Monday, June 20, 2011

My New Bedtime

9 pm. Yes that's right I'm back to be "exhausted mommy". Blech.

Blaine has been up every 3 hours for the past several nights. Before you all shout "TEETHING", let me explain that Blaine got his first tooth June 6th. AND THAT WHOLE WEEK HE SLEPT FROM 8:30 pm - 6:30 am. [ie a personal record for him]. And then I'd nurse him to sleep and he'd sleep another hour or two after that! CRAZY! I do have a theory: I'm on my period. So maybe my milk supply has dropped that much and caused him to be hungry that often? I have been going in and nursing him but I fear developing a bad habit we will have to use CIO to break like we did a few months ago. Let's just hope this ends soon and he's back to waking up only once a night!

7 comments:

Kari said...

Oh ((HUGS)) to you and sleepy vibes to Blaine. I'm sorry he's waking again. It's tough. I know. I won't yell "TEETHING" at you because I've read in more than one place scientific studies have shown that teething does not affect sleep. LD got about 5 teeth in a 2 week period and literally during that time he slept better than he had in MONTHS, so I know that teething causing sleeplessness is just an old wives tale. The period thing could sure be the cause.

Megan said...

oh dear! While I do feel bad for you ( I know how precious sleep is ) I don't feel alllll that bad...because mine is 9 months and STILL doesn't sleep through the night. I wonder if your period would effect your milk supply...I've never heard that. Hope it's just a short little phase and passes quickly!

Heather said...

well if you werent breastfeeding Id say drop him at my house since Im up that often too :)

Nikki said...

I'm sorry to hear about your lack of sleep!! Evie went through this a few weeks ago...we created some bad habits during an ear infection. After the infection was gone, we used CIO to get her back on track. It went much more smoothly than the first times that we used it, so hopefully it works well for you if that's what you decide to do. I hope you get some more sleep soon!

Kara said...

Whenever Faith cuts a new tooth, she sleeps better. It's that period before the tooth cuts that is bad. Baby teeth come in pairs, so I'm betting he'll feel a lot better when that second tooth cuts.

Sorry you're so tired!

Leslie said...

I'm so sorry you're tired! :( If it makes you feel any better, Lainey STILL has nights when she doesn't quite make it through the night. It's usually once or twice a week - enough to wear me out completely. Luckily I can usually get her back to sleep with little trouble. Unfortunately, it's usually in bed with me which means I'm done sleeping for the night. It's a good thing they're cute and Blaine is SO SO cute! :)

Mama G said...

I'm sorry, Momma. I hope he gets back to his regular schedule soon.