hi, i am so frustrated at the moment with sleep! want to create a harmonious sleep life with my baby girl, but not sure what I'm doing wrong.
my 8 wk dd is not going to sleep until midnight or beyond every night, and not really doing long stretches yet, or staying down all night...i mean amidst feedings. OK we have not been very consistent with any kind of a routine, but we are at least at home and slowing down putting DS1 and DS2 to bed then trying to get her to bed for the night about 8 or 9 each night... and the the mayhem begins. We start at 9
she is literally not down till 12... seems like no matter what we do. I spent nights only in the bedroom, rocking chair, then wore her in the carrier, then just gave up trying one particular thing, and now rock, bounce, cook, or walk around all in the
same night. Daily She naps like a new born... a long morning, nap then a long afternoon one and then sleepy on and off till night time. Then she has a very fussy period anywhere from 7-12, we give her gripe water in the evening and it seems to help and then she will fall asleep and we put her down, she wakes up five mins later screaming, again and again all evening!!! till she finally gives in about 12, then like last night only slept a 3 hr stretch before waking up and fussing and feeding for a couple of hours... slept another 1 or 2 on my chest and was up again repeating the fussiness... I am exhausted. Yes I know sleep is an issue for every newborn, but do any of you see anything obvious I could be doing wrong? We bed share, and
she usually sleeps in a side car for her first stretch.... if there is one (stretch)!!!
Should I be worried about cutting down her naps, nap timing, or big bedtime routine ALREADY??? Any advice would help thanks!