DD has always loved to have her hands right in front of her face, starting in the womb and it hasn't ever stopped. It was prohibitive for breastfeeding (I often had to have another person help me pin her arms down just to get her to try to latch) and it's still a problem with bottle feeding and sleeping at 4.5 months. It's like her hands have to constantly be reaching out and touching things, even as she's falling asleep, and each new touching sensation seems to wake her up.
Lately it's gotten bad enough that I've had to swaddle her just to get her to eat - otherwise she sticks her hands in her mouth while the bottle is there or knocks the bottle out of her mouth and starts wailing because she doesn't get why she can't eat anymore. Same thing with the pacifier at night - she rips it out and then can't figure out why it's gone.
The past few days she has really resisted swaddling and it's about the time to stop swaddling her anyway, but I'm at a loss as to how to get her hands under control so she can eat and/or fall asleep. Has anyone else conquered this problem? Swaddling was my only cure but she's so unhappy in the swaddle lately that I don't know what to do.