Re: Hungry or not? Night wakings...
posted at 6/22/2011 6:59 PM EDT
Thanks! I feel like all I do on here is try to find some solution to her sleeping! Maybe b/c certain friends of mine I know are always talking about their babies who sleep 10 hours... ;-) (kidding!)
The last few days she is all over the place eating during the day - but normally it'll be 2.5-3 hours; and then she'll at least go 3 hours at night. But this week it has been 2 hours, and once or twice even after only 1 hour.
She also has been napping pretty well during the day - except today. I have her on the sleep, eat, play routine and try not to keep her up for more than 2 hours. She normally zonks out after about 1.5 so she's fallen into it on her own. I've been pretty militant about her napping in her crib also - which has been great. Unfortunately, I Go back to work on Monday and I don't know if I can count on MIL to follow-through with this routine. DH seems to finally be on board with it so that's good (he'll be with her one day per week).
I was thinking that the transition to food might help - she is definitely growing like a weed (23.5 inches, 12lbs 4oz as of last Friday) so I think the liquid diet is just not keeping her satisfied. Definitely looking forward to that 4 month check-up!
I also thought that maybe 4oz wasn't enough so I started giving her 5oz bottles...of which she takes only 3.5oz! I wish she would just eat more in one sitting b/c I think that would help her a lot - but how do you reason with a 12 week old? :-)
So, I have another theory and that is we are experimenting with cheaper diapers. DH bought a ton of Luvs from BJsb/c htey were the best deal. I almost wonder if being wet bothers her a lot more than it used to (she could go hours w/o a change in the DriMax - which I only did overnight), and now it seems like if she's wet she needs to be changed right away. ONe of the many times I got up last night, I just changed her diaper right in the crib and re-swaddled her. As soon as she had on a dry diaper she was zonked back out again.
So, I conclude that she is going through a massive growth spurt, is starving, and hates sitting in pee. lol. All this just before returning to work! At least DH is required to start getting up e/o night starting Monday!