Charlotte - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 101 moms have responded )
Hi. I've got an 8 week old daughter and I feel like I'm failing her. She sleeps fine when I put her down for naps,and she used to sleep atleast 5 hours in the night up until a couple of weeks back. But now, she's waking up atleast every 3 hours.
What makes me feel so bad is that when her Grandma has her, she'll sleep for atleast 6 hours through the night. I've asked what she does and she just says that she'll give her her last feed in the evening and then give her a feed just before they go to bed. I do that anyway, I've even tried giving her a bigger feed as the very last feed, but it doesn't work and it's making me feel so useless.
It's all built up and got so bad that last night, well, 3am today, I got up with her and just ended up crying my eyes out (I'm not the kind of girl that "does" crying).
I just don't know what to do. I'm getting pretty envious of all my friends that had babies around the same time as me that tell me that their kids are already sleep ing long or through the night.
Any advice, please? Because I'm starting to get desperate.