Lots of sleep

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Lots of sleep
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:48pm
Curious how much your LO is sleeping now. Esp those that are STTN. (sorry to those who aren't....Ive BTDT with my 2nd) Ella seems like she can't get enough. Sleeping up to 14 hours some nights! And still taking naps all through the day. I have to wake her & feed her for my comfort, either that or pump. My body can't adjust to her wild sleep stretches & as young as she is I don't want it to. Gotta keep my steady production & no period!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !

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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 11:06pm
If looks could injure, consider yourself stabbed. Don't worry it was just a surface wound. William started STTN a few weeks ago but just cat naps (30 min max every 2.5 hours) during the day and only if I hold him. Olivia didn't STTN till she was 3 months. I will take getting nothing done all day if it means i sleep through the night.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 3:32pm
Isaac doesn't sleep through the night AT ALL. Wakes up between 1 and 2, then between 4 and 5, then up and ready to rock n roll by 6:30 at the latest. Hardly naps during the day either most days unless I hold him.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 3:36pm

Nate goes down between 6 and 6:30. He'll sleep until 11:30-1. He eats then back down until 5. Up again to eat then back down until 7. I love it when people say, "well, technically that's STTN since it's 5 hours plus." LOL! It' soooo NOT STTN when I'm up at 1 and my DH is up at 5. All in all, I know it's a pretty good sleep schedule, and to tell you the truth if we could eliminate the 5 am wake-up it would totally doable. Pushing back his bedtime doesn't work - he still wakes up at the exact same times so he just ends up getting less sleep. I will say that the stretches do seem to be getting longer, even if ever so slowly.

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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 8:39pm
Seriously we can't believe how quickly Miranda's sleep had changed! We braved 6 weeks of colic. At 11 weeks i stopped cosleeping with her and put her in her crib. She woke up every hour and a half for a straight week. I was like a zombie. We also focused on a bedtime routine which is lotion and pjs and the same book. Then the lights get turned out and i nurse her and then rock her to sleep. I started to place her on her stomach to sleep. It helps her immensely! She goes to bed at 7am and wakes only once at either 12:30 or 2:30 am to nurse and easily back down on stomach until 6:30am. Now before you say you hate me please know i was extremely jealous of all of you who's babies were happy and not colicy a few weeks ago. The best advice i have is to be consistent with their sleep and routine.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 8:40pm
I mean 7 pm bedtime- not am.
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 3:27am
I agree routine is key. .We start getting Noelle ready for bed at around 8:30. That involves either lotion or lotion and a bath and then me nursing her. Usually by 9:30 she is sleeping. She will sleep sometimes as late ad 6:30 in the morning. She will nurse then usually sleep for another 2-3 hours. After that she is up for the day. The one downside is inconsistent sometimes absent naps. For whatever reason she fights taking naps during the day. Which makes her cranky and she then insists on being held all the time.

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 9:48am

AC is not STTN - she usually wakes up once around 4 a.m., eats, and then goes right back to sleep - but she sleeps A LOT.

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 10:00am
Can someone please send some sleep dust my way? A crate, perhaps? :)
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 11:36am
Dillon has been sleeping through the night for a few months and in the last two weeks, he's been going for 10+ hour stretches, which I agree, are uncomfortable to my bosom!
He wakes at 5:30, which is what time I get up for work anyway and I feed him right away. He sleeps from 7-10am every morning and then takes a few 30-45 min naps during the day. He's in bed no later than 7:30pm every night by his own choice! LOL
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 1:55pm
Well Julie Im glad to hear of another big sleeper. I know STTN is a big deal at this stage so I was almost concerned at the large amount of sleep Ella was getting. And its her choice too. During the day she will either just doze off where she is or I see her sleepy cues and lay her in her crib.
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !

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