Oh sleep, how I miss you

Last night was one of the worst we’ve had.  I guess that’s pretty good in the grand scheme of things.  I mean Lily is 12 weeks old and usually has  very good (or at least good enough) nights.  We go through our routine and she goes down nursing with no problems.  She usually wakes up twice briefly to nurse.  Easy peesy.

I don’t know what was different about last night (I have a guess) but everything seemed normal till we actually laid down in bed.  Then all hell broke loose.

Our normal night goes something like this… Waldo gets home and finishes dinner.  We eat.  We move to the couch and watch an hour or so of tv.  Lily nurses and sleeps on and off during all of this.  Then I hand her off to Waldo while I brush my teeth and what not.  Then I rock her and sing while we wait for Waldo to get ready for bed.  Then we lay down, and she nurses off to sleepy town.

Everything went fine until the we lay down in bed part.  Lily started to fuzz and actually cry and nothing I did helped.  We got up and went back to rock some more.  As soon as I picked her up she quieted down.  We rocked till she feel asleep, which happened just in the nick of time.  I was falling asleep and afraid I would drop her.  We go lay back down and it back to fussing and then full on screaming.  Waldo offered to rock her, but I said no.  He has to get up extra early on Thursdays so I wanted him to get some sleep.  I tried unswaddling her, nope still crying.  I took her out of the sleep positioner she uses.  Nope still screaming.  So back to the rocking chair we go.  This time I grab my boppy so that if I fall asleep she can just rest on that and I know she’s safe.  We rocked for an hour or so this time.  I wanted to make sure she was really asleep.  Ok I fell asleep too or we probably could have gone back sooner.

It finally worked.  I figured we might get out of the middle of the night feedings since we nursed so late.  Nope right at 2:30 she wanted to nurse again.  Oh well.  At least she didn’t wake up again til 7:00 so I can’t complain too much about that.

The one thing that I noticed was she had a lot of gas.  I mean a LOT of gas.  The formula make her gassy, I really hope they let us stop supplementing but I don’t know if they ever will.

Here’s hoping tonight’s better.

Just because shes so darn cute

Just because she's so darn cute

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5 thoughts on “Oh sleep, how I miss you

  1. I keep meaning to catch up on your posts – and your birth story! 🙂

    You give her formula as a supplement? I’ve tried it once or twice (actually my husband gave it to her while I was gone) and the formula smell just seeped from her pores, it smelled awful! lol Maybe it goes away after awhile though. 🙂 Of course that doesn’t matter because sometimes baby needs extra we can’t give her.

    I don’t blame you for missing your sleep! Two times a night is hard already. Do you work? I had to do that and try working (at home at least) at the same time and I was sooo stressed. I wouldn’t attempt that again, lol. Babies are a full-time job as it is. I work part time now and we’re working toward my quitting my job.

    And I love that you take pictures with every post. 🙂

    • Thanks for coming back by. I really should get around to finishing up the second part of Lil’s birth story.

      Last night we slept much better. She went right down and only woke up once. It was so nice. I hope this keeps up but I know she’s small so anything could happen.

      I hope to see you back. I promise there will be a lot more pictures.

  2. Why are you supplementing? Could you try to go without it, might help with the gas?? Are you giving her gas drops? I had luck with colic ease – it’s natural for gas.

    It’ll get easier…of course just when ya think “ahh, they are sleeping thru the night” they wake up every hour, lol.

    xoxo, Sarah

    • Hi Sarah.
      Our doctor is “making” us supplement. I don’t want to but Lily only gained 1/2 an ounce in two the last time I tried exclusively breastfeeding. I am drinking mother’s milk tea and taking fennelgreek (sp) now to try and boost my milk. Since she gained so well this last week we are going to back off the supplementing a little.
      I haven’t heard of colic ease I’ll have to look it up.
      Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again.

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