The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Four month sleep regression

I think it has found us. Our perfect little sleeper is a little less perfect these days. Or maybe she's just perfect in different ways. Remember that last post about naps? Yeah, now she's anti-nap. If I try to swaddle her for a nap, she screams bloody murder and wants her hands. If I try to lay her down without the swaddle, she screams bloody murder and can't settle. The only thing that will get her to sleep is if I put her in the Big People bed, lay with her, and stick a boob in her mouth.

I don't even mind, really, because I miss nursing. When I stopped taking the dom.peridone, she nursed before every feeding for about a week before she realized that the milk was gone. And then she started screaming at the boob, and that majorly bummed me out. But now she loves the boob again, and if I get to sneak in a little napperoo at the same time, well, sign me up!

She also has been a little weird about sleeping at night. She used to sleep straight through from about 7:30pm until about 6:30am with one dream feed at around 11pm. Now she is going to bed like usual, will be awake around 10:30pm and hungry and will go right back to sleep, and then will wake up whining around 3 or 4 and wants to be brought into the Big People bed and have the boob until she's ready to get up around 6:30.

Some friends and I were talking about how the Four Month Sleep Regression seems to involve a lot of comfort sucking (and some extra feeding in there, too). It's win-win for me.

Besides, she's incredibly cute.

i like to read!

i'm so big!


Blogger SJayneI said...

She is incredibly cute!!! Man, I wish I was able to breastfeed!!!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

I wish I could, too! Thank goodness she likes comfort nursing on the empty boob again!!

11:19 PM  
Blogger FosterMommy said...

That still sounds pretty perfect to me...a great night around here is Squeak going to sleep around 6pm, waking up for boob at 9ish, 11ish, 1ish, 3ish, 5ish and then up for the day around 7-7:30am. That has He doesn't get UP when he's hungry, so really it owuld be like sleeping through the night.
I sometimes worry that he's just not getting enough from us each time he nurses, but I know that other babies, even bottle-fed ones, have the crappy schedule he has.

I guess I'll sleep evventually...and now that he's over his 2 colds in a row, maybe it'll be soon?

6:52 PM  
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