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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    http://askmoxie.org/blog/2009/03/a-r...gressions.html

    I like this because it's a reminder that sleep regressions are developmental not because we're not doing things right or should have done things differently. It's because that's what some kids do. Buggers!
    Thanks for that! If you've read my other posts, I am such a worrier so I am constantly doubting myself and feeling I must be doing something wrong even though deep down there's a tiny rational part of me that knows he's being a normal baby.

    My biggest doubt, especially with him waking so much right now, is that I'm not feeding him enough. I keep seeing comments from sleep books that he has to spend 20 mins on one boob and then have the other. He has both boobs and rarely takes longer than 5 mins on each, 10 on one if I'm lucky. If I keep trying to put him on he just let's go or gets frustrated with me. The rational part of me knows he just must be a very efficient feeder, he's deliciously chubby and plenty of wet and pooey nappies. My breasts also go really floppy. But him wanting to eat so much overnight right now makes me worry he's not actually getting enough and I'm doing it all wrong.

    Or its just a sleep regression .

    I need to stop looking at other books and just stick with The Wonder Weeks, Dr Sears and Baby Bliss, they make me feel like everything is ok and normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    He's only 12 weeks (the regression can happen from 3-5 months) so definitely not ready for solids (and I don't plan on them until closer to six months).

    I think he's probably too young to cut the afternoon nap as well. I could try to keep him up longer in the morning but he seems genuinely tired after 60 mins and definitely after 90. I'll think about that one!
    I forgot your little one was only 12 weeks... Got confused by the 4 month regression thing!!

    My boy is nearly 11 weeks and he had a turd of a night last night ... I hope it is not this...

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    Its actually a permanent change in sleep patterns, but don't worry it does pass, but your baby's personality will determine how to go about managing the change. This is a great little article that will help you understand the regression.

    Take or leave the advice at the end of the article, its not for everyone.

    http://www.sleeplady.com/baby-sleep/...ep-regression/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    Its actually a permanent change in sleep patterns, but don't worry it does pass, but your baby's personality will determine how to go about managing the change. This is a great little article that will help you understand the regression.

    Take or leave the advice at the end of the article, its not for everyone.

    http://www.sleeplady.com/baby-sleep/...ep-regression/
    I read that yesterday! Nice and reassuring

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    Hey holly on a sort-of-but-not-really related note: how are you going coping with bub etc while overseas away from family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Hey holly on a sort-of-but-not-really related note: how are you going coping with bub etc while overseas away from family?
    It's hard . We have a few friends here but nobody we can call on to just come help with the house or baby if I need a nap, just social friends to go for a walk with, etc. I only have DH for help and support which I know is exhausting for him as well because he works long hours then comes home to a wife that is exhausted and emotional with nobody close enough to vent to besides him. We had a great support group of friends in Melbourne plus DH's family, his mom would have been super helpful to have around, she thrives on being needed and loves to cook. I doubt myself constantly which doesn't help. Hate our flat, we've actually given notice and are breaking our lease because the noise from our neighbors is unbearable--apparently they think the baby's room moves daily, that if their music is bumping through his wall one day it's not the next... Sorry, I needed to vent! I miss Melbourne. I fought it for a couple years but the American has become a Melbournian.

    Thanks for asking! Xo

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    Noisy neighbors sucks... I can only imagine the noise from living in a flat would be crappy.... Perhaps you mil could come over to visit for a month or two to help with the move?? I hope you don't get penalized too much for breaking the lease...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    This started out as me thinking he had a cold, he's been congested and earlier in the week was waking up coughing and not able to breath, he'd be properly upset from it but now it seems it's just waking to eat like he's a newborn again. Maybe he's still a little off color or maybe that one bad night was enough to throw him off it all?

    Overall I feel I should just go with it, the feeding, because I worry maybe he is unwell and needs extra fluids, has a scratchy throat, etc... He's very smiley and cruisey so it's hard for me to tell what's up. He even smiles at the saline drops going in his nose

    Definitely still want everyone's suggestions though, or just reassurance it passes!
    I just went with whatever worked that night, or even that particular wake. And I fed as much and as often as DD wanted. I don't believe that bad habits are created that early - in fact I think it's a period of trust building between you and bub in that by being there for bub when they need you, he/she will trust you more down the track when it is time to 'sleep train'. At 12 weeks, there's no manipulation in their crying. To them you are either there, or not there.

    I demand fed and settled as needed until about eight months, then practiced a pick up-put down method if we had trouble putting her down. DD was down to one O/N feed then, and started sleeping 5pm - 7am from 11 months. She's gone to bed without settling since 7 or 8 months, so it's not like we ended up with bad habits from doing whatever was needed to get through this regression!

    Sorry you've not got a lot of support - I'm in a similar scenario and it does get easier as bub gets older.

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    Thanks girls! I don't want to get my hopes up but last night he slept until 12.30, then 3.15 and 6.45. Another couple nights like that and I may start to feel human again! Now I just need to sleep that whole time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Thanks girls! I don't want to get my hopes up but last night he slept until 12.30, then 3.15 and 6.45. Another couple nights like that and I may start to feel human again! Now I just need to sleep that whole time .
    Hi Holly, how's the sleeping going? I think my lil man is just starting the 4 month sleep regression. He used to sleep from 7 til 7 with one wake around 1ish. Last two nights, midnight then 3.30 then 6.30. I do feel for him though, it must be hard for them too with all the developmental changes happening and I can tell he's tired in general. But the disturbed sleep thing is tough for parents, especially when he had his own rhythm sorted and the house was happy with it. My daughter must have skipped this sleep regression thing cause I don't remember it with her!! Anyways, I just wanted to see how you guys are going as well?


 

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