She sleeps perfectly well during day time. All I have to do is feed her, burp her and cuddle her a little and she’s on her way to dreamland.
Yes I know, babies tend to mix day and night once they’re out of the mom’s womb but does it really have to be this way?
Maxyn wakes up at 12 midnight to feed. After burping her, she would ask to be fed again. Most of the time, she would cry loudly even when she’s feeding already. I don’t know why but I’m sure she’s not being overwhelmed by the milk flow. There would even be times when she’ll let go of the breast and cry after a while. And I thought she’s done feeding already!
From 12 midnight, it’ll take care about 6 or more times of feeding. By 3am, I’m already drowsy and tired but she won’t sleep yet with occasional loud cries. I won’t really mind the crying except that wakes her older sister. And when Ayex wakes up, it makes me doubly stressed as she would also cry when Maxyn cries! Riot, eh? The thing with Ayex, she wants her back to be scratched until she dozes off. But I have only two hands, both are busy calming and putting the little one to sleep. I seriously thought of using my feet but I don’t know how it could do me good. I know it is not Maxyn’s fault, she doesn’t even know what’s happening.
What about hubby? Well he comes home at around 2:30am. By the time he gets home, I’m already 2 1/2 hours awake and most likely tired of putting two girls to sleep. Besides, he’s also tired a day full of work.
Back to Maxyn. Last night she slept at around 4am (12-4am) and by 5:30am, she’s awake again asking for milk! My head is already spinning and I seriously want to sleep! The thought of everyone waking up to her loud cries only makes me more stressed.
How long will this take? Today I’m planning to keep her awake for a good one hour before I put her to sleep. And I had some 4 hours of sleep this afternoon. This day should be a better day for all of us.