Posted by jen on October 22, 2003 at 23:38:03:
In Reply to: having a hard time coping posted by Tara on October 15, 2003 at 20:57:49:
: I'm a stay-at-home mom of an almost 4 month old daughter. For a while she was either sleeping through the night or waking up once to nurse, and now she is waking up about 3-4 times a night, and often doesn't go back to sleep. She also doesn't nap much, and lately has been having 12 hour stretches without napping. I can tell she is tired, but when she falls asleep, I lay her down, and she is up again in minutes. Her breastfeeding habits are getting really tough; she'll nurse for a couple minutes on one side, and then refuse the other. Of course she wants to eat again soon. She even does this when she wakes up in the morning. I'm having a very hard time dealing with all this, and her growing fussiness. Instead of getting easier with age, she is becoming more difficult. I'm miserable, and I hate what my life has become. I want to enjoy her growing up times, but instead I'm full of frustration, and guilt for my feelings. I could really use some help!
When my little one was that age she was the same she didn't have regular sleep patterns either that can really ware u out. I bought a book called healthy sleep habits healthy baby and my life changed the next day. I had to let her cry to sleep for the first time and really she didn' cry long. Maybe try buying that book it really helped me now mine sleeps 12 hrs at night and takes 2 naps a day. If they don't nap their always wired from not getting sleep. Hope that helps