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So How Much Sleep Are You Getting?

post #1 of 29
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Seriously, how much are you awake at night? Dawson's awake every 3 to 2 hours. I'm getting used to it.

Someone had the nerve to ask me if he's sleeping through the night yet. in fact, DH gets asked this a lot at work.:
post #2 of 29
not enough...LOL well except last night - i went to bed w/him at 7pm and he woke 3x to nurse all after midnight...we slept until 7am - too bad i can't do that every night - i feel great today!
post #3 of 29
Sleep? What is that?
post #4 of 29
At this point, it depends entirely on me; if I go to sleep at her 7-ish feeding, I get plenty of sleep ( about 8-9 hours)...but if I wait until after the 10-ish one, I feel tired (about 6 hours). I try to go to sleep with the 7-ish one a few times a week, and then later a few times so I can do some housework...
post #5 of 29
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It's kind of crazy what you can do even with so little sleep. I should be napping right now but here I am on the computer.
post #6 of 29
not anywhere near enough. :

sweet scarlett isn't the cause either - it's my 2.5 year old keeping me up.
post #7 of 29
Ummm sleep-not much! Aaron is up every 2-3 hrs all night, and all day he wants to be held. I feel like I'm getting nothing done at all!
post #8 of 29
Sleep? I think I remember something like that once.

Sam has her days and nights confused, so I'm not getting much sleep at all, and being pg again means I'm totally whipped all the time.

Are your DPs helping out with nighttime at all? Or are all of you nursing and cosleeping making it unnecessary?
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by sehbub
Are your DPs helping out with nighttime at all? Or are all of you nursing and cosleeping making it unnecessary?
I nurse and we cosleep so there's no way DH can help @ night. But seriously, no help is needed cause he's been sleeping through the night! I mean, every 3 hours or so I'll wake up from him wiggling around and that means he wants to eat but he never opens his eyes. So I just give him the boob and fall back to sleep. Well first I usually change his diaper cause I can't stand the thought of him sleeping w/ a wet butt. He doesn't even cry though...such a good boy.. Ok, let me go knock on wood now cause I probably just jinxed myself!
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by sehbub
Or are all of you nursing and cosleeping making it unnecessary?
:, nursing and cosleeping here, so not much for DH to do... I hope you catch a second wind soon!
post #11 of 29
I'm sooo lucky... Judah has been sleeping through the night since the night he was born! My first DS was nothing like this. He was up constantly. Judah could care less if he ever eats at night, but if I ever catch him wiggling I take advantage and stick a boob in his mouth so I don't wake up engorged. This kid is SO different from his brother.
post #12 of 29
It's just tough, because I handle all the feedings during the night. DH works 70-80 hours/wk, so he HAS to get at least 4 or 5 hours of continuous sleep or he can't do his job. Cosleeping really doesn't do us any good because we have to get up and make a bottle anyway since we were never able to nurse.

Hopefully soon she'll be able to go 5 or 6 hours w/o being fed. That will be heaven. And the next baby, we'll hire an LC to come live with us if need be. I'm not going to give up my nursing relationship with my last baby!! :
post #13 of 29
Sehbub -- do they have those bottle warmer things so you can make a bottle and leave it by the bed in a warmer? I don't know much about it but I remember a friend of mine did that with hers. I don't know if it's "safe" like how long it would be OK, but man, it would be easier than getting out of bed. Here's hoping you get sleep soon!!!
post #14 of 29
Actually, we keep our room at about 74 degrees, which is safe temperature for a prepared bottle of formula to sit out for up to 4 hours, according to our ped. I still have to get up to prepare for the next feeding, but at least I can feed her when she starts stirring and not have to wait until she starts crying for me.

Of course, until she gets her days and nights back in line, I'm pretty much SOL, but we'll learn to live with that.

Any tips on keeping them awake during the day so that they get back on track? I've tried playing with her, bouncing her on my knee, dancing around the room with her, etc. The child would sleep through an atomic blast. The only thing that makes her stir in the slightest is when our dog licks her arm or snurfles her cheek. Unfortunately, I can't really call Kahlua in every time Sam falls asleep during the day to have her wake the baby.
post #15 of 29
Maybe try a bath in the afternoon to wake her?? I know for some it puts them to sleep, but it always wakes my kids up.

We are sleeping great over here. William went to bed at 11 last night, woke up at 4:45 to eat, then around 8. Much better than my other kids, they never slept!!

~C~
post #16 of 29
I am not sure how much sleep I am actually getting because after I get Alex asleep I lay there and listen to make sure that he is ok...I feel dumb for doing it but I just can't help it. For the most part Alex has a routine that he set himself (I had posted asking for advice about a schedule but he did this himself)...I feed him at 9pm and put him to bed at 10pm...that is also when dh and I go to bed. He seeps until about 1am or so feeds and then sleeps until 3am and 5am and then sleeps until 9am. It is weird how he has a long sleep then two short sleeps and then another long sleep. Is that normal? My mom says it is and that I am worrying and asking silly questions, but this is my first baby.
post #17 of 29
So--- can someone give me suggestions on nursing in bed? A little off topic I know. I always have to turn on a light to see Philip to latch him on, then I fall asleep and wake up in a pool of milk. (though he is quite happy)
Otherwise, I either get a block of 4-5 hours sleep (a few nights he slept 6-7 hours straight!) or 2-3 hour blocks. This isn't enough for me-- if you asked me to do anything intellectual, I think I would just have to laugh at you. I think I need to ignore the messy house and take more naps.
post #18 of 29
I used to have a tiny night light that was very dim on my bedside table with ds #1 that I turned on when he needed to nurse. Now I have a little nightlight in the master bathroom and I just leave the bathroom door open all night. It's very dim light, but enough to see, and I don't have to turn anything on or off.
post #19 of 29
Even cosleeping, nursing babies need burping and diaper changes...put those husbands to work and get whatever 5 minutes you can!
post #20 of 29
[QUOTE=sehbub]Actually, we keep our room at about 74 degrees, which is safe temperature for a prepared bottle of formula to sit out for up to 4 hours, according to our ped. I still have to get up to prepare for the next feeding, but at least I can feed her when she starts stirring and not have to wait until she starts crying for me.[QUOTE]

When we were supplementing we kept a gallon jug of purified water in our room. We then filled several baby bottles with just the powder part of the formula. This way you can just add the room temp. water that you need to make the bottle and when she's done you can put that bottle to the side and you have more bottles of powder waiting for your next feeding.

But first she'll need to be sleeping when you do for it to be worth it
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