So my baby is 5 months old and last night after putting her to bed at 8:30 pm, she woke up seven times between then and 5:30AM. This is pretty regular for us and its getting exhausting. I have become a very light sleeper and wake at the smallest sound of her fuss (she sleeps in her nursery now) and I will immediately run over and comfort her.
I know there is a whole thing on sleep training - not picking them up immediately. I have tried rubbing her back and comforting her but unless i pick her up, she isn't satisfied. She kicks, lifts her head up off the bed, and just fusses until she gets picked up. What is worse is for some reason she will almost immediately go to sleep in my arms, but not my husbands (it is a lot harder for him to put her to bed than it is me). So while it isn't hard to get her back to bed, its hard on us because we are waking constantly. I know i'm not the type that will be able to listen to her cry and not do anything about it. But i'm wondering what else can i do? Anyone else go through this? Can I assume she will just outgrow this phase? I worry because I have to start going back to work full time in 2 months and there is no way I will be able to do it like this. Any help or commiseration would be appreciated!