Saturday, July 3, 2010

To Cry or Not to Cry???

Last night baby girl slept great. She was asleep by 8 and slept until 8. Tonight, it's 11 pm and she has been awake 3 times already. So the question...Do I let her cry herself back to sleep or do I go in there and rock her back to sleep?? I hate to hear her cry, but I do not want her to get in the habbit of doing this because she knows Mommy will come pick her up.

I let her cry for about 10 mins. and couldn't take it anymore. She started coughing so with her breathing issues, it kind of scares me to let her get too upset. Anyways...I first tried patting her back...didn't work, picking her up and cuddling...didn't work, rocking and singing to...didn't work. So I gave her a bottle, she cuddled with me and talked to me for a few mins. and she's out again. Maybe she's going through a growth spurt?? Who knows! Hopefully this little spell we are going through will not last too long.

1 comment:

The Cutes and Scoots Show said...

OK so first things first... My guess is the teeth! PJ did this very same thing and still occassionally will wake at that 11:30 hour and once I rub his back for a few minutes goes back to sleep. We went through a few months though where nothing would help except a bottle because he'd worked himself up so much that he needed the soothing of the milk/formula. After multiple discussions with the doc, he suggested and we wound up doing Motrin every 6 hours and Tylenol every 4 until those 2 teeth finally cut. Wound up the Motrin wasn't strong enough for the end and he wrote him a script for Tylenol with Codeine. Worked great and got us through those 2 weeks. Might try giving her Motrin just before you put her to bed and if she makes it longer and wakes when it wears off then you might know more. Give it a few days though. Also, the pediatrician suggested playing music all night long as a distraction from thinking about the throbbing gums. That helped us too. Just some ideas. She might be growing. Does she get a bottle before she goes to bed? How long is that after you've given her "dinner" might be that she needs another snack if it's been more than 2 hours or so. Then I'd do "dinner", Snack or small bottle and then a big warm bottle as you put her down.

Just some ideas!