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At 245 am last night, my child woke up.
He doesn’t want to talk, he doesn’t want to play.
He wants to eat.
If you don’t feed him IMMEDIATELY, he will make the sign for eat. He will point to a bottle grunting. He.will.get.his.milk.
I’m kinda annoyed.
I mean really, he’s gotten much better. He only wakes up this one time before he wakes up for good at about 630 or 7am.
I’m glad for the improvement.
But damn. 2 am.
In a way, I want to do something about it. I want to stop him from eating in the middle of the night. So I can sleep.
But then, that sounds selfish. I.
I did do the crying it out once back when Pookah was waking up every hour on the hour. For a week. When he was about 8 months old. It worked. Kinda. He stopped waking up every hour, and was down to every 3-4. He then worked himself up to sleeping through the night.
It was a wonderful month.
But then, teething started. And he hasn’t slept through the night since.
Logically, i understand that until these molars( damn you!) come in, Pookah is not going to sleep through the night. He is that child. I told my pediatrician about him not sleeping trhough the night and she smiled sweetly and said,
“He probably won’t do that again until he’s two.”
Two? As in November????????
Aw hell naw!
I don’t think I can last that long. I’ve been sleep deprived for 2 years now!
I got desperate one night, and tried to let him cry it out.
I won’t tell you how long he cried, but I will say that the child has more staying power than me. Or CDub.
So it’s like I’m out of options. I ‘m sure I can probably wean him off of the night bottle, but not the wakings. Or are the wakings attached to the bottle? I think I’m going to try to give him water tonight and see what happens.
I’m scared. LOL!
My child must be the most stubborn child alive.
Yes. I have unswaddled him. He hasn’t been swaddled for 9 days/nights. Has he slept well?
HELL TO THE NO!
Does he act like he will eventually sleep well?
He is getting better about going down to sleep. Yes, I am still guilty of rocking him to sleep, or letting him go to sleep on the boob. I’ve come to realize that I like it that way, and so does he. I’ve tried letting him cry it out. He is stubborn, and will just cry his heart out for as long as I leave him alone, whether that be 15 minutes or 1 hour. He is more determined than I or C-Dub. Neither one of us can stand to hear him scream so pitifully for so long, so…….
I just want him to get back to sleeping for more than a two hour stretch. And back to napping regularly during the day.
My mother was here this week. She, who makes the most wonderful macaroni and cheese, the most wonderful buttermilk biscuits, the most wonderful meatloaf. OK. my diet went out of the window. I am revamping and decided that weight watchers isn’t working for me. I don’t have time to stop and look up points. Mrs Jones has suggested using Nutrition Data . I looked into it and they do take breastfeeding into account when calculating your calories. According to this site I need 2510 calories to maintain my weight.
So, I am going to try 2000 calories first and see how that goes. I think that I’ll try to stick closer to 1800, but I’ll allow for 2000.
Otherwise, life is good. Pookah has found his voice and loves to babble away at us. it’s like he’s holding a conversation and wondering why we don’t understand him! He’s still refuses to crawl, but he will leap or turn over to try to get to something or someone he wants. Solid food is going very well. We’re up to two meals a day, and he will finish a whole jar of food in one sitting. And poop…….Let’s just say that solid food poop is another story all together. It’s like MAN poop in his diaper. NASTY.
Anyway, its after midnight. C-Dub just put Pookah down about a half hour ago after his first wake up. I should go to sleep before he wakes up again……..