Thursday, February 25, 2010

No more burritos!

So the past few nights have been a bit rough.  Scarlett has had such a hard time sleeping, thus meaning the same goes for her momma.  It started this week.  She wakes up around 1 and nurses.  Before this week she would go right back to sleep after about 15 minutes or so.  Now she's decided to stay up for about an hour.  So around 2 she finally lets me put her back down.  Around 3:30 she wakes up again.  Nurses again, but this time only for about 5 minutes, tops.  But when I try to lay her down she gets fussy and just can't settle.  It becomes obvious that she is not going to soothe herself back to sleep, so I get her back up.  She won't take her binky and only wants to nurse again.  So back to mom she goes.  But once again, she "fake nurses" for a couple of minutes and then just hangs out.  It took an hour and a half to get her to finally go back down this time!  I know she's not hungry cause she's not eating.  So to all of the people that say "Just start her on cereal", those empty calories are not what she needs or even wants.  

The only thing that I can think is that she is teething.  I know, she's a little young, but Lorelai got her first two teeth at 4 months, so it isn't far fetched.  Earlier this week she was having some difficulty nursing, just kept pulling away and fussing.  She was also quite the cranky pants!  She's also done the obvious drooling and eating her hands bit.  So maybe she's just uncomfortable?  Not sure, but I'm hoping it just a phase and passes quickly! 

Her first night home from the hospital.  My little baby burrito!!  

We're trying something new tonight though.  We've swaddled her since birth.  It was impossible to get her to sleep well without it.  She would just keep smacking herself in the face!  But in her squirming around last night, Geoff had the idea that maybe she done with the swaddle.  So we're giving it a half shot and leaving her arms out of the swaddle.  That way she's not too cold, but has a little bit of freedom.  :)  We'll see if she likes it.  So far so good.  It's been an hour and she's still asleep, so we're keeping our fingers crossed!!


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