Baby Jett nursed every hour and a half last night. ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
And it wasn't comfort sucking, like suck, suck, suck, back to sleep, oh no, it was full on nursing sessions. ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
Is he growing?
Is he teething?
I'm exhausted and almost ready to throw in the co-sleeping towel.
But what happens if he goes in the crib? Is he going to wake up every hour and a half to nurse and I have to GET OUT OF BED AND GO NURSE HIM?!
That sounds like a different kind of hell than the one I'm in...I prefer this one to that one.
Every night I vow to put him to sleep in his crib and see what happens. And every night I lose my resolve and the baby ends up nursing to sleep next to me.
I know I'm part of the problem but I feel helpless to stop it.
I'm been researching sleep training methods like crazy and as soon as I make a decision on something we have a really good night where he gives me 3 hour stretches...and it's back to square one with me thinking we're going to eventually sleep for longer stretches even if he's next to me.
And then we have nights like last night and I'm back reading everything I can find on CIO and PUPD and basically searching for ANY ALTERNATIVE that let's me get some sleep without having to let my baby cry.
In a nutshell, I'm confused as to what's going on here. Troublesometots.com says that Baby Jett hasn't learned how to fall asleep without me, but that's not true because I've watched him on the baby monitor wake up from a nap and soothe himself back to sleep. I've also watched him in bed next to me open his eyes look around, move around a bit and then fall back to sleep...without me doing anything.
So why? Why doesn't he go more than 3 hours without nursing? Why does he think he needs to feed every hour some nights? Why guys WHY???
Last night he was on Dom for about an hour and even then he woke up and wanted BOOB, Dom couldn't soothe him, he had to pass him over for me to nurse him because he was STARVING even though he'd fed...you guessed it...90 minutes before.
I'm getting desperate for some sleep. This is when people resort to CIO isn't it? Someone help me, how do I get my baby out of the bed without CIO before things get even worse and CIO is the only option???
P.S. While Baby Jett was tiny co-sleeping was awesome and I would still recommend it for the newborn, but once your baby hits about 8 weeks, GET HIM OUT if you eventually want him out because...at 5 months it's not working anymore. We are co-sleeping failures and I need some sleep!