Friday, May 21, 2010

Trying Something New

Pepito is not sleeping.  Well, he's sleeping but not well.  He's been waking up at all the wee hours of the night/morning 5-6 times a week and it's killing us.  I am VERY lucky to have a husband who will get up with him, but since William generally refuses to go back to sleep easily we've been splitting the night.  Which means neither of us have slept through the night in weeks.  Yuck.  I just don't understand what's going on.  He used to sleep through the night - 12 hours - and it was lovely.  Even with three naps.  But now, we're on two naps a day, long in the morning about 1.5-2 hours after he gets up at 7ish and then a .75-1.0 hour nap in the afternoon, going down between 1-2 most days.  Then he's awake until his 6:30-7:30 bedtime.  We have a routine, the SAME THING EVERY DAY, but he still doesn't want to sleep.

I can't get over his cute little faces!!

I have no idea what to do.  Plus, this week, he hasn't been eating full bottles, which has me worried for more than one reason, but I can't help but think the not eating has something to do with not sleeping, but I can't exactly force him to eat.  And weird, yesterday, apparently it all caught up with him and he took a 2.5 & 1.25 naps yesterday.  So I knew we'd be in for it last night.  And we were.  Sam spent 45 minutes trying to get him back to bed and then I spent 1.25 hours and ended up with him on my chest on the couch.  Which worked, but he's so heavy now that I was having a hard time breathing with him flat on top of me.  Luckily, he was fast asleep when I hit my breaking point and went back down in his crib.

All of that is to get to get to this point.  It ends now.  He will get a 1.5 hour nap in the morning around 9-9:30, even if I have to wake him up, and then at max a 1.0 hour nap somewhere in the 1-2pm range and then Sam can handle bedtime when that happens.  And I am going to go get ear plugs today and he will cry it out during the night.  He's gotten off easy, we've been nice and would always go in there to rock him back to sleep, and that was fine as long as it worked, but now that it's not - I'm going to be "mean".  I can't take the lack of sleep anymore.  Sorry pepito.

Playing naked is how we solve diaper rash in this house..

On other news - his diaper rash is resolved.  Thank goodness!  He didn't seem particularly bothered by it - but it sure didn't look comfortable!  I would be whining all day if I had to live with that...just saying.

And big news!!!  He's crawling on his knees like a pro now!  It's kinda crazy how quickly he transitioned from military belly crawling to knee crawling.  He figured out how sometime on Monday (I think it was Monday, I'm going with it) and then by Tuesday evening when Sam got home that's all he was doing.  Under 24 hours!!  Insane!!  "they grow up so fast"...haha!  It's so cute to watch how fast his little arms and legs move to go just a little ways.  Just churning...I need to take a video.  Maybe this afternoon.

Mom!  I'm trying to eat puffs here!

I've got to go wake him up in 4 minutes - so I'm gonna throw some pictures into this thing and go.



Family Oliver said...

Have you had his ears re-checked??? in my experience, the first round of antiboitics doesn't always completely kill the bug and a week or so after treatment the infection is back. for whatever reason, the ear pain is worse at night, too.

have you tried to give him tylenol or motrin at night to see if that helps him go back to sleep? if it works and he sleeps for 4-6 hour stretch then you can assume something is hurting him. might be the ears or it could be teething. neither of my kids sleep when they teethe.

Meghan said...

Thankyou for your input Lindsey!! He went to stay with my bestest (and his godmother :) this afternoon while I went to my JL placement - and she recognized it as manic teething week. Makes sense too. I'm just desensitized to the teething (since it's been going on almost 7 months!) I didn't even register the signs this time around. Back on Tylenol we go!!


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