Isabel is almost 14 mo old and I love bedsharing with her most of the time. She has good weeks where she sleeps by herself from about 6:30pm until I go to bed around 11pm and then she wakes up on and off (especially around 3am) and cries hard until
a. I give in a nurse her or
b. I rock her to sleep (she squirms, screams and cries and finally gives up surprisingly fast like 5-10m.)
I can do b. if she wakes up while I am still awake but once we are in bed, its waaaay to hard for me to get up and do this.
Its the pre-dawn nursing sessions that are getting tough, she won't unlatch easily and I can't sleep when she is nursing and squirming.
Caring friends and family seem to think I just put her in her room she will sleep longer without me.
I am conflicted because
1. I do like bedsharing for the most part (except DH and I aren't getting much for 'alone time" lately) and I am not sleeping well with her in the early morning.
2. We are moving in a month and I feel like any change I make now will not really stick once we move.
Do I just put up with it? I know she is teething her last 2 molars and starting on her canines...maybe it will get better after that? Will this get better on its own or am I going to have to make more of an effort?
Currently, when I am awake, I try not to nurse her first (then I am afraid I am sending the message, if you cry long enough I will nurse you) ugh!
DD was high needs as a baby and is growing into an independent, bright, inquisitive and funny little toddler which is awesome! The sleep/bf'ing is the challenge!