Trouble getting him down at night *UPDATE*
So last night Brayden woke up at 5pm and was pretty much awake until I started to put him down at 9pm. Hubby went out to water the lawn so I tried putting him down. I nursed and nursed and when he was completely out, I laid him in his crib. He slept for a few mins and then opened his eyes. He fought and fought sleep but was quiet so I left him to see if he would drift off. When he started fussing 20 mins later, hubby went up and tried. After about 10 mins, I went and nursed him again but then had hubby take him from me, rock him for a couple mins and lay him down. When hubby laid him down, he stayed down...again. He slept from 11pm-6am. I'm still totally baffled as to why hubby can lay him down and I can't but, I guess we'll just go with it for now. Not sure what I'm going to do on the nights when hubby is out for softball though...
My son is 2 1/2 weeks old. He is my 3rd but my middle is nearly 5 so it's been a while.
We've always used bottles and have introduced bottles to Brayden as well. I want him to take one but also plan to bf more than I did with my last baby. I just want the option of the bottle available. Since he came home he's been going to bed very easily. 9pm-4am was a typical stretch for him and then he would come into bed with me and I would finish out the night nursing him and then he would just fall asleep next to me. For the last couple days, he falls asleep nursing as usual but within 2 mins of laying him down, he's up screaming. Last night I spent 40 mins feeding and rocking him but same result. He came off the breast himself and was totally asleep as I rocked him before putting him in the crib. My husband took 1oz of milk upstairs, Brayden drank about 3/4 of it and was out for the night. I don't want to have to rely on my husband giving him a bottle at night though.
Any ideas why Brayden is having so much trouble when I put him down vs. my husband with the bottle? If he's still hungry, fine but I did the nurse, lay down, wake up crying, nurse more, etc. routine 3 times on Friday night and it never changed. I finally just fell asleep with him nursing and my husband transferred him to the pack and play next to my bed an hour or so later. I don't really mind sleeping with him but my hips and shoulders start hurting from being in the same position for so long.