Monday, March 2, 2009

up all night

Here's a pic of Dillon sleeping on her boppy! That was two days ago...
Zzzzzz...I have not been able to sleep for two nights now because Dillon has been CRANKY. It might be might be growing pains. I don't know what it is, but she is hardly able to be put down to sleep. I've changed her, fed her and she is still crying. It's so unnerving because of course it's so sad to hear her cry inconsolably! She's not sleeping through the night and hardly in the day either. But, Greg is better at pacifying her than I am so sometimes he can get her to sleep after I've fed her. Phew!
Oh, hallelujah! Some answers. Greg jumped online yesterday and it seems little Dillon is in fact going through a growth spurt. This happens a few days after they come home from the hospital, then 7-10 days, then 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 months. And here are the symptoms - increased appetite (check!) she's wanting to feed every hour as opposed to every 2-3hrs, fussing at the breast or unlatching (check!), fussy, fussy, fussy (check!)
This is supposed to last for about 2-3 days, sometimes a week. I think she's getting past it. Thank goodness it's not the spicy foods!


  1. One thing that worked for us was one of those big yoga balls...inflate it & then hold her & sit on the ball & gently bounce up & down...for hours perhaps, but at least it might stop the crying!! :-D

  2. one thing that also might work is a bottle of vodka. yup.

  3. Yeah...I just might try a bottle of vodka on top of a yoga ball!!