How to stay awake during night feeds part 10!

(626 Posts)
abi2790 Mon 20-May-13 07:12:20

Brand new thread grin

Emilythornesbff Tue 21-May-13 19:58:25

Good luck with GP tomorrow abi

larlemucker Tue 21-May-13 19:58:34

Baby larle has had some apple mixed with his baby rice tonight and loved it!!
The only reason stuff didn't get swallowed was because he isn't very good at shutting his mouth!!

Emilythornesbff Tue 21-May-13 21:53:36

Ah larle how cute to think of him enjoying his tea.

Babythorne slept in her cot from 8pm until just now. Feeding.
I gave her a dummy when she stirred an hour ago and she settled.
Quite pleased with that.
I'm determined to get a good feed in.
But she's stopped already.

She's so cute.just woke up smiling.

Anypants Tue 21-May-13 21:59:15

em and goat - define elderly? Over 30? wink
DD finally asleep after pumping her full of boob for an hour but the usual screaming match shortly after putting her down. The good news.is that I had my microwave dinner earlier and have already had a bath so i'm off for am early night!

Night night, sleep tight all. Hopefully catch you only when the sun comes up confused

larlemucker Wed 22-May-13 00:31:10

On third feed already.
I don't understand why he can't sleep for longer than 2 hours on his cot.

larlemucker Wed 22-May-13 02:05:06

Up again hmm

lazzaroo Wed 22-May-13 02:57:56

I am seriously struggling now. Every night I think it can't any worse, and it does. Don't actually remember being asleep at all tonight. I am exhausted, properly exhausted. Despite Being in with me since 11 she's fed on an off god knows how nany times and has now woken up. She's been awake since 2.30. Not interested in feeding, not crying, just awake.

I have been pacing with her for 25 mins but she's still awake and I'm in tears. The thought that it'll take e just as long to settle her as she'll sleep for doesn't help. Then I have to somehow get through the day and do it all over again tonight.

I've just put her in her cot & left her. She's not crying (I am!), so I'm just going to leave her for a bit. I love her to bits but I can't function like this for much longer. But what's the alternative? Sleep training? CIO? I don't even have the energy for that.

Sorry. Rant over.

Sparklyboots Wed 22-May-13 03:11:16

Hello all, new to this thread - DC2 (10 days oldd) is stretched across my lap having tortured DC1 into unhappy wakefulness. They are both bfing and tonight my nipples feel like they are made of blister. I want to go bed but don't want to wakes DC1 & DP (we are in a 1 bedroom flat)...

Lazzaroo why do you have to do anything about a wakeful baby who isn't crying? Popping her down to bed seems proper? HNRFT disclaimer

lazzaroo Wed 22-May-13 03:22:08

Because she won't go back to sleep on her own, because I can't think straight & because I can't go back to sleep until she does, and when she does go back to sleep it won't be for very long. Fortunately dd1 staying away tonight so I don't have to worry about waking her.

Sparklyboots Wed 22-May-13 03:30:04

Is next to you in bed so you can doze until required okay? You sound like you are at the end of your tether. If she's not sleepy being walked around won't help anyway. But if she's not unhappy, you lying down for 10 won't hurt her either

Shall I wake mine with a nappy change? we are full to bursting but I am loathe to wake a sleeping baby

SoYo Wed 22-May-13 03:30:49

Lazza how old is Bubs again? Has it always been like this or is this a sleep regression? Can you drift off if you're co-sleeping & leave her next to boob for feeing access in the hope that'll settle her? Hugs & brew. Is there anyone that could help you out during the day one day this week ie jut take her for a walk or out for a couple of hrs so you can get some kip? I ended up crying to my dad & my parents drove here one day last week to do that & it made a big difference.

larlemucker Wed 22-May-13 03:32:08

Welcome sparklyboots and congratulations! Do you have twins?

lazza I second leaving her in cot if she'd not crying. If you lie down and close your eyes you might drift off.

Guess what...............



We're up again. Every flaming hour since 10pm shockhmm

lazzaroo Wed 22-May-13 03:34:45

Sorry sparkly I should have said welcome! And congrats on your new little one smile

lazzaroo Wed 22-May-13 03:43:24

Thanks all.she's just gone back o sleep. Got grumpy about 10 mins after I fell asleep! Bit of rocking & White noise got her off again but I haven't tried putting her down yet! She's got bad cold & I think her teeth are bothering her too.

