So I am having a tough time connecting with the February BB Mamas. I am just addicted to my June Mommies I guess.
So I hate to take up your toddler minds with a baby question...and since most of us suffer from pregnancy/infant amnesia you may not even remember - BUT....
Ok, so Eloise is awesome. She is laid back and rarely fusses too bad. She is already on a fairly predictable schedule and now that my nipples dont feel like they are going to either burn off or fall off...nursing has become SUPER enjoyable with us (amnesia strikes again b/c I did not remember being in that much pain with Liam for so long)
ANY-WAY....She will sleep just fine during the day for her 3 long naps in the swing or her crib. I usually wear her at least once b/c I just like her company/smell/little breath but overnight she is only sleeping out of my arms about 3 nights a week. I have gotten her to sleep in her crib unswaddled for a 3 hour stretch and a 5 hour stretch. She has slept in her swing a handful of times swaddled in her swing for 3-5 hours overnight, too.
Sometimes she wants nothing to do with the swaddle and sometimes I can't get her to do anything unless she is swaddled. I guess its just a matter of finding the right fit (at the right time, too??)
Do any of you remember your LO's sleeping in your arms over night? How did you transition them out? Did it take over the course of some time or was it sort of like...ok, now he/she is in the crib??
I am also thinking temperature has to do with it. We literally were 70-80 degrees for a week then got snow 2 days later. The nights she slept the longest on her own our house was really warm b/c windows were open and it was hot and humid.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. I do nurse her in bed and we nap together when I can get that in (like 4 times in her short little life) and sometimes I do her cluster feeding in bed so I can get in some reading and we fall asleep together....usually DH puts her in the swing or crib when he gets home if he finds us like that.
I know that consistency is key - but I will literally do the exact same thing every night
1. Nurse during cluster feedings (not always in the same place though)
2. Diaper change/swaddle before she hits up the last boob (usually 2 hours to the minute after she starts her cluster feeding)
3. Nurse one last time in chair in front room
4. Try swing and go to bed
if she wakes in less than an hour I rock her back to sleep and try crib
if she wakes in less than an hour I nurse then try crib or swing one last time
if she wakes in less than an hour after than I set up shop in the recliner in her room and she usually goes 5 hours or so sleeping that way.
Other than that she usually sleeps for more than 3 hours wherever I put her but its just SO inconsistent.
Anyway, thanks for reading and any advice you can give. Maybe I am just expecting too much from her too early? She is only 5 weeks today.