Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Struggles of the night

Samuel looks so cute, right? Well he is except I don't see much of this during the night time these days. Yep that's right I am going to talk about the "not so pleasant" side of life that most people don't want to talk about online.

Now I realize that he is 3.5 months old. I also realize that he is probably going through a growth spurt right now because he is drinking A LOT of milk. I also know that he seems to miss the closeness and immediateness of breastfeeding. (I am forced to stop so I can be dry by May for a cancer recheck and scan)  But when it is 3:00 in the morning and he is awake but fed and just had his diaper changed but is still crying.... those first few facts go right out the window. Don't get me wrong, I love him to pieces, but the last few nights have been especially rough on me. I feel my patients with him going right out the window.

During the day he is all cute and can nap for 4 hours at a time. I am trying to get a bedtime routine down. He doesn't seem to have a problem going to bed. It is the staying asleep part that is the problem. It doesn't seem to matter what time he goes down, he still gets up around 3am. Then he just naps for 1/2 hour tops and is up again. This goes on till about 6 or 7 when I have finally had enough and just get up for the day. Then around 9 or 10am he is usually down for the count, falling asleep in his swing or on the floor.

So I reach out to my fellow moms...How old was your little one when they slept through the night? What do you do to change their routine? How do you handle them getting up and not wanting to go back to bed? Any advice you can give?

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