November 19th, 2015, 06:54 AM
Hi ladies, my ebf 8 week old baby and I have been co sleeping for weeks and I mostly love it--the bonding, the sleep I am able to get. I don't love having to get in bed with him at 8 pm to get him started as he wants to sleep beside me, as I would like some evening 'me' time, and he also has a bout of general flailing, squirming at 4 am, but no biggie. He eats every 2-3 hours overnight, though I am not sure as I sleep through a lot of it :) Overall, I have tried to let him lead the way.
Anyway, I am asking for general ways to feel confident in the face of those who have their babies sleeping long hours during the night, in their own beds, not hitting them in the face :), and people who ask me if he is sleeping through the night...Sometimes I think I should lie and say he is sleeping, because I feel well rested, other than the psychological toll of not feeling like I can unwind alone at the end of the day. I am generally happy about our set up, but he does eat on demand--I have never let him cry and sometimes I wonder if there is more I can do to get him on these long stretches of sleep I hear people talk about, to accomplish that 'me time'.
I hope this all makes sense...I am a bit uptight overall as a ftm but am loving my bonding with my son...he is so lovely and healthy. I overall have a hard time finding people to talk about breastfeeding with--my Dr. doesn't seem to know much and not many in my family nursed. I read 'Sweet Sleep' and loved the information, but...