Baba is crying. It’s 2.30am in the morning. He still wants some food! Quoi?! He had more than 900ml of milk the day before as well as 4 solids: porridge in the morning, courgettes, carrots and ham purée (with some naughty cheesy bits in it to add some proteins) for lunch, homemade mango purée as a snack and more milk and soup for dinner!
Le monstre is now more than 7 months old. We are not weaning anymore. I mean, seriously, he is now eating properly! Yet, since we are back from the hospital, he wakes up at night for more food! He used to sleep through the night before the surgery but it’s been operation commando since then.
Frenchie Mummy is en alerte! She can’t do it anymore. She doesn’t want to carry on waking up at night. It causes her to be moody and then transform into Mumzilla! It’s so bad that even Grumpy Boyfriend has now left the boat. He runs away to his office 5 days a week when he was more than happy to work from home before.
What am I doing wrong? Am I feeding Baba too much or not enough?
Knackered, I get up and put straightaway a bottle in his mouth. I am not even attempting to distract him or make him fall asleep anymore.
I tried it all: I gave him water, I fed him more in the evenings, I left him to cry… But Baba didn’t give up even after 30 minutes. Grumpy Boyfriend had enough and just got up and did it himself in the end…
And everyone to give me their piece of advice. My friend says I should start giving him more proteins and start feeding him fish and meat. My mum says I should keep his diet light in the evening so that his appetite doesn’t grow bigger. My neighbour says that I should let him cry until exhaustion.
Et moi in all of that? Do they have any tips for Frenchie Mummy? Just to survive… Because I am going to get bonkers!
To add up to the problem, le bébé is full of energy in the day time and I can barely keep up. I just move him from one place to another: bouncer, Jumperoo, bed, mat with toys. And let’s not forget the poops! Still 6 a day minimum. And the feeds? Every 3 hours on average. I have the impression to be a machine. Eat, poop, clean, repeat… No sleep in this routine!
I am so desperate. Please help me and tell me what I am doing wrong. I checked online but I have seen some crazy stuff like putting some rice or some flour in his milk at night or make disgusting bottles on purpose.
I am not going to poison my son! Ok, he already had some wine, Frenchie cheese, probably a tiny drop of champagne when he went home from the maternity (we were celebrating…). But I am not such a bad mum!
Dear mummy bloggers, please aidez-moi! I need your help. Any suggestion would be more than welcome…