Mickey is not a very good sleeper. He's perfect in every other way. Well, his head..but he's a happy healthy baby.
He's so loved!
I could happily watch paint dry as long as I'm with Mickey!
<3 I'm living the life I've always dreamed of being his Mum <3
But enough of me waking every couple of hours during the night, it's taking a toll. Considering I didn't sleep while pregnant either because of a hip problem it's been over a year with no longer then a 3 hour stretch of sleep. Oh my...my body probably thinks this is my schedule now.
My sleeping problem is something separate to Mickeys though.
First to get him from 7pm - 7am
Lets try this:
7:00 – Wake and Breast milk, then Breakfast
9:00 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
10:00 – Breast milk
12:00 – Nap (30-45 minutes)
1:00 – Breast milk
2:30 – Nap (30-45)
4:00 – Breast milk
5:00 – Catnap (30 minutes)
5:30 – Breast milk then Dinner
6:30 – Begin bedtime routine
7:00 – Bedtime
7:30 – Goal to be asleep
+Plus possibly 1-2 nighttime feedings
It's usually eat-play-sleep which works. We've just started solids so we're having 2 meals dinner and breakfast which is only 1 jar of stage 1 baby food (1/2 breakfast 1/2 dinner)
I know at Mickeys age he should be getting 15 hours sleep. We try everything.
I'm going to use my diary tommorrow to record his schedule and see what's going on. Then try the above schedule.
I try a few different settling techniques. I don't think Mickey is hungry I think it's just comforting for him and it might be a habit now. He's still in our room until we move into our new house, but we don't have a choice about that. It would probably be a lot easier if he was in his own room but..only another month or so now..moving house and moving rooms probably times in well together anyway.
Everything would be so much easier with a full nights sleep. xo