Re: moral support needed
I had several months of my son having bad gas as a side effect of galactagogues I was taking for my low supply. He was squirmy and up constantly screaming in the night. I had to roll on my back and cradle his head with one arm and pat his bottom with the other...about 8 times a night on bad nights. I am switched over to domperidone now and the gas only happens when he eats grapes before bed...so the waking is so much better. It was really exhausting for a time but its better now.
The congestion cant last forever...once you rule out ear infections or teething (my son got his first two teeth at 3 months) you could consider an allergy as a factor if the congestion doesn't subside. Definately try positioning for the congestion like a pp mentioned, it helped when my son was sick. Could you make yourself a bed in the baby's Room or a bed for the baby in yours to minimize how far you have to travel and how awake you become each time he wakes? Its only temporary and worth a try. As for day time napping, I take a warm bath with my baby and get us both clean, dress and nurse him and if I'm not asleep already during his nurse (he takes a long time with a sns of bm) then I have some herbal tea and curl up win a down comforter while watching my favorite movie...provided my son is napping at this point. I find he sleeps much better when he is next to me so if I am really exhausted I just curl him up with me. It feels like cheating, but it just makes things so simple.
Long time wannabe Momma. First time actual Momma.