Catching up on ZZZs
Right now, at over 9 1/2 months, baby is waking up at least once during the night and can't be calmed unless fed an entire 6 oz. bottle.
Last night, she went to bed at 8:30pm after most of a bottle, woke up at 12:30am and had a full bottle, then woke up at 4:00am, was soaking wet through her diaper and clothes so I changed her, then was inconsolable until I gave her...another bottle. She sucked it down like she hadn't eaten for years then immediately fell asleep in my arms.
I thought "Good, she'll sleep at least until 8am" so I can catch a 1/2 hour nap in the morning if I crawl back into bed at 7:30am after my husband left for work. A few minutes after he left, she was awake. My dreams of crawling into bed and dozing for just a little while were dashed. She was up.
Trying to be sneaky, I decided to feed her the morning bottle in her dark bedroom and wrapped her in her favorite blanket, rocking her as she fed. She snuggled into me after finishing, and I was sure she'd go back to sleep. But this baby is too wise for my games.
She started babbling and clicking her tongue (our little language) so I had to click back and then she was awake and ready to start her day. And I was utterly exhausted already.
When does it get better? When will I get some uninterrupted sleep or even just a nap?