Friday, March 11, 2011

Diary of a non sleeping baby; part 3

Who said the third night was the easiest?! Totally wasn't last night. He cried all night, and had a really hard time settling down. BUT, I never got out of my bed; again. Whew hew for me! Lots of people told me it only took their babies 3 nights, but I guess that's not the case for us! WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYY?!

It's quite possible there were a few factors, that made him really upset during the night. When he awoke this morning, he was completely freezing! With all his moving around he doesnt stay under his blanket, and his poor legs and feet were so cold! I usually put socks on him, but I guess I forgot last night. As if that wasn't enough....

he was full of poop! ahhh! I felt so bad! I mean, how long had he been poopy?! It wasn't crusty or anything so I know he wasn't poopy ALL night, but he could have been for a long time! (gross huh).

So that was our night. Lots of crying, lots of poop, lots of no sleep.

I THINK the husband is taking the monitor tonight, and is going on watch duty; so that should help me get some sleep tonight.
On another note; I understand some people just close the door to their babies room, and ignore them until morning, but I can't do that! One of the reasons I watch him on the monitor when he's awake and crying, is just to reassure myself that he's okay. It's so emotional and I'm dealing with lack of sleep, that I just need that reassurance to help me deal with it. Especially now that he's sitting and standing, I would hate for him to bang into the wood and start bleeding or something. Or what if he throws up, because he's crying so much (which our Dr. said not to be surprised if he does!)?! Watching him on the monitor allows me to watch for these things.

You understand, right?

A part of me can't believe I've been able to make it almost 10 months, with waking every 2-3 hours. Then there's the other part of me, that doesnt know any different! It's just been life, and I've learned to cope. Can you believe I don't take naps either?! I think the last nap I had, was when he was 2 weeks! I actually tried to nap earlier this week (after day one of letting him cry it out), but I just can't ever fall asleep. It is what it is.
So we'll see how tonight goes; hoping for less crying and for Kase to figure this sleeping thing out! Come on Kase; we're all pulling for you!

ps. I got 13 comments on the Part 1 post. Where did all of you go?!


  1. Poor little guy! That's a big reason I cant CIO, what if something happens? I cant let my baby sleep in puke, poop, or blood. If I were to ever try CIO, it'd be the ferber method and not just close the door until morning.

    So let us pray you have a great night soon so that you see progress with your efforts!!!

  2. BTW, I didn't mean for my comment to come across as bossy or as advice!

  3. You are doing great, Michelle!

  4. I totally understand not being able to take naps. I can't tell you how many times I've been out with friends, running errands, or at church or something and people say "You just have to nap when she naps" and I'm like "Well, she's asleep right now so I guess I need to figure out how to lean my seat back and put on one of those eye covers..." Yeah right!

  5. As Richard Simmons says, "You can do it! I know you can do it!" You'll make it and we're praying that you will figure out what works for your little man! :)

  6. Hey Michelle,

    I'm not a mommy, so I have zero advice or opinions. =) However, I'm praying for you! I know this has got to be super hard, but you can do it!

  7. I think I'm lucky to have an amazing wife that's an amazing mother. That's all the comment I have. That, and it does get better, he is learning to put himself back to sleep, he's just hard headed like his old man!

  8. edwin, you know and speak the truth. glad the little guy is working it out and thankful that God brought you have such an awesome wife like michelle...