Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sleepless Past Month

I haven't blogged in awhile, not including video posts.  This past month has been pretty much awful for Evan's night time sleeping, so in turn, it's been awful for me, of course.  He's a great napper, but this month we've had to deal with him learning to roll one way, getting stuck on his belly, screaming, trying to wean from 2 night time feedings, trying to wean night time feedings all together, trying a cry-it-out method, trying a sleep sack, trying a swaddle and then finally adding back one night time feeding.  He was waking up every 1 1/2 hour to 3 hours.  It was horrible!  One night I even slept with my arm over the bassinet holding his sleep sack, so he wouldn't roll over and get stuck and scream.  I'm pretty sure that's what kinked my shoulder muscle/tendon so much that I went to the ER.  Although the ER was pretty much a waste since nothing was found and Tylenol is my only cure.  Needless to say, the night times have been quite tough on me, but I think I finally figured it out.  We're going to stick to the Kiddopotamus Swaddle until at least 6 months old (so he can't roll and get stuck and scream) and keep with the one night time feeding.  I guess he wasn't ready to go all night without nursing, or I just tried too many things at once.  Anyway, we've had a much better night the past 4 nights, so I think we're good and I'm not changing anything anymore of listening to any doctor that tells me a four month old can sleep through the night!  Sorry to complain so much, but thanks for listening.

These are a few other things we've been up to this past month.

Trying some rice cereal with Evan.
He did not like it and refused to open his mouth after one forced bite.  I guess we'll wait until he's 6 months old, which is only a month away.

Jack has the need to try out every toy that I bring out for Evan.  He likes to dive tummy first onto the bouncer.  It hasn't broken yet.  Here he is just chillin' in Evan's bouncer.

They like to watch Baby Signing Time together.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  This weekend has been great to catch up on things.  I also just finished reading my first book in 3 years, Lost & Found.  It was pretty good and it only took me a couple weeks.  I'm glad to know I still know how to read. =)


  1. i love the last picture. Evan really looks into watching signing time. I'm glad you have a system for nights. I hope it works for awhile.

  2. The thing about babies is they are all different, you would think a doctor would know that. I had a terrible time with my daughter around 4 months with sleeping and I did the same thing as you, I slept with one arm on her all night. She did grow out of it though. I also night fed my kiddos for a long time, Nat 10 months, Luc 14 months. You just never know how each child is going to be. I think swaddling is a good idea and I hope you can get some rest, poor thing!

    I love that last picture, they look so much alike except for the hair color. Seriously you can tell they're brothers, so adorable.