Sleep? Sleep is for the weak!

The baby’s sleep is now back to unpredictable.

We got him new Dr Brown’s bottles and in combination with Infant’s Friend, he gave us ONE night of good sleep.  We were so surprised, we thought both of us slept through his cries.  We’ve never slept through.

The change was remarkable.  He wasn’t writhing in pain and waking up every 2 hours through the night.  Before this day, I didn’t know who these parents and babies are who sleep through the night.  My baby couldn’t sleep through the night.

We have spoken to the doctor and child health nurse.  Apparently this is normal and all babies go through this.  There is nothing we could do, as according to these experts.  So for months, we watched our little baby go through this pain and waking up every 2 hours through the night.

Then the next night, he went back to waking up every two hours.  But instead of feeding him as we usually did, we cuddled him.  He goes back to sleep after a bit of soothing.  However, not good for mama who now  goes back to waking up 12am, 2am, 4am and get up at 6.15am as that’s baby’s getting up time.  But hey I really enjoyed that one overnight of long sleep (4 hours! In your face!!!).

We (when I say we, I mean me) are persisting with this new routine and hopefully things improve soon.  Well, they have kinda started improved.  He started to having an hour’s long nap x3 today! Yay! Usually his naps are in blocks of 20 minutes or 40 minutes at best on his own.  He’ll sleep for an hour or more if he sleeps on me.

Fingers crossed. x

 

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