I have a 6 month old daughter that currently has a cold. I have a very structured routine with her feed times & nap times and whenever something happens to deviate from that I kind of panic. I mean, my heart starts to race a bit and I just feel like crying! Am I going insane?? Stupidly, while she has a cold, I took my husbands advice and thought that we would try dropping one of her bottles from 5 to 4. Not only has she been really cranky and not wanting to sleep when she usually does but she is also not drinking her bottles. She is only having like 60ml!
Usually we would get her up again at 10pm for another bottle but we were wanting to drop that feed and now I don't know if we should try?? I mean, she has only had 60ml about 20 minutes ago. How will she get through the night on that?? She usually sleeps through the night but now I am afraid that she will be up at some ungodly hour demanding a feed and we will have undone all the good work we did.
I have no idea what to do!
I think I am also tired and that is not helping the situation. She took 90 minutes to get to sleep last night and then grizzled on & off again most of the night.
I am sick as well with this bloody cold and oh, did I mention that I also have a 3 year old that is sick too?? Oh, and I am a full time SAHM so I am just feeling like there is no escape from anything and I am going insane!
Sorry about all this but at least I have stopped crying long enough to write this post. That has to be a plus! lol
Can someone please tell me what I should do with my 6 month old? Give her another bottle or just put her down for the night and hope for the best?? HELP ME!!!
I know this probably seems like a silly reason for getting so worked up but I am huge on routine (it worked for my son and has worked for my daughter so far) and this is my worst nightmare at the moment.
Someone please give me some advice ASAP! Thank you.