Hi - I know this question does not totally relate to breastfeeding but it does have to do somewhat with nursing to sleep, and you ladies give such great advice that I thought I would see if anyone has any thoughts on this.
I have been bed-sharing with my 10-week old since the second week. We usually go to bed around 9/9:30pm which is when I usually went to bed before I had him. Now I am starting to think that he needs to go to bed earlier, as he is showing signs of drowsiness earlier (yawning, rubbing eyes, fussiness) - usually around 7/7:30pm. The problem is that I'm not ready to go to bed that early, so I am trying to figure out how to get him down for the first 2 hours without me. So far I have not had much luck. I have tried rocking/nursing to sleep and putting him in a bassinet next to the bed, but he just wakes up and cries. We also tried putting him down for a nap in his swing but he only naps that late between 20-40 minutes and then wakes up wired until 10:30pm or so. I also tried nursing him to sleep in the bed and sneaking away, but he always wakes up when I try to sneak out, even if he's been sleeping for 30 minutes.
Any thoughts on how to do this? Do I just need to give in and start going to bed earlier for now? I know 10 weeks is still very young, so maybe I am trying to change things too soon for him?