She's 5 months & was not a bad sleeper to begin with. I'd say it's been pretty reliably awful since about 3 months. This week is particularly hard with DH away. I think I'm just suffering the cumulative effect of numerous night wakings & 4.30am get ups!

My parents have got dd1 overnight tonight so I'll try & catch up a bit in the morning when dd2 snoozes!

Better try and get some sleep in while I can.

Sparklyboots Wed 22-May-13 03:45:03

Thanks larle. No twins, just a very worried-about-sibling toddlrer. I'm sure you've heard of regression in older sibs ... potty training unaffected here - we;re expressing our regression through food.... Are you in a growth spurt? I am so tired I just ran my baby under the tap in a sort of poorly thought out commando nappy change.

Sparklyboots Wed 22-May-13 03:48:25

Thanks lazaroo My DS went through similar, was okay at night then sucked at it for a while. It's All 'Just' A Phase. Allbeit one in which your sanity is compromised

Emilythornesbff Wed 22-May-13 04:05:16

Feeding.

Oh lazz you poor thing. It's so awful when they won't settle and you're right, the cold and teeth won't be helping. I don't know what to say except that you know you'll feel better when tou've caught up on some sleep.
It's wretched isn't it. I really feel for you.

Dh is asleep and I am envy super plus. Ds will be up at 6. What are the chances of babythorne settling in her cot after this feed? I'm so scared of falling asleep withheld on me.

larlelooks like you're having a tough night. I hope you're sleeping now.

Hi sparklyboots congratulations and welcome.
Oh a brew would be so good right now.

Emilythornesbff Wed 22-May-13 04:21:01

Now waiting for that deep sleep so I can attempt a transfer. This is my danger zone for falling asleep. Although that's not too likely with dh snoring his head off.
Those bastard birds are up already angry
Beautiful dd sleeping in my arms. If only a nap was a possibility in the daytime. I miss naps.

HadALittleFaithBaby Wed 22-May-13 04:43:59

Hi all, can I join? DD aka Faithlet is 5 weeks old. We're BF although we've introduced a bottle of EBM in the evenings. We had a tough time settling her last night - took 2 hours BF and three attempts to transfer! - but she went down at 10.30 and slept til 4! shock Boobs were very full on waking. She's just feeding now.

Nice to meet you all smile

larlemucker Wed 22-May-13 05:31:38

We're up again. Haven't slept for longer than an hour. Feel like crap.
Looks like we're back to co-sleeping.
I just don't know what to do for the best hmm

Hello faith welcome to the mad house and congratulations!

larlemucker Wed 22-May-13 05:36:38

Oh sparkly don't think it's a growth spurt as he isn't feeding properly for very long and I know if I put him in with me he will sleep but after the news this morn I'm not sure whether too.

He also has a cold and it is teething lazza. Can just see the tip of one coming through!!

lazzaroo Wed 22-May-13 05:46:21

Morning faith and welcome!

larle you have my sympathies. I don't know what to do either.

Little lazza slept for 40mins till 4.20 & has been snoozing but unsettled & suckling since then. She's just woken up. Unless by some miracle she naps for longer than her usual 40mins, the best I can hope for are a couple of power naps before I collect dd1.

abi2790 Wed 22-May-13 05:56:03

Welcome Sparkly and Faith. Congrats on your new little ones.

Second feed here and I am shattered and aching everywhere. I can't believe Ds will be 6 months in just over a week but is still waking every 4 hours even though he had started sleeping through for about a week. Where did that go? Why are we going backwards? sad.

Anypants Wed 22-May-13 05:57:16

Welcome sparkly and faith
Sorry about the pretty awful nights being had. Can't offer any advice.other than what I did yesterday seemed to work to some extent. Having only had 4 hours sleep in twp chunks, it was hard but I stayed awake all day and managed to keep DD up too, except for a nap whilst walking round Tesco and another before bathtime. I don't think I fed her enough the day before so I made sure I got 6 feeds in, lasting at least 30 mins. The 7pm bedtime feed took an hour but filled her to the brim so i'm only now on first feed.
I feel for you and have the brew on - pne lump or two?

Newmum2013 Wed 22-May-13 05:58:19

Wow sounds like there's been some tough nights. Really hope it gets better soon for you ladies. Being a parent really is the toughest job in the world.

Ds didn't do too badly last night. After crying for what seemed like hours, he finally settled at 930 and slept til 230. Now up for second feed.

Hoping he sleeps more today as he only had 30mins yesterday. I worry that's not enough at 6wo??

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