Okay, I know you all are laughing at my title....like any one with a newborn gets sleep
BUT....I need some help! My dear, sweet, loving gorgeous little baby becomes some kind of demon at night. (please know that I still love him....I'm just very tired) He will not sleep on his own.....we're already co-bedding, and he won't sleep inbetween DH and I! We even purchased that little cuddle bed, nope...not having any of that...thank you very much. If he's not sleeping ON me, he's not sleeping (and neither are we). And then, to top it off, he's crying/screaming for hours in the night!
Here's how the last 24 hours went (roughly):
Nursed about every 90 minutes through the day. I don't think it's a growth spurt thing....he did that at exactly 6 weeks last week.
Slept when he could during the day. Woke up every time he wet or had gas or when twins woke him.
Took a walk at 7:00...he enjoyed it until a dirty diaper happened (he wants changed after the slightest poo or wet )
Nursed around 8:00 pm
slept until I gave him to DH so I could eat Ben & Jerry's (the brownie kind... ) He cried.
Nursed around 10 pm
Fell asleep....doing well. Handed him to DH so I could go potty and get ready for bed. Transition okay.
DH came upstairs (apparently he had to go potty??? Now, why couldn't he take care of business during all those hours I was holding Anderson?????)
Nursed again----maybe 11:45?
We fell asleep (he's on Boppy in my arms, I'm sitting up), woke around 1:30?
Nursed. I'm in pain ( due to crazy nursing schedule?)
When he popped off, I tried to lay him down beside me. Nope not having that....screaming baby!
Continued screaming for approx. 4 hours with the exception of nursing in the middle.
He wanted to nurse that ENTIRE time, but....I HURT. If I hadn't...I might have let him. I mean, what's the difference? I have to hold him for him to sleep anyway. My nipples started burning with pain last night. No signs of thrush on either one of us? He was trying to latch thru my jammies, so DH had him a good portion of time. I just needed to try and rest. It's not like I can nap while he does during the day with the twins.
Now, another thought that I have is that the twins purposefully wake him during the day. I think it's messing up his sleeping routine for the night too. I hate to say it...but I can't wait for next Wed when all-day kindergarten starts!!!
Other info...I have OS/OALD...I've only been doing one side per feeding (after doing block feedings last week). Seems to have resolved the green poo, and some other issues. He was tongue-tied, clipped at 3 days old. He also has a high palate. He sucks like you wouldn't believe (or maybe some of you would)! Every latch-on is painful, as is my let down. He does use an Avent pacifier sometimes (you should see him work it...it leaves a mark on his chin he sucks so hard) but it does not satisify him at night. (It's hard...both of my twins were binkie kids! It helped when one was nursing and the other was waiting).
Any ideas???? I'm exhausted, and so is DH. (I worry less about him, he can sleep thru anything. I MAKE him get up with LO)