good luck Mizze, hope it goes ok. You must be shattered!!
Maria has still been having a night feed but not every night, maybe every 3rd night or so. But she's had a few nights that she's stayed in her cot all night (but still waking) so thats good. She'll be back in the room with me from now on cos we move to our new place today so maybe that'll help her settle easily as my bed there won't have room for her too!
Natsku - how is maria doing now, she seems to be coping really well with teh transition
We FINALLY stopped feeding her last night - full on stop - no more milk at all. We decided in the end to do that for various reasons. She screamed for over an hour initially but I was expecting a full 3 hours so not too bad - poor DH did all the hard work - they are still asleep - she woke about 4 times in total but managed a good 5 hour solid sleep in the middle and only 1 waking resulted in her taking a long time to go off again. I think DH will need therapy after it though!
Will keep you updated. Am amazed though I truly never considered the idea she wouldnt spend all night crying but I suppose its only the first night but im trying to be positive
Haven't been in here for a while, good to see things are going well for some of you. You have came a long way mizze, and brave of you to stick to your guns! Things have been ok for a while with us just the usual 1 bf during the night which doesn't bother me. Then the teething kicked in again! 3 nights of waking up about a dozen times for cuddles & boob. He is soooo fly now though, I will tell him no milk until morning and he will ask me for hugs and kisses which I give him of course, but then he will keep hugging me and suddenly pop my pjama top down saying 'oops mummy fall out' and then quickly grab his 'milk'! DH thinks this is hilarious, oops like it just fell out by itself lol! I hope this teething phase finishes quickly!
C is teething buggerit she would only fall asleep lying on top of me last night - DH tried for an hour to get her down but she would go quiet them cry then go quiet then cry - I had a feeling she wasnt herself yesterday afternoon, she has a temp again and I think its the dreaded teeth! I hate teeth
She is struggling with constipation too - I forgot the laxative effect of breastmilk - she was straining so hard for a poo at midnight she was still shaking 5 minutes later - horrid dark hard little poo too
BUT she didnt ask for milk and my boobs are starting to subside a bit thank goodness!
Natsku we went to a 1st birthday on Tuesday and there was a 6month old bf and I realised I missed it too - regardless that I was ready to stop I still miss it a bit
Well in less than a week we have gone from C protesting very loudly if DH was in the room with us at bedtime to her settling for him fairly quickly - she still has a few minutes yelling but the last few nights its literally been a few minutes.
The bad news is that TEETHING is back with a vengence so she a) waking when put in her cot (from the bed) and b) waking lots regardless and wanting me only
but im still very hopeful that once she gets through this bout of teething she will settle for DH and stay asleep for longer. Her appetite is not great, she tends not to eat when feeling ill, but it is better than it was
Also I totally underestimated the amount BF was helping her constipation - poor baby has got that really bad too atm
My boobs are still really full and it will be exactly 1 week at 4am tomorrow morning that I last fed C - How long to they take to go down??
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