It’s the morning after an evening of tears, screaming and just plain miserableness. I’m sitting here eating homemade banana bread (toasted with butter and peanut butter* on it) and drinking hot chocolate and tea while Paxlet takes a quick morning nap. I’m feeling much better after a night of decent sleep. Paxlet is too, by the grins and giggles he gave me this morning upon waking.
After almost an hour of Paxlet crying and screaming with only a couple of very short breaks, I just couldn’t handle it any more and went to “rescue” him. He stopped crying after being in my arms for a couple of minutes and then was very calm and happy for the next hour until I took him upstairs for bed (a bit early). He was so tired that after eating, he took a binkie to fall asleep (instead of my boob) with only putting up a minimal fuss. When he awoke 3+ hours later for a feed, he wouldn’t take a binkie this time. We fought over it for 30+ minutes (maybe even more like an hour) and I just gave in. I gave him my boob and once he fell asleep, I took my boob away and slept more on my own. When he woke up the 3rd time early in the morning, I didn’t fight him and just let him eat and then when he fell asleep I took my boob away.
I know this isn’t the most ideal situation, but it worked better for me. So long as I can stay awake long enough to take my boob away from him after he falls back asleep, I can move to a more comfortable position to sleep in. One that doesn’t kink my back or neck. We have a neuvola appointment next week on his 5 month birthday, I will ask about sleep training then.
*I’ve not tried peanut butter on it before, but OH! MY! It is yummy.