Ok mamas.. I need some advice. DS ( 16 months this week) has never been a great sleeper. He starts the night in his crib and then wakes up b/w 11-12:30. I am usually in a daze from 1hr of sleep and pick him up take him to our bed and we nurse to sleep and he stays in our bed. Then wakes up @ 4:30 and starts to nurse almost non-stop till he wakes up @ 6:30-7:30am. If somethings wrong (ie teeth) then he will nurse, roll over and 2 min later back to nurse. If things are ok, then he will nurse and roll over and sleep.. but never for longer than 1hr and then we repeat. This system had been great on some days and gets me extra sleep on weekends J. Unfortunately I am trying to go to the gym in the am and need to get up at 5am and be out the door at 5:20am. I was able to go for a couple weeks, then he got sick and I have not been able to get back to going. DH says that on days that I am not there DS has very abrupt wake-up. He notices I am not there, tries to get out of bed to look for me and freaks out if DH tries to stop him. He calms down only after they have looked for me and he is satisfied. This is very different from how he wakes when I am there. This morning at 5:30 I tried to lay on my stomach so that he couldnt get to my breasts but that frustrated him and he kept trying to roll me over while whimpering. When I rolled over I covered them with pillows and he didnt like that at all. He did snuggle a few times but wouldnt fall back asleep, and I did not nurse him until @ 6am when I knew he wouldnt go back to sleep. I am his blanky ( he rubs the nipple that he is not using) and his soother. I dont think he is ready to wean but I NEED to go to the gym. Any suggestions ?
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