Consider THIS your TMI warning!
It’s official. I am 99.9% sure that Mika has day and night mixed up.
He does his longest stretches of sleep during the day (convenient because it allows me to catch up on sleep during the day) for anything up to 4 hours.
At night, however, it’s a whole other kettle of fish. He goes down at 7/8 and then does a 2 or 3 hour stretch. After that, it’s an hourly/2 hourly wake up routine. It wouldn’t be so bad, if it didn’t take anything between 20 – 45 minutes per feed.
He’s also VERY vocal about his bowel movements, with much grunting, groaning and apparent pushing before he eventually lets rip with a ma-HOOOSIVE fart or does a little poop. He is definitely not constipated as (a) he’s exclusively breastfed and his poops are completely soft/runny. It’s just a little bit more of an effort for him, obviously! These poop noises accompany his hourly/2-hourly wake ups all through the night, which adds to the exhaustion factor for me.
So, as of today, I am going to try to wake him more often for day time feeds, in the hope that he starts to figure out that when the sun is out, it’s time to EAT and when it’s dark, it’s time to SLEEP! We’re also off to Magic Mike Marinus this morning for our chiro appointment, which is meant to be really good for caesar babies too, so maybe that might even make a small difference.
Wish me luck … and lots of sleep!