Eva at 4-1/2 months

Isn't she cute?

But how are you supposed to get these little stinkers TO SLEEP???? At her 4 month appointment her doctor said I could start her on cereal anytime. So last week I decided to give it a try to see if it would help her sleep longer at night. For awhile now, Eva has been falling asleep at around 9:30 PM, waking at around 2:00 and 5:00 AM to eat, and then waking up for the morning about 7:30. Not terrible, but not great. (My first two slept through the night at 6 weeks!) Anyway, I tried the cereal and got the exact opposite affect I was going for. For several nights now she is waking up just about every hour and won't go to sleep without being nursed. This little chubbers doesn't need to eat that much! She just loves to nurse and won't take a pacifier. Last night around 3 AM I gave up and went to bed and listened to her scream for a good half hour. Finally Tom got up and walked her around for awhile and put her in her swing, where she finally slept for a few precious hours.

Any suggestions? She would be happy just going to bed with me every night (latched on almost all night!) but that is not a habit I want to encourage. Help! (I stopped the cereal after the first two nights of this. And I think she is teething.)

Oh well, we still love her to peices! I'm sure there will be a day when I will get to feel what a full nights sleep feels like again.