In the third month, our baby started having trouble sleeping. And before that she was not a dormouse, but now she has turned into a restless zinger. The baby began to spend all the time on her hands, and in the crib was crying. It was getting harder to sleep.
Happy Helen had time to take a nap three times. This dream lasted 30-40 minutes. But in the evening the real fun began. Daughter demanded more attention. We sang karaoke, danced with her, read and talked. As soon as we sat down to rest, the baby began to whine. She was capricious and demanded the continuation of the banquet.
Such festivities continued until the early morning hours. Then all the weary turned off and slept until 11:00.
Even on those nights when the baby still fell asleep, she would not let me rest. Helen got up to eat every two hours. I remained exhausted.
It turns out that our daily routine has shifted. The night’s sleep, which should begin at 21:00, moved to 04:00. This went on for two months. My husband and I are tired of constant sleep deprivation. I could sleep during the day, but my homework was hanging on my heart.
My husband was worse; he had to get up at work at 07:00. He constantly went gloomy and dissatisfied. He did not express his claims to us, but I understood that patience is running out.
We consulted a pediatrician. She said that the baby is healthy and there is no cause for concern. The neurologist also said that everything is fine. He advised to give her daughter a soothing tea for the night. But we did not notice any effect after tea. I tried to add a drop of honey to the water, but he did not act either.
I had to break the mode. I began to wake the baby in the morning. It was very a pity to do it. She punished me every time with a long cry. Gradually, I summed up the time of the morning rise to nine o’clock.
Daytime dreams have shifted. Now, during the day, my daughter slept only twice. The rest of the time I tried to entertain her. Moms know that to spend hours amusing a disgruntled and sleepless baby is not an easy task.
Evening entertainment remained in place. To them we added bathing in an adult bath. It took away a lot of strength from the child, but this is what we wanted. We played, did gymnastics, lay on the tummy. Our goal was to tire the baby.
Before bed, I tried to feed Lenochka more tightly. For this, I had to lengthen the gap between feedings and save breast milk.