Until 4 months old my DD was in a moses basket, she slept well and she started reducing her night nursing to about 1 or 2 times a night. People told me I needed to get her to sleep in her crib, but I didn't like the idea of CIO so we started sharing our bed and we slept well. Hubby is also fine with it, and sleeps well. But it seems that now that she is 6 mos old, her night wakings/feedings have increased, some nights it feels like every hour she wakes up to nurse. Other nights we all sleep great and she wakes up maybe twice. Is it because she's starting to teethe a little and needs comfort? I find myself to be a lot grumpier the next day on these nights when she sleeps like a newborn (waking up A LOT at night). It makes me want to stop co-sleeping, but on the nights when she sleeps better, i love it.
I don't know why she has such irregular sleep, and it is wearing me out a little. Any advice? Should I try to put her on the floor? I'm afraid that she knows I'm right there in the bed, which is why she wakes up so often.
She sleeps long at night, which is helpful, about 11-12 hours, but
Will she ever sleep through the night? I feel like 6 months have gone by so quickly, but when I think about having her waking me up every couple hours for the next year, I'm not sure I "signed up" for that. I want to do what I know is good for her, but to maintain my sanity too.
Thanks so much!