I have been the worst blogger ever lately! I always feel like I need to make an excuse but the truth is, I don't. I don't owe anything to anyone. The truth is, I really do enjoy being part of something where I can freely gush about my baby and get advice from other mama's. I also love the idea that we will one day be able to look back at the many posts of my blog; the place I documented my journey to motherhood.
Tonight I'm blogging for much needed advice. Cruze is almost 11 weeks old and we are struggling big time with his naps. He's gone backwards and I just don't understand why. At one point he was sleeping through the night (waking at 5:25 am to eat) but that has stopped as well. I have come up with several theories as to why he has regressed. First I blamed it on my milk supply which became so low due to me dieting. Tisk tisk I know. THAT HAS STOPPED. I have to forget about my weight for now and although I cringe at the idea of me staying this size, I'll do whatever I need to do for my precious boy. Then I blamed it on my diet (eggs, spicy foods, etc). After taking fenugreek capsules for almost 2 weeks my milk supply soared so I blamed it on an oversupply and him getting too much lactose.
I've tried everything I can think of. I read the babywise book. I Have been sticking to a eat, play, sleep schedule and it helped for the first 2 days but then nada. His naps last 45 minutes ON THE DOT. The 45 minute intruder indeed. It doesn't fail. I time his naps and every single time he wakes up at 45 minutes.
Other ideas I've read and tried:
stirring him 40 minutes into his naps and letting him fall back asleep
dressing him warmer
dressing him cooler
making the room super dark
making the room lighter
The list goes on and on. I don't mind having him awake with me. It's not like I need time away from him but for his own benefit, this boy needs some sleep. REAL SLEEP. So bloggy mamas of America (and any other country out there) PLEASE HELP! I want your advice, your experiences, ANYTHING.