7:30pm: Nurse and rock Lucas to sleep.
8:00: He's asleep! Finally some time to put away all the laundry and perhaps relax a little bit before bed. (Adam is putting Ryan to sleep)
8:02: Lucas is awake and crying a little bit. I give it two full minutes but he is only getting louder.
8:04: I go in and bounce/shush him back to sleep, which takes just over 5 minutes.
8:10: He's asleep!
10:00: I go to bed
11:45: Lucas is awake. I go in and pick him up, and he's immediately rooting around, acting hungry. He nurses for a full 10 minutes on one side, then falls asleep on the second side. I spend the next 30 minutes bouncing/rocking him back to sleep.
12:30: He's asleep!
1:00: Ryan wakes up and climbs into our bed. Kicks around a while before going back to sleep.
1:30: Lucas is awake again. I know he can't be hungry again, so I try walking and bouncing him. I'm cold and tired and he isn't calming down.
1:45: I give up and take Lucas into our bed.
3:00: Lucas is awake again. I nurse him back to sleep in bed.
5:30: Adam is up for work, which wakes up Lucas and I. I quiet him with nursing, so that Ryan doesn't wake up. (Ryan, by the way, is sleeping partially on top of me at this point)
6:30: Say bye to Adam, nurse Lucas a little more.
6:45: Ryan is awake, so me and the boys get up for the day.
To be honest, I've really been beating myself up about the whole "giving up" part that always happens in the middle of the night. I know that what I'm doing is leading to bad habits. But I'm just so tired at 1am and I'm too lazy to stick with the plan.
I think I need to just accept the fact that I'm going to have to miss some sleep in order to teach Lucas some good sleeping habits.
*As I sit here typing this on Wednesday night, Lucas has already woken up 3 times between 8 and 9pm.