Once again, I am going to touch on the issue of my son not sleeping.
I hate CIO. Hate it. The sound of him screaming makes me want to tear my hair out and run to him. I can't do it. But waking up from 2-4 times a night? And the only thing that puts him back to sleep is milk. The doctor said we can't give him water yet. But really? No wonder he is so chubby. He goes through 3-4 bottles from 7 pm to 7 am. Seriously.
Last night? Asleep at 6. Up at 7, full 6 oz bottle. Wide awake and playing. 7:30 took him to bed. Meltdown. 4 oz later, back to sleep (8pm) Up at 10:30 pm. Bottle. Up at midnight. Finish bottle. Up at 2. Bottle. Up at 3:30. Play. Until 5. Bottle. Apparently at that point he went back to sleep for 2 hours. Of course, I was not home at this point.
Listen, my kid is AHHHHH-MAZING. He is chubby. He is jolly. He has adorable rosy cheeks. He is like a baby Santa. But he WILL NOT STAY ASLEEP. I love him. But I. Need. Sleep. And seriously, he is so fat! Why? Because he eats allllll niiiiiiight looooong. More frequently than he does during the day. What is that about? Tonight I am switching back to crib fun and see what happens. And honestly, I'm giving him water. He is obviously healthy. And maybe water will be the trick. I have heard it works for other people. I know I am not alone in this not-sleeping baby thing, but it feels like it some days.
Niece slept through the night at 10 weeks. Sister and her DH did the 3 minutes crying the first night, 5 the next, etc etc etc and swore it worked. But see, patting P on the back and soothing does not work. He has to be picked back up. And without bottle/boob, he screams. Or...wakes up and plays. Soooo....yeah. Do I just accept that I may never sleep again?
I hate assvice. And I know he should be sleeping at some point. And I don't want to totally override his natural rhythms. But more than 2 hours at a time would be nice. Y'know? So, please, I am taking suggestions.
P.S. I tried the water. It went like this: suck suck WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. So, fail.