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11 week old and sleep

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1sttimemama1986 Mon 22-Aug-16 11:47:30

My DS is 11 weeks old. When newborn he slept in his Moses basket, we now co sleep at night. This has been the case since approx 5 weeks. In the day he will only sleep on me. By this he is either in baby carrier or very occasionally in my arms. If out in pram he sometimes falls asleep but in car seat not carry cot. He will only sleep at night if breastfed to sleep (laying down position). This is more for comfort than the feed. Once asleep I roll away slowly and leave it up to an hour sometimes. After 5 mins he is awake.

I am very tired as he wakes approx 4 times during night for a feed and from say 4/5 is ready to be up.

I'm fed up of not getting chance to have a wash, get dressed, and do any housework. Never mind cooking or having some time with friends. Cancelled a friend visiting today as still in pj's, need a wash and house is minging. DS is resisting sleep has been all morning.

Perhaps I just need to suck it up as this is how it's going to be for now. Just last few days it's got the better of me and left me feeling teary and generally just crap at parenting X

fluffikins Mon 22-Aug-16 12:58:07

This is what it's like I'm afraid, my dd still only naps on me at 15 months, just try and make sure you're making the most of it, I listen to audiobooks on walks or sit on the sofa and catch up with my tv shows.

In regards to washing etc. If you want to do it then you'll find a way. I hauled the play mat into the bathroom and had it there for months. It kept her busy enough for me to have a whirlwind shower and get dressed.

I also quickly learnt that just because I was off work didn't mean I could do all of the housework, my Dh wasn't keen on it either so we got a cleaner which was a life saver. If you can't afford that then your Dh needs to share the housework at weekends

sambababy Mon 22-Aug-16 12:58:40

Hand holding! Nearly 11wk DS here too. Not doing too bad in the day (although DD was exactly like yours, would only nap on me so I feel your pain), but at night it's taking 1.5hrs to get him back to sleep when he wakes so really he still has no idea between night and day. No advice really, it will get better eventually, it may even get worse before it gets better, but one thing I know is the second you think you've got a routine going and know how your baby works, they change!

sambababy Mon 22-Aug-16 13:00:05

I use a bouncy chair to take to the bathroom, could you try that for a super quick shower?

1sttimemama1986 Mon 22-Aug-16 20:06:51

Thanks ladies. I brought him into the bathroom in the bouncy chair, he screamed the entire time mind! But at least I am clean.

Maybe if he slept without me next to him the entire time at night the napping on me wouldn't feel so bad.

I know I just need to keep going and take each day. Thankfully my partner is very domesticated and supportive I guess I aspire to him coming home to a meal and reasonably clean house-maybe not for a while. Xx

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