This mama needs some sleep.
Theo’s cutting his two front teeth on top and between that and a little cold he’s had, our nights have regressed back to newborn status here – which means he’s been waking up every 2 hours for milk.
Lord knows he doesn’t need milk anymore during the night. Although he’s a little dude, and is only in the 4th percentile for weight, I really feel like at this stage, he needs nighttime sleep more than he needs nighttime calories in order to grow better.
I, myself, have got some major hay fever going on. When the baby was up so much the other night I couldn’t even go back to sleep while he slept. I just couldn’t breathe. I was up at 2:45 and never got back to sleep, resulting in me feeling like a total zombie the next day. I even went to bed at the same time as Theo that evening in the hopes I’d get some more sleep. I did, but was still woken up every two hours the next night.
Something’s got to change here. I know teething and illness always throw off sleep schedules quite a bit, but oh my goodness. I just can’t.
Good thing he’s so cute during the day. He is most definitely worth the lost sleep, don’t get me wrong! But if I can get him sleeping some longer stretches at least…
Things will always get worse before they get better with sleep training, but it’s time. I think I am going to start night weaning. I’m afraid he thinks he needs the boob to get back to sleep.
I’m just afraid that what if I do night wean him and it still doesn’t improve any?
This whole sleep thing definitely belongs to the more puzzling parts of parenting. You can’t see the whole picture until all of the puzzle pieces are in place. And right now, mine feel scattered, and I’m not sure where to even start.
Every baby is different, obviously, and there are a million different ways to encourage baby to sleep through the night. But does anyone have any experience? Encouragement? Empathy?