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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy j View Post
    Good luck! As crappy of sleepers both my kids have been, I've never been able to get them to take a dream feed!
    Me either. Picking them up always wakes them up, and then it's not much of a "dream" feed. LOL

    Things are settling down here. The "bad" news is that we are still getting up twice a night - once at around 11 or 11:30 and once around 3:30. I say "bad"; I know it's not that unusual for 4 month old babies to still need to nurse once or twice a night. I think this is the exact same schedule that T was on when he was about this age, so I'm not too worried about it. But it's bad because I had a good several weeks before the 4 month sleep regression where Reid was sleeping through the whole night (like 8pm-7am) so I had it in my head that we were home free! LOL To go back to getting up twice a night after that is kind of sad. LOL On the other hand, he is actually getting easier to put down, finally. He was waking up when I put him down which was making it that much harder to put him to bed, and I would have to pick him up and rock him back to sleep again and try it again. Now he still wakes up, but about 80% of the time he will just roll over onto his side and start sucking his thumb and go to sleep, so that's good. He constantly sleeps on his tummy now too, which I have learned to live with although it still kind of scares me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy j View Post
    Good luck! As crappy of sleepers both my kids have been, I've never been able to get them to take a dream feed!
    Well it worked last night! I fed him at about 11. He never opened his eyes and sucked for about 35 minutes and then slept until 3:30 which is SO much better than what it has been. Here's to making myself do that every night though. I just have to keep telling myself that no matter how tired I am at 11pm, it's SO much better to feed him now than be up 2-4 times a night instead of just once.

    Alissa, Reid sounds SO adorable with his tummy sleeping and thumb sucking. I just want to squeeze him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tori729 View Post
    Well it worked last night! I fed him at about 11. He never opened his eyes and sucked for about 35 minutes and then slept until 3:30 which is SO much better than what it has been. Here's to making myself do that every night though. I just have to keep telling myself that no matter how tired I am at 11pm, it's SO much better to feed him now than be up 2-4 times a night instead of just once.

    Alissa, Reid sounds SO adorable with his tummy sleeping and thumb sucking. I just want to squeeze him!
    I'm glad that you seem to have found something that works for you. I would struggle to make myself do the 11 dream feed if it were me too, but knowing that it pays off will hopefully help you.

    It is pretty cute. When I go to check on him he's always on his tummy with his thumb in his mouth and his butt sticking up in the air!
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    Glad it worked Vicki! I am also afraid to wake him for a dream feed. But lately he wakes at 11pm anyway so there is no point.

    So 3 days in a row he woke up at 11pm, 1am, 3, 4, 5. Sucked. Last night it was back to 2, 4, 6 and I actually felt somewhat rested. But last night he wouldn't nurse. He would cry, I would try to nurse him and the nipple would go in his mouth and he would pass out. So when he woke at 4am, I offered a paci instead but he wouldn't take it, so I tried nursing again and same thing. He hasn't eaten very much and has been sleeping a lot, which makes me think those 3 nights of constant waking was a growth spurt and he is winding down from it. I think he growth spurts often, like once a month. Its weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Me either. Picking them up always wakes them up, and then it's not much of a "dream" feed. LOL
    Yeah, attempting to dream feed can go one of two ways. Either they get totally woken up or they're too sleepy to eat.
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