I just want to make sure I'm not crazy. Our 3 week old (March 16) EBF baby does not really sleep for any "stretches" during the day. He'll sleep at the breast for some time (basically as long as I can be still), then wake up as I move about. He will fall asleep at the breast and then I can sneak him into a bouncer or swing and he'll stay there maybe 40 minutes to an hour. He does sleep well at night, 3 hour stretches or so, I think (I don't really pay attention because we co-sleep and I just feed him and we both collapse again).
He will take one really long nap in the afternoon, say 3 hours, usually in the swing.
Mostly I spend all day carrying him and nursing him. I don't mind this terribly, but it would be nice to know there are some nap times coming. And my back hurts.
I think that I rarely have any quantity of milk--when he did take a long nap one afternoon I pumped and got just shy of an ounce (total, both sides). So I am thinking he has to just nurse and nurse and nurse to get what he needs. He has lots of wet diapers and at least a few dirty ones every day, and he's gained back his birthweight and is visibly chunking up.
I know there are growth spurts at around 3 weeks, but he's been like this since he got here. I don't really know my question, but thought maybe you folks would have some encouragement/advice/shoulder patting. : )
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5/2013 Started TTC #3, DW's turn: 5/2013: Diagnostics (shg) and surgery (polyp rem.) for best chances. July-Oct: IUI # 1-4, medicated, monitored, triggered. All BFN. IVF in Jan May. Sheesh. Whoop! IVF#1 cycle started 4/2/14. 5/1: 19 eggs retrieved, 8 matured, ICSI'd. 4 fertilized. Only 2 to transfer/freeze stage. 5/6: Two embryos transferred. 5/15: Beta #1 9dp5dt is 134! BFP! 5/19: Beta #2 13dp5dt is 672! B'erFP! 5/21: Beta #3 15dp5dt is 1853. Yay!
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