less, same as my DS1. It's nice to get longer stretches of sleep now though E still isn't terribly consistent about following the schedule I just told you. He still has 1-2 "off" nights each week where he is hungry every 2 hours.
DS1 was hungry at night (as in I could hear his tummy growling) until 16 months so I know I've got a long way to go. I think we'll nightwean at 18 months again so I've got ONE MORE YEAR until I can sleep longer. Or maybe Everett will not need food all night like DS1 and I can sleep through the night in a few months! I'm planning for 18 months though so I'm not disappointed ;)
Pics from May:
Both boys napping on me. DS1 actually napped, yay!
My sleeping babies running in their dreams :)
Oh man! Ana is almost identical to Everett! We get ready for bed about 6 and down to nurse anywhere between 6:30 and 7. She nurses anywhere from 10-30 min and wakes up most nights about 30-45 min after she falls asleep to nurse for about another 5-15 min. Then she's out for about 2 hours when I go to bed about 10 or 10:30, if she doesn't wake up then, she usually wakes up about 11 for a 5-10 min nurse. Then she'll wake up about 1 or 2 for a nurse but I fall asleep so I'm not sure how long it is. About 5-7 she was waking up every 10-20 min to nurse more, and that got old fast. I spent the money on black out curtains and now it's more like every 20-30 min with the exception of the past two nights. She's rooted around from 3-7 every 10-15 min yesterday and from 5-8 today.
Naps are still not so great. She wants to sleep an hour after she wakes up for 30 min. I've stopped letting her do that, so I keep her up till anywhere between 10-11, depending on hubby's wake time and breakfast. She just got up from a 30 min nap and she's blowing raspberries and playing on the floor by my feet right now. I don't let her sleep again until after dinner, which is about 2-2:30 most days. The past two days she's woke up at her 30 min mark but I turn her to the other side and nurse her back to sleep, it takes about 10-15 min but she slept about another 90 min both times! We'll see how today goes with Dad being home and making noise....
SO overall better, but still clingy and has some work to do. I don't think she'll be ready to night wean for a while. My Mom said all 6 of us nursed at night until we fully weaned, so oh well. :)
Guy has regularly been sleeping 7-9 hrs at the first stretch and then another two after a wake up to nurse/be changed, for the last 2-3 weeks. It's amazing. His naps are also very regular, he gets up between 11a and 12p (we go to bed late) and he naps at 230-3 and at 6-7 for 45min to an hour and a half each time. I'm FINALLY getting housework done during these naps! My house is a sty.