Monday, January 7, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

the shark bites...and bites hard!

I really thought we were on to something good for Matthew's sleep when we started following the schedule suggested in my new book...and he responded well! Unfortunately for the past 3 nights things have gone dooooowwwnnnhill. Even though we have not done anything differently, instead of Matthew's typical nightly wakening of 1-2 hours, he is now having TWO nightly wakenings of 1-2 hours. The last 3 nights he awaken around 11:30 and 4:30...and stayed up.

We've put him to bed with teething medicine on his gums in case that was the problem. Because his diaper is still completely soaked in the morning (despite no drink at dinner and less ounces in the bedtime bottle), when he woke up at 11:30 one night I tried changing his diaper in hopes that would cut out his 4:30 awakening. WRONG. I've also noticed it is taking him longer to go back to sleep after his morning's like he's just wide, wide, wide awake. He's only napping for about 45 mins - 1hour in the morning and about 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon so I don't think he's getting way too much sleep during the day.

Yikes, we're sharing a room with my little sister when we go home...poor thing!


Rebecca said...

Oh no!! What happened?? That little stinker. Well, he has to outgrow this soon!!! Sometimes the teething medicines don't cut it. Let's hope those toofies coming in will be the start of many more zzzzzz's!!


Yvonne Crawford said...

Oh man - I wish I could tell you something. But you are right he's not getting too much sleep during the day. Poor guy and POOR YOU!!! I'll add you to my prayer list - because you need some well deserved sleep!!!