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Or tell me to stop whining <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Here's the deal. My DD, 7 months old, sleeps in our bed. Wonderful. Well recently, say, a month ago I think, it has gotten horrible. She was always my little barnacle before, but now she is my little barnacle, who wakes up screaming to eat every 2 hours again, kicking me in the back, and generally making ME feel unwelcome in the bed. She eats SO MUCH during the night. I am getting about 4 hours of sleep a night. I can't take this for much longer, I am so exhausted. I really really don't want to kick her out of bed, but I don't know what else to do. The other obvious problem is, if I am not right there, who's to say she won't want to nurse as often anyways, and then I would just have to go get her up and out of her bed every time she wanted to nurse.<br><br><br>
Blah. At a loss. Ideas? Thoughts? BTDT's?
 

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Is she teething or going through a growth spurt? I know there have definitely been times in the last couple years that our dd has woken up frequently crying throughout the night and coupled that with marathon nursing all night long. Teething/growth spurts usually were the culprit in our case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama, this too shall pass.
 

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My ds goes through times where he sleeps much better if he's not snuggled in my arms. I lay him next to me with his own blanket and firm pillows by his side (or an infant positioner, but your dd is too big for one probably). He goes from mr. wiggle worm (in my arms) to peaceful sleeping baby when he has his own space. He's still right next to me in the bed so I have the advantage of keeping him in the family bed w/easy access for nursing, but not so close that his sleep is disturbed. (or mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is she teething or going through a growth spurt? I know there have definitely been times in the last couple years that our dd has woken up frequently crying throughout the night and coupled that with marathon nursing all night long. Teething/growth spurts usually were the culprit in our case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama, this too shall pass.</div>
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I think that teething is a real possibility. She has had 3 teeth in the last month, and I know that a 4th one is working its way out. Back to back teething then? Lord. I need a break from the teeth in more ways then one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My ds goes through times where he sleeps much better if he's not snuggled in my arms. I lay him next to me with his own blanket and firm pillows by his side (or an infant positioner, but your dd is too big for one probably). He goes from mr. wiggle worm (in my arms) to peaceful sleeping baby when he has his own space. He's still right next to me in the bed so I have the advantage of keeping him in the family bed w/easy access for nursing, but not so close that his sleep is disturbed. (or mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)</div>
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I considered the possibility of pulling her crib in and putting it RIGHT up next to the bed. Do you think that would be okay?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I considered the possibility of pulling her crib in and putting it RIGHT up next to the bed. Do you think that would be okay?</div>
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I've been out of town hence slow at replying...<br><br>
I'm actually thinking of doing the same thing but we don't have a crib. I don't know how, but even with a king size bed we sometimes feel short on space. I think in such an arrangement as ours where babe is not physically touching me that a sidecarred crib would be easier. Because he's not right up next to me, during night nursing I still have to pull him over to me, it's not like I can just whip out the boob in my sleep. I figure if he was in the sidecarred crib or co-sleeper it wouldnt' be much more effort but at least I'd have more space in the bed.<br><br>
Maybe it's worth a try for you. We both went through a few sleepless nights before I finally thought of separating him and it's worked really well. Good luck!
 
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