I am so exhausted these days and am hoping my babies start STTN soon - or at least sleeping 4+ straight hours. But so far, no luck.
We keep them on a 3 hour schedule during the day and they take in around 4-5oz each time. At bedtime they usually take in the same and start to fall asleep in our arms, so we put them in their cribs before they fall asleep.
I have noticed that they are getting closer to sleeping longer stretches but they are still waking up every 3 - 3.5 hours or so. When we give them their bottles (formula) when they wake at night, they only take about 2oz and then fall into a deep sleep in our arms and we can't even wake them to get them to burp (which is another issue since DS has really bad gas and this leads to gas pain in the middle of the night). Usually this happens for both night feedings (usually around midnight and 3am).
So do you think both feedings are necessary in the middle of the night or no? I am thinking that if they are eating so little both times, that maybe we can (hopefully) cut one out. Maybe they are waking not because they are hungry but just because and they need a paci or a quick belly rub. I am not sure.
Has anyone experienced this with their babies? Did you end up cutting out a feeding and if so, how did you go about doing it?
TIA (from a super sleep deprived and slightly cranky MoM!)