Yes another gingermillie sleep thread.
I'm just after clues. We had sleep school last week which didn't help us. She of course chose to only wake 1-2 times a night last week 😁
So last night she was up from 12-3am wanting to sing, shriek and play 😴
The night before she had 4 wake ups.
I'm getting only 3 hours max at a time. She's 7.5 months old (6.5 corrected). My back/pelvis are stuffed at the moment and I'm sure the lack of solid restorative sleep is impacting my recovery.
This poor sleep has been going on now for 2 months. Sleep school solution was to feed 3-4 hourly overnight. Wtf. She's not hungry!! I tried to feed her at 2:30am today to get her back to sleep and she wasn't interested. She will usually feed around 6-7pm then she'll take another feed around 2-3am but today wanted to play.
I don't think she's cold. Room was 20-21 last night and she was in a onesie with 1 tog sleeping bag plus a sheet and cotton flannelette blanket.
She's not fed to sleep, held to sleep, rocked to sleep. Sometimes she'll have a dummy only for sleeping but I try to take it out before she falls asleep. She has a cloth comforter only for sleeping and she rubs it all over her face. Her room is dark and we use white noise. She self settles for most day naps and getting there for bedtime at night too. If she needs help we just rock the cot (on wheels) to calm her down. She has two 1.5-2hr naps during the day and I don't let her sleep past 4:30pm and she goes to bed 7:30-8pm pretty easily.
What.Am.I.Missing here??! Why won't she stay asleep and why does she want to stay awake for 2-3 hours in the middle of the night?
She's exclusively breastfed and we're having a hard time getting solids into her (refuses) but trying hard.
Before this change happened 2 months ago she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight for a few weeks and before that from about 3-5 months old she was sleeping 6:30-1-2am feed and straight back to sleep til 7:30am (possible feed around 5am too). Now she wakes every 3-4 hours on a good night. I resettle by offering dummy, comforter, rocking cot. She's generally not crying but might grizzle or shout out or want to play. If she cries I pick her up/feed her. She does not like co-sleeping makes her even more unsettled so that's not a solution.
Just wondering if there is anything I'm missing here I can't think of anything else I can do except resign myself to this exhaustion. This is her rough day (can vary by half hour):
7am wake breastfeed
8am breakfast offered
9:30am nap 1.5 hours
11:00 up from nap, breastfeed
12pm lunch offered
2-2:30 nap 1.5 hours
5pm dinner offered, shower
7-8pm book, bed