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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sleeping like a baby…

Kyton has a super rough time sleeping last night.   I tried to put him down last night around 10:00 PM.  Normally I lay him down, swaddle, turn on the music, give him the pacifier, and leave the room. Sometimes we have to go back in the room once or twice to replace the pacifier, but many times that is it.  Last night he screamed when I laid him down.  Not fussing or crying, screaming!   I picked him up, we walked, tried his Mamaroo, (swing type thing) and anything else I could think of.  After an hour and a half of trying everything he finally nursed, then fell asleep in my arms. At 12:30 when I thought he was really out I tried to put him to bed, and go head there myself he woke up.  I ended up feeding a crying baby at 12:30AM, 2:00AM, 4:00AM and 6:00AM.  He’s been a great sleeper from day one, at a week old he was sleeping through the night.  I think he’s woken at night about 10 times in his life, and that was only once.  I know that there are plenty of mommies and daddies that deal with this on a nightly basis, and I realize how lucky we are.  We did not even feed on this schedule in the hospital with a newborn.  He would sleep longer, and didn’t wake him.  Today he slept great for Dylan, and went down easily.  Let’s hope it was a one night thing.

Tonight when I tried to put Kyton in his bed he was not a happy boy, so I let daddy hold him. This is how he fell asleep!

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Any ideas?  6 month growth spurt, ear infection, afraid of the dark? 

4 comments:

The Riggs Family said...

Could be a growth spurt. Or teething. Or waking up and realizing you aren't holding him any more.

We let B cry it out-- UNLESS he sounds like he's about to throw up, screams like he's in pain, or we know he's been sick.

It was really bad about a month into the school year. Our pediatrician said to give him ibuprofen at bedtime and if he woke up within six hours, to let him fuss himself back to sleep. After six hours, we could give him more ibuprofen and then put him back down. So that's pretty much the routine we follow when he's teething, has a cold, etc. A little ibuprofen for some pain that he can't really communicate (can even be a headache) is much better than antibiotics he probably doesn't need or a pricey trip to the doctor.

chantell said...

Hi Carly! I was thinking growth spurt too!

Trynke said...

Hi Carly,
Although Melle usually wakes up once, sometimes twice a night, it's really not that tiring when he only needs to eat (we can both do that practically sleeping). I only get tired during the day if he wakes up for real before 6AM (happens too often haha). That being said, if there is some real, non-hunger-related crying at night (happens maybe once a month), I often give him some baby painkiller (like the Riggs Family) and that normally helps. There are just so many things that may bother him (pre-teething, ear- head- or tummy ache, you name it), and I don't want him to be in pain. So, if Ky's behavior is out of the ordinary, I wouldn't hesitate if I were you! Just my two cents :)

dinafarmerphotography said...

I think it's a growth spurt. My little boy even though he is only six weeks does that from time to time. I know no matter how much I feed him sometimes it's not enough. He'll eat for almost an hour and then wake up almost every hour and a half. It's crazy. I don't think it's an ear infection unless you are noticing him grabbing his ears a lot...

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