I pretty much expected to be sleep deprived when Blaine was a baby. So far it had been great though! Not bad at all! A few rough nights here and there but for the most part he'd feed and then go back to sleep realitively easy. I was functioning!!
Let's prelude this by explaining that Sunday he slept 20 of 24 hours in the day. Trust me, we tried to wake him up. We have realized awakeness during the day = sleep at night so we figured Sunday night would be rough. But he wouldn't be awakened for anything. We were scared of the night. However, Sunday night was a dream! Monday night is when the horror arrived and has not left yet.
Monday night = Blaine awakens and wants to feed every 1.5 hours. GAH. Trying to distract him / skip a feeding was suggested to me, but trust me when your baby is screaming bloody murder wanting to eat, and you are trying everything else without success, you feed him.
Tuesday night = Blaine won't go to sleep for the first time until midnight. He awakens every 2 hours (back to normal) to eat but from 3 AM - 6 AM wants to have "awake" time. Awake time is when you walk him around the house and he looks bug-eyed at everything; if you even think about sitting down on a chair to rock him or try putting him in a bed he screams bloody murder.
Wednesday night = More of the same. I even reluctantly try swaddling and a pacifier (I'm very against starting something you will have to wean from) but nothing will work and he is awake from 4 AM - 6 AM.
I realize this is common baby stuff (sleep problems) and think this article is great . Yep there are a few key items we are messing up on and will try to improve, but this statement is one I need to hang on my fridge: "MOST BREASTFED BABIES CAN SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT AT 5 MONTHES OF AGE". I hear of waaayyy too many babies that do so at 6 weeks!! I need to accept that I wasn't gifted with one of those babies. :)