I have a 12 week old who sleeps great at night-usually 6 hours, wakes and eats, and goes back for another 3-4. He was taking some naps but everytime I put him down he wakes. I will rock him till asleep then as soon as he is down he wakes. I tried swaddling and he did sleep but for only 5 minutes. At night he sleeps on his belly, but even that during the day won't work.
Having a hard time getting anything done as he is crabby and cries if put down, and I have a 6 year old that I homeschool. Add to that both my mother and MIL think I'm not doing enough and that I should be doing everything plus cooking all the meals (hubby does 2 meals a day). I'm doing all I can but running out of will power and it's starting to affect me. Please help
Momma-ing the Muffin since October 2011!
As for your mom and MIL, I'm surprised they are so unsupportive. I have only one child (14 months old) and on a bad day I don't even get to eat until DH gets home from work, never mind cook! With homeschooling and the new babe you are doing an amazing job. Right now it's after noon and DD is napping on me because she's sick and won't be put down (wakes on the transfer) and all I managed to do so far is take care of her and finish what she didn't eat for breakfast lol. Your kids are little now and need you the most. There is always time to have a sparkling house and lovely gourmet meals when they are older ;-). Take care of yourself and don't internalize any negativity from anyone who isn't willing to help you.
This changed my life, my baby would endlessly wake up when I transferred him to the bed, until I made a topponcino... Problem solved!! http://thefullmontessori.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/topponcino/
Happy housewife and mom to big Z, born at home 1/2012. m/c 07/14 @ 5w and happy to get back to trying!
Thanks for the replies. He sleeps on his belly so I wouldn't be comfortable with putting anything under him and I have read the 90 min sleep book and try to follow it. Problem is when I put him down and he wakes 5 minutes later everything gets out of whack.
He's doing a little better. But still having breastfeeding issues....off I go to that forum.