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 …