So, unswaddling my little one is not going well.
Yes, He has been unswaddled since Wednesday night( if you don’t count a brief, desperate attempt at sleep yesterday for a nap). I didn’t swaddle him last night either.
Now, the first night, he went right down to sleep. For about two hours. Then he was awake, and wouldn’t go back for about 2 hours. And this went on all night. But he slept in two and three hour stretches. It was a good start.
Yesterday, no matter what I did, he refused to sleep unswaddled. Finally, after much frustration and crying on both our parts, he got loosely swaddled. And slept for 2 1/2 hours. But last night……
Gawd last night.
He went down with no problem after taking a bottle. He slept for an hour.
And the night went something like this:
10 pm: awake, rocked back to sleep
1015: attempted to place pookah in his crib, he wakes up, screams like all hell has broken loose.
1030: I attempt to put him down “drowsy” like all the books say. But that was a no go. He either cried or thought it was play time. Like I said before, I don’t do the crying thing well.
1030-1115: put him down and picked him up at least 5 times. finally, he fell asleep in my arms and I eased him down in the crib. And escaped his room like a thief
1200-200 : he woke up, I feel asleep nursing him, so I have no idea how long this took. I woke up and eased him down in the crib
245: back up.
400: He’s asleep
510: awake. By now, I’m in tears. C-Dub finally wakes up and just brings him in our room. I nurse him,and he falls asleep. Amazingly when I decide to just lay Pookah in the bed beside me, he stays asleep no problem.
810: Pookah wakes up after sleeping beside me for the longest stretch of the night.
And now, I attempted a daytime nap about an hour ago. Same problem as last night, except, he doesn’t go to sleep at all.
I am beyond sleep deprived, and I feel like I did when Pookah was about 3 weeks old. I have to work tonight.
But watch, he’ll sleep wonderfully for C-Dub.
I joined Natalie’s Body after baby Challenge( see the button on the side!).
We will update every Monday. I have to decide how exactly I am going to go about this, but I don’t have time or energy right now. But I will be participating.
As soon as I can get myself together over here.