For the past week my dd has been waking up at about 2am - I think she wakes earlier but quietly murmers to herself until she gets bored then begins to wail (which is what she does in the morning at her normal wake-up time). I feed her and then she beams at me and chatters away. When I try and put her down to sleep to see if she'll go off on her own she mithers - turning to a cry - but is happy and chatty again at being picked up.
Last night this went on for two hours and I ended up just feeding and feeding her until she eventually went off
I wonder whether she's having a growth spurt (but surely she'd be crankier?), or should I cut down on naps during the day - at the moment she has an hour in the morning and an hour and a half to two hours in the afternoon.
She's on solids but I also bf several times a day
If anyone has any ideas I'd be very grateful (If I disappear it means tiredness has take it's toll )
DS did this once or twice and then went back through again. I used to pretend to be asleep (with one eye half open in case he crawled off the bed) and feed him as much as I could in the hope he would be sleepy and only get up and pick him up if he started to cry. I would try not to speak and only say things like "sssshhh time to sleep" (whispering)
It must be something about having good sleepers as tinies that they drive you mad as soon as they are mobile!
When it happened the other night I though DH was asleep (8mo still sleeps in our room due to space issues). Was shushing dd when I suddenly heard a very sleepy, deep rendition of baa baa black sheep which slowly tailed off into a snore.