Milestones of the Week: Jackson is now pushing himself around the play mat on his tummy, head down. It looks uncomfortable, but it gets him where he’s going. He also started rolling from his tummy to his back. Emilia laughed for the first time.
I’m getting a little desperate about this whole sleeping-through-the-night thing. It does seem like they wake more now than ever. They all sleep best in the beginning of the night, about 7-8pm to 11pm-midnight. Then the boys wake up to eat, and Emilia continues to sleep. The boys wake every 2-3 hours for the rest of the night…if I’m lucky!! Sometimes they wake up even MORE often than that. They want to eat and usually can’t be soothed w/o a bottle. Emilia ALWAYS wakes around 5am to eat, but then goes back to bed until 6:30, the official wake time. All babies get up for the day at 6:30am. Since the start of this week, I’m not able to get them eating their morning bottles. I figure it’s because they eat all night (I offer a minimum amount, like 2 ounces, but sometimes they scream until I give them the full 4). They all have their last 2-4 ounces between 4 and 5 am and don’t want to eat again until 8 or 9 am, yet they insist on getting up by 6:30 am.
I’m very confused about what to do. Could use some advice on this. I feel like they should be sleeping more and eating less at night. I find it particularly frustrating that they started skipping their morning bottles this week. Everything seems backwards.