Sounds like she is doing great. Big pats on your back. You are doing well. It is bloody hard.
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25-08-2015 05:32 #21
25-08-2015 07:45 #22Member
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Hi there I have a 7.5 week old as well and he catnaps throughout the day and wakes every 4 hours for a feed at night. Hang in there what you describe sounds pretty normal. Its hard but sometimes you have to ignore what others tell you about their super babies😄. If your in nsw ring tressillan helpline and they will tell you what your doing is great and pretty normal...this morning bubs went to sleep at 4 after his feed but then i had my 3.5yr old wake me at 5:30 to start his day. So i understand how you feel about being so tired but your doing great
25-08-2015 08:52 #23
You are NOT doing anything wrong!!
Please don't compare your baby with those others it will drive you absolutely mad. Your baby is unique and right now wants to feed more often and there is nothing wrong with that. Hard for you - yes!
My son fed 2-3 hourly for the first 5 months. I would have killed for more than 1 hour of unbroken sleep those first few months but as you say, by the time he was fed, burped, changed and settled I was lucky to have time for a quick shower before he woke again. Torture!
And I honestly tried every trick in the book.
I now know plenty of other mothers who had similar experiences and it's not uncommon at all. And you want to scream when you hear stories of other babies sleeping through the night, having to be woken to be fed, etc.
The only advice I have is to get help wherever you can. Maybe try expressing milk (if you can get bub to take a bottle) and having your partner or someone else do a feed so you can get a break, have some sleep etc. at night I would have DH bring DS to me for a feed, then he would take him away to be burped, changed and settled so I could go back to sleep asap. Help really is essential when you have a frequent feeding/waking baby.
Please try and get some help where you can. It's important you get rest too and you will be surprised at how much better you will feel just with an extra hour or 2.
And it does get better!
25-08-2015 09:22 #24Senior Member
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It's amazing what a 'good' night can do for your mood. She fed at 10:30pm then 3am then 6:30 then fell asleep again (which I wasn't expecting) til 9:30! So I got 8.5hrs sleep across 3 blocks and a peaceful shower and breakfast before she woke up which makes all the difference to starting my day well. Yay
25-08-2015 10:35 #25
Firstly, I would like to say a big Congratulations on being a new mumma!! It is a tough slog and it can be so ****ing hard! I am currently 12 weeks along with my 3rd. My other babies are 8 and 10 lol. I know it is hard, but try not to compare your bub with other bubs. They are all different. As a new mum I was guilty of comparing my children with others but it just causes unnecessary stress. My two were pretty good sleepers but didn't sleep right through for a very long time.
3 hours per sleep is pretty good. Your bub is far too young to be in any sort of a routine and if she is waking up and pretty happy,I would say she is getting enough sleep. Unfortunately as mums we seem to get the bad end of the deal because we need more sleep. Your little bundle seems perfectly normal.
Oh PS Just saw your last post about the 8 hour sleepathon!! Well done to your bub. That's fantastic!
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