Friday, December 30, 2005

Teething


Little Philip is giving his mother fits these days. Since before his ear infections, he hasn't slept through the night. In fact, he's getting up 3-4 times each night which totals about 2-3 hours of interrupted sleep for mom. After asking friends, family, and at 3:00 a.m. on some nights asking strangers for advice on online baby health discussion boards, we are left with no other hypothesis other than teething. Going through pictures from the holidays shows a little sparkle of drool or soaked spot on the collar in most of his pictures. In fact, we found a new way to stop him from crying. He likes to suck on his daddy's nose.

2 comments:

Hilary said...

Renie, I totally feel for you. Nothing is worse than not sleeping. I'm so sorry that little Philip has decided to regress to frequent night wakings. Know that you are not alone...and know that you have done nothing wrong...you're doing a wonderful job and I'm sure that little Philip just loves y'all so much that he wants to see you all the time. Hang in there. I know it will get better.

I have a great sleep training method we received from the sleep nurse at a hospital here in St. Louis. We met with her when Jeb was five months old. We implemented her plan and within a couple of days he was sleeping 11 hours at night and within a week he was napping better. The plan was somewhat tailored for us, but since little Philip is about the same age as Jeb was, it might work for you...and you can adjust it to fit your comfort levels. I'd be happy to email it to you and any thoughts on how you can adjust it to meet your needs if you want it. Just call us or email us...I'll put Michael on alert that you or Phil might call or email him.

Hang in there and know that you're doing wonderfully. Love to you all!

Richard Exton said...

Renie - Sorry to post in your comment section but I do not have your e-mail. I have figured out how you can have pictures on the side bar. Richard