oh wow , i was there a few weeks ago .... we are now 7.5 weeks old , and just started sleeping 6 hours from midnight till 6am ..... it suddenly changed from every 3 hours to a straight 6 hours a few days ago ...... amazing and feels great and she wakes up chattering not crying at 6am , i getup change her , put her back to bed while i get the bottle (im on breast and bottle as never produced enough) then let my 2 crazy weimaraners out and feed them while bottle warming , put the dogs back to bed with full tummies , then go and feed my little girl in the bedroom , wind her , sit with her for a bit while she gets sleepy and then put her back to bed , and then I go back to bed sometimes until 10am !!!!!! Amazing , from 2 hours total sleep a day in the beginning for weeks ...... was loosing the will to live ....now we are doing great there is light at the end of the tunnel , and really enjoying her now mummy has some sleep .
We have also just started to improve and it started at 7.5 weeks as well! George is sleeping from about 8pm till 1am, having a feed an going straight back to sleep till 6am.unfortunately due to the timing of it and how early he's up it means I have to go to bed pretty early too, but I'm hoping at some point he'll start going later or waking later! I don't mind the 1am feed cos OH does it as I get up with him in the morning. You r lucky tho that she goes back to sleep in the morning. George is regular as clockwork - wakes up, has his bottle, stays awake for about an hour then has a 30min nap (will not sleep any longer) then onto bottle number 2!! So no chance of a lie in for me!
Anyone about? My son is a notoriously bad sleeper. He just got over a viral infection that if possible, made his sleep worse. He slept from 7-8. 11-1 then 4-4:45am. He's currently wide awake. I've put him in his walker to try and tire him out. I could scratch my eyeballs out right now.
This thread is depressing me. Everyone is talking about how bad it is at a few weeks...how it gets better then they regress at 4 months...
Mine is 11 weeks and IT HAS NEVER GOTTEN BETTER. Twice a week he will do 5 hrs 3 hrs 2 hrs 2 hrs. The other five nights he is up every 2 hrs to eat, sometimes even shorter. And much of the "sleep" in between is him grunting, kicking, and yelping with his eyes shut. And sometimes, like last night, he enjoys being awake from 4-6am, just in time for me to get my older child up for school.
During the day he sleeps 4 times, but only 20-45 minutes at a stretch. He can't make it through a sleep transition. In between naps, he is usually overtired and miserable after waking up screaming.
This has been the same pattern since he was 2 weeks old. (Before that, he took lovely long naps during the day.)
We have tried EVERYTHING. We are miserable and desperate and sad and angry and can't enjoy at all having a new baby. We would do ANYTHING to help him sleep more/better but nothing works and there is simply no end in sight, as nothing has changed at all between 2 weeks and 11 weeks.
George has started waking at 4am again and only goes back to sleep if I put his dummy in his mouth, but every time he spits it ou (often) he wakes back up. So i basically stand over his cot putting his dummy back in for two hours as he isn't actually hungry till 6am! grr!
I did this with DD when she hit 6mths as she had stopped the night feeds herself and I had been weaning her for 2mths so she wasn't hungry. I was soooooooooo lucky that the 1st night she cried for 30mins solid even when I went into her and from then on she has slept like a dream. All I do with her now is once she has taken what she wants of her bedtime bottle I put her in her cot at about 7pm say goodnight turn her slumber bear on and walk out the room she will get up and run to the bottom of the cot grinning from ear to ear watching me walk down the stairs then she sits and talks to her sleeping toys lies down and goes to sleep sometimes this can take 1hr but, she rarely screams/crys. She will rouse about 2hrs later not fully awake so I give her some more bottle once she has had enough she puts her dummy back in and I put her back to bed where I wont hear a peep out of her until 6:30am onwards. i am hoping she will start going back to waking up at 7:30-8am once the clocks go forward as 6:30 is a killer but, I wont get her out of bed until at least 7am. She doesn't wake up screaming or crying she is quiet or talking/playing with her cot toys and is always really happy excitied to see either me or DH. I will certainly be using this method with #2 once he/she is old enough.
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