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Night feeders thread part 3 - Up all night feeding? Come join! [title edited by MNHQ]

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mrsmugoo Tue 08-Jul-14 20:45:40

Part 3!

Quick recap - DS, 17 weeks, EBF (stubborn little bottle refuser), crap sleeper! Super knackered Mummy, surviving on 1-2 hour sleeps sad

So I am hoping for a better night tonight seeing as bedtime went smoothly. Last night was hideous and I've eaten a twirl, a bounty and a salted caramel brownie today just to get through the day!

mrsmugoo Tue 08-Jul-14 20:46:11

Typo in the thread title. FFS!

Can this be corrected?

Cariad007 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:20:16

DS, 4.5 months, EBF, bit of a crap sleeper unless dosed on Calpol but generally a happy baby. His mother isn't so happy as she rarely sleeps for more than 2 hours at a time.

Anyway, today he has hardly slept and is still bright eyed. Tried feeding him to sleep earlier to no avail and will try again shortly. Last night he was up 4 times and that coupled with the insomnia attack I had means I've felt like shit all day today. And I'm stressed as we have to move house in a month and trying to find a decent place in a nice area that is affordable and near affordable childcare too is proving impossible, AARGH!!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:24:11

Thanks for the new thread mrsmugoo - you can get MNHQ to alter the thread title if you report it to them smile

My recap: DS is 15 weeks and apparently sleeps a lot grin

He had a two hour nap this afternoon and fell asleep for the night just before 9pm which is actually quite early for him.

cariad - that sounds stressful!! That's a very short time scale you're working with!!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:34:20

Well, after 30 minutes of being asleep he woke up screaming! grin

Batmam Tue 08-Jul-14 21:38:20

Right, I'm joining this thread. I need the early hours company, last night was horrendous! DS is 5 weeks, usually feeds every 2.5 hours so I usually get three lots of 1.5 hour sleeps...but last night he had a blocked nose so really wasn't happy and didn't sleep at all until 5amconfused Also have a toddler DD so today has been a LONG day!

Nottinghill1 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:42:14

Can I join too?!! I've got an 17 week ds. Has a feed at 11.30pm,3.30pm and around 5am I'm just so tired,thought he would of been sleeping longer by now!!!

TwentiethCenturyGirl Tue 08-Jul-14 22:01:30

Thanks mrsm smile

Recap: DD2 is 17 weeks and (touch wood) is usually pretty good at night, she goes down by 7pm, has a dreamfeed before I go to bed at 10:30ish and then usually goes through to 5:30/6ish with the occasional 4am wake up thrown into the mix to keep me on my toes.

Daytime are a different story as she appears to be the queen of the micro nap, rarely managing more than 30 mins at a time.

If things carry on like this, it might be time for me to vacate this thread and join the one for poor nappers!

FrankelandFilly Tue 08-Jul-14 22:12:07

Marking my place. DD (PFB) is 17 weeks and formula fed (EBF till 8 weeks before a misdiagnosed breast abscess got the better of us). She's also a pretty good night time sleeper, down at 7pm till I go to bed at 10/10.30 and feed her, then goes till 6/7 without a feed but has recently taken to waking up and fidgeting, therefore waking me up 3-4 times a night.

She's a bad napper, never more than 45 minutes at a time. I'm really hoping she starts going longer soon as she's a right crabby little madam by the evening if she hasn't slept enough!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 08-Jul-14 22:38:59

Welcome nottinghill and Batman

Nottinghill - when my DS was about 5 weeks my HV told me that by the time he was 8 weeks he would be sleeping 6 hours overnight! Well he's 15 weeks now and has only just started going 6 hourly and even then it's hit and miss. I have learnt to just take each night as it comes, expect nothing and just deal with whatever happens grin

Batmam - oh how I remember those early days. DS was feeding 12-13 times in a 24 hour period and it was exhausting. I genuinely don't know how people cope with babies when they already have a toddler....I can't even imagine what a total knackering nightmare it must be!!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 08-Jul-14 22:41:33

Frank - I found the trick to getting mine to having long naps was to take him on a walk. I regularly take him on 90 minute walks now and he usually sleeps for the duration and then sometimes another hour on top once we are home.

