Funny you should say that Ran as we're just waiting another week for him to hit the magic 5kgs to see how things go and then it's off for a sleep study. My GP and MCHN both agree it sounds physiological rather than psychological. He's a bad snorer so they want to check for apnea, adnoids etc. He's had a couple of episodes where he's set off the movement alarm and when I've grabbed him out of the bassinet he's been very deeply asleep and floppy.
I took my sleep diary into the clinic and had the nurse watch me put Leo down and had a big long chat and she doesn't believe I'm a candidate for tresillian as I'm doing everything they'd tell me to do with a 9 week old. It was encouraging as I was feeling like I was failing.
He's actually improved out of sight in the last 3 weeks. He's still an awful day sleeper and he's up 3+ times a night but 3+ is a million times better than 8+ and he has fallen into a predictable pattern both during the day and night. He's going down much more easily and he's otherwise such a happy little boy. This thread was a turning point for me as I pulled myself together afterwards and started with the sleep diary, saw the Osteo etc and it has helped enormously. Age and development probably played the most significant part in the improvement. I realised Thursday that I was actually tired. I'd been running off adrenalin and anxiety for so long I'd stopped feeling tired.
As for Mr. LJM, well he's still giving me the irrits and he's still an expert (today it was lots of helpful advice on latching as I gave Leo a new dummy yesterday and he decided he's decided he no longer wants to breastfeed. I should probably note that no, Mr. LJM has never breastfed a baby nor did he attend any of the classes with me so his expertise comes from the Encyclopedia of WTF) but now I'm less of a mess I'm more capable of burying my urge to roundhouse kick him in the face
There has been more than one night Pooky where I gave him formula and pumped off ample breastmilk at 10pm just to get that additional 1 hours sleep.
And I bet next week at mothers group you will hear some other mums be honest. I was so grateful when one mum told the truth. I didn't feel like such a freak that I wasn't finding
Motherhood to be so perfect.
Yep. This week some other poor woman was the freak