Times 一粒 woke up/ (slept back) last night:
355am (420am, 455am)*
*宝贝 actually managed to self soothe to sleep but kept waking up grunting and farting. 😔 After a few rounds of waking and self soothing, he got the hiccups so I ended up latching him back to sleep.
Tried getting 一粒 to self soothe for his first nap and it was quite a disaster. Placed him on the bed at about 905am after feeding and it seemed like everything was going ok because he wasn't crying and was just eheh-ing around. This continued for a good 10 mins before the eheh started escalating into cries and then wails. Gosh. No choice but to pick him up to comfort him.
Next few attempts to latch him and put him down awake but drowsy failed miserably. He would open his eyes super wide accusingly once his body touches the bed before wailing immediately. 😥 No window of calmness for self soothing at all. Guagua. Finally got him to take his nap at 1010am.
宝贝 woke up less than 30mins into his nap and didn't manage to self soothe to sleep. 救命啊. Decided to bring him out to play at 1045am since technically he has been "sleeping" since 9am.
12:35 – 宝贝 still hasn't slept even though I have been trying various methods since 1130am. Sigh. Super cranky and kept crying – must be overtired but nothing I do helps. Even my default latching didn't work. Passed him to husby and he seems calm for now.
14:50 – 宝贝 is finally sleeping after a few rounds of ding dong between the husby and me. What worked in the end was me cuddling him upright and swaying side by side while simultaneously singing twinkle twinkle little star for a good 5 to 10 mins. Oh my poor lower back. Not celebrating yet because…
15:10 – Yepps. Le baby is awake and crying again. 😥
17:05 – Side latched him to sleep just now while I took a much needed nap too. He is still asleep. 😶
17:45 – Switched on the lights to wake him up since it has been far too long a nap and I am afraid that it would affect his bedtime.
Drinking Oppa Gangnam style 😁
Yay he finally takes to the bottle! Gave him 50ml ebm pre-bath and another 100ml after his bath hoping that it would knock him out.
Didn't work. 😶
Ended up latching him at 655pm. Decided that it was taking way too long after 20 mins (even though for the most part he was fervently drinking) so I just plonked him on the bed hoping he would self soothe.
It appeared to work for a while; he was actually quiet for a good 10 mins just rubbing his eyes and head. But instead of falling asleep his movements got more and more agitated. Guess he hasn't learnt how to self soothe yet or is not used to having his arms out of the swaddle?
Swaddled him fully after that and it only took 5 mins of latching before he fell asleep at 745pm.
Today's dinner of roasted pork belly and oyster sauce kai lan