I sympathise with the crabbiness - on the days where DS has had very little, if any, sleep during the day he is a total nightmare come bedtime. He just screams and screams and screams.

snoozysleeper Tue 08-Jul-14 23:14:13

Thank you for new thread mrsm

Recap: DS 7 weeks, manages about 2 x 2.5 hours at night but can be worse than this

Naps are sporadic but tends to have at least one ranging from 1-3 hours

mrsmugoo Wed 09-Jul-14 01:44:02

Just put down after first feed so a brill start to the night!

Twentieth - I'm on the crap napper thread and the 4 month sleep regression thread haha!

mrsmugoo Wed 09-Jul-14 01:51:58

Nottinghill - your night feeding schedule sounds like mine - annoying isn't it?! It's pretty much exactly what we've done since birth.

midnight1983 Wed 09-Jul-14 04:02:00

Morning all.

Recap for me : baby boy is 18 weeks old, generally goes for 3-4 hours between feeds from 8pm onwards but still has nights where he goes for 1 hour intervals. Still EBF at the moment. Currently working up the courage to try and teach him to self settle, but it seems like lots of work! Baby is waking himself up a lot atm, due to new rolling skills.

Up for first feed since 10, so not a bad night so far smile

Writerwannabe83 Wed 09-Jul-14 04:03:51

Just up doing first feed of the night so he went just over 6 hours.

I do hate the 4am feeds though as by the time he's fed and winded it's starting to get light outside so makes it harder for me to go back to sleep. I need to get a eye mask I think as 4am wakings are becoming the norm now.

midnight1983 Wed 09-Jul-14 04:15:02

Before I had a baby I was a life long terrible sleeper. Now I reckon I could sleep anywhere, anytime! Wish I hadn't given up so much sleep by choice in the past. I also read somewhere that your pregnant sleep patterns can be passed on to baby?! Not sure if true...

mrsmugoo Wed 09-Jul-14 04:25:37

Just put DS down after a second feed. I changed him and laid an extra light blanket over him too just to make sure he's comfortable and to give me a fighting chance of him lasting through to an acceptable hour to get up for the day

This has been an ok night!

Now for some more sleep...

Batmam Wed 09-Jul-14 04:26:24

Ooh midnight I'm with you there, mourning all those lie ins I never bothered having!

Well we're up for the first feed of the night, can't quite believe it after last night�� Have a feeling that I'm going to be paying for this tomorrow though in non stop cluster feeding..

Batmam Wed 09-Jul-14 04:28:01

Great mugoo, hope we don't see you again tonight!

Cannotbelieveit Wed 09-Jul-14 04:52:49

Hello again everyone!

DS1 is 15 months and DS2 is 9 weeks. DS2 is ebf and for last 10/11 nights has slept between 6-9 hours usually from anywhere between 9.30pm-10.30pm. Tho last night he decided 5 hours and we've been up since 3.30 and on 2nd boob as he won't settle hmm and I've got to be up at 6confused

DS1 is a really good sleeper 7pm-7-8am but has more teeth coming through so is stirring a lot in the night poor bugger.

Anyway trying not to shout and swear at DS2 at the minute as I'm so bloody tired and have a long day ahead with no chance to rest!

Batmam Wed 09-Jul-14 05:33:48

I'm with you Cannot, DS won't settle back to sleep even after both boobs. Need to be up at 6:30 with DD and loads to do tomorrow (today?!)

lemonpoppyseed Wed 09-Jul-14 05:52:22

Hi everyone. Can I join you?

DD is on night two, and it just might be the longest night of my life. I am in Canada so a few time zones behind, but I am sure I will be here lots over the next couple of months (optimistic,no?grin). Really, I'm just waiting for milk to come in. I feel like DD is sucking every drop of colustrum from my body...

FrankelandFilly Wed 09-Jul-14 07:01:35

Urgh, DD had me out of bed at 3.20am with her fidgeting, I thought that was good as I'd put her down and she went straight to sleep at 10.45. However she woke again at 4 and spent half an hour alternating between fidgeting and shrieking loudly. She finally nodded back off and then woke for the day at 6.30. I'm so tired with the cumulative lack of sleep of the last week or so. I know some of you have far more frequent night wakings to deal with, but having to do everything is starting to grind me down.

The only good bit of news I've had is that it looks like DH will be back 2 months earlier than expected. So I just need to get through till the beginning of October.

Cannotbelieveit Wed 09-Jul-14 07:05:03

Hi Lemon I remember that feeling well! It will pass don't worry grin

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