I am now in month 7 with my LO. We finally moved her into her own room and am getting used to having a video monitor....which I think subconsciously, I don't trust, so I never REALLY sleep. We just recently got down to 1 feeding a night (BF) and 1 other waking, in which I could usually put the paci back in and she would go back to sleep quickly. I have stopped picking her up at night, unless to feed or change her (but I do go in an pat her back, etc. letting her cry alone very little) and it seemed to be working to get her to understand night is for sleeping. I got excited at the thought of possibly 4 or more hours of sleep, IN A ROW! This lasted about 3 days and then her top 2 teeth started breaking through....then we are up every hour sometimes even with Motrin, etc.
It just seems to be never ending. I am seriously exhausted and sometime can get very frustrated with her at night....I have to walk away, regroup, and then go back to being a soothing, calm, happy mom. I hate that feeling!!!!! I never want to bring that frustration to her.
Is anyone else going through this and how are you getting through? Is there really light at the end of the tunnel???? I don't think I have seen a REM cycle since I was in early pregnancy....it is really starting to take a toll on me and I DON'T want it to effect the way I mother my daughter.
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