I am sooo over it.
I swear that is all anyone talks about to a new MOM.
"How does he sleep?"
"Does he sleep through the night?"
"My baby slept through the night by now....."
"You let him sleep in your bed. *tisk tisk* That will be a hard habit to break."
"You are still nursing him in the night? You need to stop that before it becomes a habit...he doesn't need it."
"You lie down, nurse, rock him to sleep?" *tisk tisk*
For the record......
J WAS a good sleeper then it all went to crap.
M occasionally wakes at night.
I suffer from insomnia usually between 2am and 5am.
I have a sarcastic smile which is used when I think you are full of sh*t, bragging about your babies wonderful sleep habits.
I want to slap you a little bit when you say things like " We didn't want to be THAT parent."
Babies sleep better on their tummies, which is why your baby slept through the night some 39 years ago. Today we put them on their backs; it's safer.
Breastfed babies don't usually sleep through the night. (Don't fight me on this peeps. I have done my own statistical analysis.)
No, a bottle of formula is not going to help.
CIO doesn't work for all babies and it's not because I did it wrong. FYI I think it sucks!
I just don't care that much anymore. I spent far too long trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. And the answer is this:
I did nothing wrong.
I just believe that babies are all programed differently to sleep.
We all have different personalities, why should our sleep personality all be the same?
He WILL one day sleep through the night.
They all do eventually.
I would rather spend my days enjoying their itty bitty-ness.
It goes by too fast to be hung up on something as silly as sleep don't ya think?