Ok ladies let me preface this by saying I am expecting #2 and I am exhausted- normal first trimester stuff. I would love to night wean my little guy who is 2.5 years and still waking up between 2 (on a good night) and God only knows how many times (on a bad night) to nurse. So a typical night looks like this:
8:30 - nurse in his own bed which is in our room. he hasn't been falling asleep nursing anymore but usually settles down soon after and falls asleep
between Midnight and 2am- wake, come into bed with mom and dad and nurse back to sleep
about 4 am- wake and nurse back to sleep.
Now like I said that is a good night. A bad night may include up to 3 more wake, nurse, fall back asleep cycles. So here is the kicker- he will fall back asleep in our bed without nursing by sucking his thumb BUT it usually takes him about 45 minutes to fall back asleep that way during which time he is wiggling, kicking and generally keeping me awake anyway where as if I nurse him he is back out in less than 10. Plus I hate the thought of him sucking his thumb for a couple of hours every night. I am just not sure how to proceed. Do you think if I stick with it he will eventually fall back asleep just as fast on his own? I can get up and nurse him back to sleep in his own bed but then he is up every hour- and he won't fall back asleep in his own bed by himself. I have thought of having my DH help out but 1) he gets up at 4am and kind of needs his sleep and 2) his idea of helping is hollering at RC to go back to sleep So just looking for some other ideas ladies to help me get more sleep!!