I am blogging one-handed again as Baby Boy takes a little snooze in my lap. The good news is, we’ve finally found a way to get him to sleep in his crib instead of only with us in our bed. Baby Boy has never been able to sleep well on his back, so we finally got a sleep positioner that helps him stay in place on his side. He’s slept great with it, although he will rarely stay happy in the crib without a pacifier, and wakes up when it falls out of his mouth. I probably plugged it in about two dozen times last night when he started to squirm, wanting it. So the bad news is that I am not sleeping well at all…about 3 hours total last night, but that was in bits and pieces. Even when Baby Boy is doing fine, I lay awake listening to the light snores and other sounds he makes in his sleep, wondering if it’s worth it for me to try to get to sleep when he’ll probably wake me up one way or another in a few minutes.
Baby Boy is still nursing twice a night. He’s a chubby 17 pounds, so I know he has some reserves and doesn’t really need nighttime nursing, but I’m clueless how to get him to stop waking up wanting to nurse. Plus, I’m not entirely sure I want to cut out nighttime nursing, as we’re currently using only the lactation ammenorhea method for child spacing, which requires nighttime nursing to be effective.
But something’s got to give. Does it have to be this hard? Will I ever feel rested again? Any ideas or encouraging words will be quite appreciated today.