I am having a tough time right now. Because S gave up the binkie on his own, he has been sleeping terribly for the last 10 days. Takes forever to fall asleep, tons of crying and screaming, waking up two to three times at night and taking between 5 minutes and 2 hours to fall back to bed, waking up for the day at 5, not napping, etc. He has been averaging between 7-10 hours of sleep per 24 hour period, which I know is not enough. He is acting up more because of it. I feel like such a bad parent--I am short with him because I am tired and because he is acting up. Should I just get him a new binkie (which is what he wants, he just doesn't like any of his old ones because he bit through them all)? Stick with it and get through this?
On top of that, work is crazy, we move this week, there is so much to do, Christmas is in a hot minute, I feel so fucking overwhelmed and stressed in every aspect of my life. BLAHHHHHHHHHH.
Dont give in to the binkie. We had a rough time with j for 2 straight weeks when we took it in june. We finally had to re sleep train him and nighttime and naps have been so much better since!
we did not give in, even with our move right in the middle of all of this, and basically did sleep training again. Sleep is finally much better now!
Thank you for the reply boiler717! I haven’t logged on in weeks because we’ve been busy with our newborn!
Ended up going ahead with the Csection and our baby boy turned out to be 9lbs 10oz and 21.5 in. Definitely big, but not as big as they thought. He had some blood sugar issues due to his size, had to be apart from us a few nights in the nursery getting a dextrose drip. I was able to pop down and breastfeed and we supplemented a few days with formula while my milk supply came in. He was 10 lbs at his 2 wk follow up. So many rolls haha. I have recovered well, lost about 40 lbs between him and the immense amount of fluid I had on board. I am actually a few pounds less than I started this pregnancy but I have a stomach pooch. Our boy has been doing well at home, breastfeeding is good, we are really happy!