So I know there is already posts about bedtime (times and where etc.) and those of you up or at least reading the MOTN thread know how much I'm struggling with bedtime nightly!!!!
I'm taking Abby to the other pediatrician tomorrow to discuss my sleep concerns. I even took a short recording of the scream cry Abby makes when I put her down to show the doctor. I'm curious what your situations are like when you put LO down for the night (wherever or whenever it is). Does LO cry at all and stop on his/her own quickly? Already asleep and stays asleep when you put LO down? Awake but sleepy and LO puts his/herself to sleep? I've tried all those situations but just wondering what others are experiencing and what seems to be the norm.
I have no interest in CIO method for quite some time (if I even ever use it) and I know Abby is way too young now but it is one thing the other pediatrician recommended and I gave him a dirty look and said she is too young. He agreed but said eventually. Duh! What do I do now??!?!?
Friends and family keep telling me I need to let her cry too and that I'm making a bad habit out of this. I'm getting frustrated because everything I have researched proves CIO is too soon (4-6 months minimum and for like 3 minutes at first) and I'm not spoiling her or creating bad habits (she has the memory of a fish!) so everyone is stressing me out like I'm doing something wrong. I have invited every person with a recommendation over to show me how to get her to bed, no takers yet!
I feel that she is in some kind of pain and that needs to be dealt with. Tonight we did bicycle legs and she farted like 7 times. This was hours after gripe water and I still needed to give her gas drops because of the screaming.
I know I'm just babbling and saying the same info night after night but just looking to hear from you ladies what your LOs are doing when it is time for bed and if they are fighting it or just going right to sleep. I don't know what is normal or expected
but I know my nights are not typical! I don't even care about STTN yet or even long stretches, I just want her sleeping and napping on her own. I love the cuddling but my arms hurt!!! My chest is breaking out into rashes and pimples from the constant contact and I think it is a reason Abby's face still has acne (although that could just be normal). I'm super stressed about SIDS and her not on her back. And when she starts rolling over more, I'm worried about her falling off of me, even though I wake up if a finger moves.
Thanks for listening to my novel. Please share anything you think might be good for me to know. Every baby is different but just trying to get an idea of what it is like with other babies Abby's age.
I'm 33 DH is 36
Married 6/27/2009 Together since 10/22/2005
TTC since 8/2010 (off BCP since 8/2009)
8/2011, 1/2012, 3/2012 IUI #1-3 BFN 6/2012
IVF#1 BFN, 8/2012 IVF#2 FET BFN, 11/2012 IVF#3 BFP
12/10/2012 U/S #1 6w4d - heartbeat EDD 8/1/13
12/26/2012 U/S #2 8w6d - No more heartbeat, MMC; D&C; Chromosome testing normal; male
RPL testing normal
4/3/2013 DX Asherman's Syndrome caused by D&C, hysteroscopy doneJune 2013 IVF #4 planned
5/12/2013 SURPRISE BFP! Natural cycle
7/11/2013 Panorama results Normal!!! Team Pink, partial previa moved up in 2nd tri
9/5/13 (19w) AS scan shows short cervix, 2.5 cm 9/19 (21w) Cervix is worse 1.87cm, bed rest
10/26 & 10/27 steroid shots
12/19 (35w) DX: SGA Baby went from 57% percentile to 18th percentile in 6 weeks. Weekly BPP and NST until she is here.
1/17/18 Growth scan puts Abby below 10th percent in size, low amniotic fluid, and less movement. Time to induce!
1/18/14 2:11am Abigial Morgan is here! 5lbs 14oz and 18 inches of pure cuteness!!!