Monday, September 20, 2010

WTH is really going on?

So i thought my little one who is four months, was teething last week. He was extra fussy, drooling everywhere, trying to eat his entire hand and was running a fever. And it seems like this week everything is back to normal. I'm so confused. lol I know that this is a learning process that is more trial and error than anything else but sheesh. Last week i thought i was living in hell, Lil Mel was fussy and giving me the blues, me and big Mel were having it out, and adding sleep deprivation on top of it really made it bad for business. But this week, we seem to be back to normal. (praise God and knocking on wood)

Speaking of sleep deprivation, is anyone or has anyone experience this 4 month old sleep regression? at one point and time, my son was sleeping thru the night, sometimes for 12 hours at a time. And now it seems he'll sleep for 8 or 9 hours and wake up. My Dr told me that since he has shown me that he can sleep thru the night, to skip the feeding and just soothe him back to sleep. That worked the first night, but every night since then Ive gotten the "I know your going to feed me" look. So needless to say Ive been sleep walking around my house sometime between 2 and 4 in the morning fixing bottles and waking into walls. Mel asked me why i was wandering thru the house this morning, like it was something i chose to do. Um no sir I'm getting a bottle ready. :) All i know it that I'm ready to be back on progression and not regression. I like my night sleep uninterrupted. (selfish i know)

1 comment:

  1. I think you may want to think about switching doctors.... It's really normal for him to wake up. And, if he's sleeping 8-9 hours... that IS 'all night'.... London doesn't even do that! When she was 1 her pediatrician asked if she was sleeping at least 5-6 hours at a time. And, that was similar to what I was reading online, etc etc. Kids wake up at night, it's pretty normal. He can have nightmares, they're just emotional instead of actual stories.
    It's healthy for him to eat again at night... Every times I was unsure of what her schedule was like when she was smaller, I read through all of these....

    I wish they still had them for toddlers!!!!! I haven't gotten more than 5 hours of sleep straight (more than 1-2 times) in 3 years.