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DD is nearly 9 months old, and in the past month has:<br><br>
learned to crawl<br>
cut two bottom teeth<br>
pulling to stand, just about ready to cruise<br>
cutting upper incisors<br><br>
I used to be able to boob her down to sleep at bedtime with about 90% success (with many, many nightwakings, but that's another story <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ). It would take anywhere from 30-45 minutes, I'd do the Pantley Pull off, and then be able to lay her down in her sidecarred crib. Then go downstairs and introduce myself to my husband, dog, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Lately though, at best she'll nurse for 5ish minutes at bedtime (after the same consistent routine: solids, bath, stories, lullabyes, then nurse to sleep) she pops off, and wants to do gymnastics all over the bed! It seems like she needs to be active enough to bonk herself on the head somehow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> to then cry and then be ready to nurse to sleep, another 2-2.5 hrs later.<br><br>
She's getting b/w 2.5-3.5 hrs of nap a day (still takes 3 naps... all driving naps... but that too is another story <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ). We used to keep reading her stories at bedtime until she'd yawn, then race upstairs for nursing, but now she's getting SO fussy during stories that we go up before the yawn. I know that fussy is also a tired sign, but for my DD it seems to be a wired sign!<br><br>
Should we just let her crawl around downstairs before taking her up to bed for nursies? Does she just need to get some energy out, or will she rev herself up more by crawling around?<br><br>
And is there any time of infant sleep that is NOT clustered around some kind of milestone/sleep regression??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! We had just gotten through the last sleep regression, had 3 reasonably good nights of sleep and now we're right back in the throes of it all!<br><br>
DD is 7 months and is working on crawling and pulling to standing. She also got her two bottom teeth and one of her top ones in the last two weeks - the other top one is swollen and ready to pop at any minute...It's also taking us a REALLY long time to get her down for the night - about 2 hours on average. The only thing I've found that's evenly remotely helpful is giving her a mesh feeder with ice chips in it before nursing - she's able to get a full nursing session in and doesn't bite when I do this.<br><br>
Sorry I can't offer any more advice but you do have my sympathy. I think this, like all other things baby related, will pass....
 
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