My DD is not a great sleeper. Which she did not get from me as I love and need my sleep
I have gotten a handful of nights with a 4 hour stretch and then a 2 hour stretch, but they are few and far between. More common is a 3 hour and then 1.5 hours....or worse.
She sleeps in the arms reach mini by my side of the bed. I have swaddled with arms in and gotten a 4 hour stretch and swaddled with arms out and gotten one. I have use the Halo sleep sack and the Miracle Blanket (no miracles here). I like the Carter's receiving blanket swaddle the best. She is usually in a sleeper and the house is on 70 degrees. If she seems cool I will add a hat, if not, no hat.
I have used white noise and not used it. I have put her down asleep, partly asleep and awake. Sometimes she will put herself to sleep and sometimes she will wake herself up.
She will nap some in the rock n play, but the only way she will nap for an extended period of time is on me.
I am open to any and all suggestions. Right now I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants. There is no schedule, there is no consistency, etc.
She is 8 weeks old and is EBF (though she does get a bottle of BM here and there).
ETA - in the early morning she is having a lot of gas pains, gas drops don't seem to make a huge difference, maybe I should use more regularly? If I bring her in the bed with me I can usually get her to settle down for another hour or two.
We are so thankful that our second daughter, Lillian Elizabeth "Lily", was born healthy and happy on February 11, 2013. We love her to pieces.
We lost our first daughter, Hannah Grace on May 4, 2011. She was buried on May 14 during a beautiful service at my home church. We are grateful that if she could not be here with us, that she is healed and whole with the Lord. We look forward to the day when we will get to meet her. We love her so much.