I. Am. Exhausted. Manny has been having a really hard time this week. At first I thought it was because he wasn't feeling well, but he seems mostly better now and we're still having a rough time. Particularly at night. This week he has been waking up screaming between 2 and 2:30. Night before last I did a Dream Feed at 1 am (yes, I was up way too late - have so much to do though!) and he still woke up at 2:15. So last night I skipped the dream feed and he still woke up at 2:00. If I were to nurse him I know he'd go right back to sleep but he is too old to be eating that often, so we've just been trying to rock him back to sleep. He'll fall asleep in our arms, but as soon as we put him down he starts crying again. We repeated this cycle a few times, and finally decided to let him cry it out. Is he too young for this? He whimpered for awhile but eventually went to sleep. He never seemed to sleep soundly though and stirred a lot. When he started crying again at 4:30, I went ahead and fed him and he slept until about 5:45. This is just so not like him. I feel frustrated because he is typically so predictable, but I just can't figure out why he's not sleeping as well and I hate not being able to make him happy. If there is truly something I could be doing to fix this, I want to do it. But I know it's possible it's a phase and we just have to ride it out. This is the most he's ever been up at night so I just feel clueless on how to handle it...especially since we're supposed to be getting closer to sleeping through the night, not further from it. :) Any thoughts or pearls of wisdom to share?
On a completely unrelated note, has anyone ever checked a car seat while flying? If so, did you just cover it up with a trash bag or is there a better way to do it?
We are headed to his 3 month pictures and I have a hunch it might be a little challenging to get him to cooperate. :) Wish us luck!
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