High hopes … We had hi-ghhhh hopes …

The cereal didn’t work!!! 😦

Oh, it is with a heavy heart that I type that! I had such high hopes that having a little more substance in his tummy would keep him asleep a little longer, but Baby Boy was STILL up every two hours, all night.

It started out so well. I nursed him often throughout the evening, and then once he’d had a ton of milk and was nice and sleepy, I spooned some cereal into him (the same one teaspoon of cereal/two teaspoons of breastmilk ratio as that morning’s trial run). He gobbled it up and then tried to lick the bowl when I was done — perhaps that was a sign I should have mixed up some more and kept going?

Then we sat in the glider in his room, read a chapter of his book, and he nursed some more. “He’s probably stuffed!” I thought happily. “Sleep, here we come!” He went to bed just after 9 p.m., but then — as always — he woke me up with his “hungry cry” at 11:30 p.m.

I don’t think he’s just doing it out of habit, because he ate hungrily (both sides) at 11:30 p.m., 2 a.m., and 4 a.m. At 6 a.m. he only ate one side and then went back to sleep, and then he was up for the day at 8 a.m. If he was waking up out of habit, wouldn’t he just want a cuddle and a snack or something? Wouldn’t he not be so crazy-hungry if it was just a habit???

I am going to fall asleep standing up. Perhaps two teaspoons is in order tonight? Ughhh, I don’t know …

3 Comments on “High hopes … We had hi-ghhhh hopes …

  1. Hi.
    My daughter was nursing every 2 hours for about 2 months (age 4-6months) until last week she decided to sleep for 5-6 hours. I did not change/do anything…. I guess it was a phase.

    We are starting solids this weekend.

    Btw, I love reading your blog.



  2. Thanks, Valeria! That is reassuring that your baby suddenly went from nursing every two hours to going for a 5-6 hour stretch of sleep — I hope I get that soon, too! 🙂


  3. Sorry to hear that the cereal didn't have the result you'd hoped for. Stick with it though! I'm sure it'll get better soon 🙂


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