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Wow, 126 Nov babies! Atticus is being ... well... a bit overwhelming these days. I believe he's getting a few teeth right now, so that could explain it. He's really into screaming and crying when he doens't get his way. I'm just trying to have patience and keep up my ideal of gentle discipline. Although, Ihave to admit, that sometimes I do want to slap his little fingers when he blatantly will do something I've said no to.
So far I've been able to keep myself in check, though. This too shall pass, right?
Twogreencars, thanks for starting a new thread.
Dovs mom - it will be so exciting! Been there, it is sooo exhausting with two young ones, but it gets so much better after a few months and everyone settles into the new family dynamics. Because he is young, DS will soon forget he was the only one.
Lea was down to night nursing at bedtime, then 2-3 times during the night. She got sick in December and was up at 12,2,3,4,5,6.... I was awfully tired. I let her though, because she was sick and wanted her to get all the milk she needed. But then she kept waking up to bf so many times even after she was better.
So we decided she could sleep next to DH, not between us, but she kept complaining if I didn't move over and BF her. She knew I was in the bed and wanted my boobies of course. I don't blame her, it is warm and cosy, but 5 times a night when I am working full time was just too much. And it was a nibbling, chewing type of BF, not the chow down to really eat BF she was doing before.
So DH started putting her to bed, and I sleep in another room. She was furious the first night - screamed 15-20 min, even though he was walking her, singing, patting.... So I came back in and BF her to sleep like normal. We tried a few times and she wasn't too happy about it and I wasn't going to push it. But after a few nights she was willing to let him put her to sleep in a reasonable amount of time without major crying. And the next night she only cried 5 min, and around 4th-5th night, started waving bye-bye to me, because of course DH was putting her to bed! I think what made it easier is that she feels comfortable falling asleep with DH because she is used to it - he has put her to sleep for daytime naps on the weekend for many months now.
If she wakes up at night he pats her and rubs her back to sleep. She usually falls asleep again easily within just a few minutes. But around 4:30-5:30 she starts to complain, so I come back to bed and give her a boobie or two. But now I get lots of solid sleep before then! Hurray!!! Of course it also means this turning into the end of our nursing relationship. Sort of bitter sweet.