Our little guy turns one on Valentine's Day and is still not sleeping through the night. I am losing my mind, so I think that I'm ready to sleep train very soon. I read on one of the Hellobee posts and it isn't a good time to sleep train between 10-11 months, so that is why I've waited.
From 2 months - 6.5months he was sleeping 10 hour stretches, but since then has been waking 2-3x per night. Lately, this has been his routine: Prior to bed, is books, new diaper, pajamas, sleep sack, etc. Around 6 or 6:15, I begin nursing him and then he's down in his crib to go to sleep around 6:30. Sometimes, he is completely out, but other times, he's still drowsy. So, then he rolls around a bit before falling asleep. Lately, his wake-ups have been around 10:30, 2:30, 4:30. For the past week, I've had a heck of a time getting him back asleep after his 4:30 wakeup, so he ends up whining and crying in his crib until we get him up for the day around 5:30 or 5:45 (since we are up anyway getting ready for work). At night, I try to let him whine some, but realistically, I tend to go in there, nurse him and he goes back to sleep for awhile. There was one night last week where I let him cry for almost an hour and when he didn't give up, I went in there to feed him.
*He goes to daycare and drinks breastmilk from a straw cup while there. He hasn't been taking bottles there for two weeks and seems to go down for naps ok.
*He's maybe drinking 6-10 oz of milk at daycare. We've tried increasing it, with little luck. But, he's an amazing eater, so I know that he's eating enough.
*At home on the weekends, I nurse him before his 2 naps and before bed (as well as during the night wake-ups). Otherwise, he drinks from his straw cups at meals and snacks.
*He is still taking 2 naps per day (morning and afternoon). They average 45 minutes - 1.5 hours each. He is definitely not ready to drop that morning nap yet.
*He was 20 lbs at his 9 month appt and I would guess he is close to 22 lbs currently. Clearly, he does not need to be eating at night (insert eye roll).
*We cloth diaper, so maybe I need to change to disposables. Perhaps, he is feeling some wetness, which might be waking him up.
I don't know what I'm looking for. Commiseration? Ideas of what worked for you? I just know that continuing to get only 2-3 hour stretches of sleep is NOT working and mama needs some rest. I am also getting close to the point of weaning as I am ready to be done pumping at work. So, I think that we will be night weaning as well as sleep training. I am ok with still nursing some during the day for at least a bit longer. I also don't know if he's getting enough to drink prior to bed as I am sure my milk supply has decreased significantly. But, I also don't want to introduce a bottle prior to bed if he hasn't had one in a few weeks. Plus, he doesn't love the bottle and only wants me prior to bed.
Thanks for letting me vent and I'm open to suggestions!