So I took the advice of many loved ones yesterday when I went to sleep early, a little before 10. Otter has been getting up so much at night, and so early in the morning, that it seemed sensible to try and sleep when he does. I also had a migraine, which added to the desire to sleep a long and restful night.
It was not to be.
He woke up at four.
Happy as a clam, ready to nurse for hours, wanting to get up, up UP MAMA!!!
Four in the morning!!
Why does he hate me so?
What did I ever do to him, that he would taunt me with increasingly ghastly rising hours??
How on earth do I get him to sleep longer? We are co-sleeping, and he will just sit up and start smacking us around until we get up too.
Should I set the crib up again and shove him in it at four in the morning with a stuffy and a toy or two? Should he and I just get up before the sun and wander downstairs to stare at each other in the cold dark of night?
I have no ideas here, probably because I have no sleep. Poor Lee got up with him about 5:30, after I tried for an hour to nurse and soothe him back to bed. He sent me to sleep in the other room for an hour before heading off to work.
I wish I could drink more coffee, without making my situation even worse.
Of course, now he has fallen asleep in his jumper. Stinker.