I never imagined I'd be nursing my little Monster past a year, especially with our rocky start. So I'm pretty proud of us. But dang do I need a hug.
He's 14 months, getting his molars (we saw 4 teeth back there!), and getting over strep. Not to mention the unpredictable food strike (one day he eats, the next he doesn't). I can nurse him to sleep at about 9:00 PM and then he'll sleep in his Pack n Play until 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM. After that, I nurse him back to sleep and he stays in bed with us. But now, he's constantly nursing from about 1:00 AM until the morning! And then he can't get comfortable, so when he pulls off my nipple, he's really rough. I'm ssssooo sleepy! I just started back to school (taking some online classes) and it's making it hard to study.
I've tried the Dr. Jay Gordon method, but Monster is just sssooo persistent. We're actually thinking he may have SPD. He's sleep schedule is non-existent and he seems to have an oral fixation. My husband is on the very low end of the asperger's spectrum, so it's always in the back of my mind. My husband is supportive, but he's getting tired of Monster punching his back and flopping every where in the middle of the night. I guess I just need some other moms tell me this won't last forever and he'll only be this little once. Ya know, the usual.