Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thanks for the advice

Thanks for all the advice. I didn't get to read it until this morning so last night I followed my SIL's advice. She told me that if McKenzie woke up to soon to be hungry to go in her room and put her pacifer back in her mouth without holding her. Brandon fed her at 8:30. She went to sleep around 9:30. At 10:30 I heard her...went in and put in her pacifer. She slept 4 more hours!! Not sure if it was a fluke or what but I'll take it;)

4 comments:

Malcolm said...

Hi, and congratulations on your little one! I've followed your blog for quite but haven't posted often. I can't remember if you're nursing, but if so, not nursing when she wakes can actually hurt your supply. Given her age, it's likely that she's going through a growth spurt, so needs to nurse more frequently (I remember thinking I would never get my son un-latched during those!) to build your supply. Another thing we did sometimes was to have him sleep with us, so I didn't have to get out of bed to nurse. I didn't want to do it at first because I was concerned about safety, but after reading about how to do it safely, we gave it a try and it made a world of difference for all three of us.

I know how hard it is when you're functioning on no sleep--I hope you're able to get some rest. And even though it's hard to see it now, one day she really will sleep. :)

Paula

Malcolm said...

Oops--that was supposed to say "quite a while".

Paula

The Patterson's said...

Woo hoo!!! That is awesome. Whatever works, right?

Kami said...

Hey honey,

We do the same thing every night. We give the girls a bath every other night around 6 p.m. with the lavendar night time bath. Then we give them a bottle. They will be super tired and cranky for a bit, but eventually they go to sleep on our chest. We then put a larger sized diaper on them so I don't have to wake them changing a diaper three hours later. The larger diaper holds more pee. We swaddle them in the Kidapotamous (I think that's the name) fleece swaddles and top them off around 9-9:30 p.m. At that time, they pass out while feeding. (We wake them to top them off)

We have done the same thing for a few weeks and all of a sudden, they started sleeping longer stretches. I really think the swaddling makes a HUGE difference. My girls startle themselves at night so the swaddle keeps them from doing that.

I hope this helps and you get some sleep!

Hugs,
Kami