My 7.5 m/o is back to waking every 50 mins if I'm not in bed and sleeping w/ breast in mouth when I am there. It's been 2 weeks & I'm tired and sore.
She had given us some nights of 5 hour stretches. It was bliss. But a lot has happened since then. My husband had to go away suddenly to care for his dad. She had no goodbye & I think she really did miss his presence & clung to me a lot more. Then she learned to sit up on her own. Two days later she learned how to pull herself to standing. We start the night in her crib and end together on a futon (or in a rocker, which, I know unsafe ). Every time I go in before I'm ready for bed she's either sitting or standing. Did I mention she's only 7.5 months? She doesn't even cross-crawl. What's going on? I miss getting up 3-5 times a night. Never thought that would happen.
I'm sick of looking for help and getting advice instead. I don't want her to CIO. I don't want to night wean. I don't want to sleep lady shuffle, baby whisper, or anything. I don't want scheduled feedings.
Can you BF-friendly mamas just remind me that this is temporary? This will pass? She'll change in a week, 2, 3 or even 6? I think I just need someone to pat me back to calm for just a little bit.