eating and sleeping habits
Just wondering what some of the older babies are doing, espeically the breastfed ones.
On the eating front - Emma still eats every 2 hours during the day with the occasional push to 2.5 hrs. At night, I will sometimes get a 3 hour stretch, but after that, it's every two, sometimes every hour then after 3 or 4 am she's up constantly fidgeting or grunting or whatever. I'm functioning ok and can deal, but I guess I'd like to know if this is normal for this age and I just need to be patient and let her grow a bit more or if there's a fixable issue here.
As for sleeping - I've seen a few mention that they've been putting their babies down awake and getting them to fall asleep on their own. Is this normal for this age? Both of my kids have been tough to get to sleep. I get the "signs of sleepy" stuff and she does start yawning, but it's a bit of work to get her to go to sleep. I honestly, can not imagine any universe where she'd fall asleep on her own if I just laid her down. Is this a learned skill or are some babies just better sleepers than others?