October 12, 2008
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Well the 2 of us are walking round looking like we haven’t slept in weeks – and it feels like we haven’t. Ben is still not back doing his 7 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. We have had a couple of through to 5 a.mish.
We have started giving him his good night milk at 6 p.m. downstairs before the bath now to make sure we get lots into him. And I finally found a variflow teat that he will take.
So for the last few nights he hasn’t had a feed until 5 a.mish – so hoping to get that shifted back to 6.30 a.m.
He is still waking at least once if not more during the night just crying but usually going back to sleep easily.
June 12, 2008
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Not sure if this is common or just me
But I feel like I have hit a bit of a brick wall, I am tired, and can’t think of things to do with Ben all day. We got out every day to supermarket, rhyme time, swimming etc. When home we read books, sing songs, talk about stuff play with toys etc but I just feel like I have run out of stuff to do and say with him.
I am also feeling guilty that I want a bit of a break (10 mins even ) when in 2 weeks I will have a full time 5 days a week break when back at work. He has just started the knowing Mum has gone out the room thing and crying which is exhausting.
He sleeping is totally erratic, we had 12 1/2 hour last night, during the week awake every 2 hours, some mornings a feed at 4am. I had a great nights sleep last night but feel totally shattered today still.
I am just feeling a bit crap at being a Mum today – like everyone else is doing a fantastic job (I know I shouldn’t compare) and I am just lazy, boring and shite at itI feel a lot of pressure that Ben should be happy 24/7 and not left to winger or moan that as soon as he does I jump in front of him again to entertain him.
I worry that I am not stimulating him enough and he is being ignored if I leave him to play with a toy for a while and do stuff in the kitchen etc.
March 20, 2008
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Ben goes to bed between 6.30pm and 8pm depending on what we have done that day and when he last fed & slept. He goes down after bath and bottle and then sleeps till around 2am without waking.
He gets fed at 2am, sometimes only a couple of oz’s sometimes a full feed – whatever he wants. After that feed he ususally goes straight back down and to sleep. Now the problem is he then wakes again anytime between 4am and 6am. Sometimes he wants more food but isn’t starving as only ever taking a couple of ounces.
I have tried to let him resettle and often he isn’t crying just awake chatting to himself, but then it goes into crying if he is ignored. Obviously if he was waking at this time just for a feed no bother but I really think he only takes the milk as it is offered. He doesn’t seem to want to go back to sleep and thinks that 4am is morning time
I try the dummy, rocking the crib, shussing and feeding him but often this only means a 5 minute snooze by him and then awake again. It is making me shattered as my days are starting way too early!! I have been trying to keep him in the crib until 7am even if he stays awake.
I know I am very lucky with him going to bed so well that is this just the other end of that?! Baby sleeping karma