Frequent feeding, fine.
Not unlatching for more than half an hour all night? Not fine.
Mama needs more sleep. This phase has lasted a few weeks this time. I'm mostly beating it by finding quiet activities to enjoy all together, having Martin available a LOT (oh how I wish this were a feasible option ANY time I was tired) and by eating better again (easy to slip into lazy food and less fresh stuff when we are super-busy). But I am now way beyond tired.
For all the talking about this that we seem to do as parents, you'd think we'd have come up with a solution by now. Though if anyone else tells me that I'd get more sleep if I put her in a cot and left her to it, *I* might scream.
Last night I eventually had to go make myself a drink, and since she had settled back to sleep in Martin's arms, I slept in Jenna's bottom bunk for an hour. It was bliss.
Maybe if we don't have another baby eventually I will feel "caught up" but I've never hit that point with a toddler before I've had another newborn. But as with so many things, I will complain (it makes me feel better) but I wouldn't change it for the world. Nothing comes without a price.