Thursday, June 19, 2008

My Screaming Baby

Right now my handsome son is sleeping peacefully curled up like a peanut on my chest and I must say his quite breaths in and out are probaly the most pleasant sound I have ever heard, mainly because this peaceful sound has been so rare the past few days.

Jack has never been a great sleeper, his best night ever he woke up only 3 times (and it was sheer bs 5 minutes, he is then easily comforted and drifts right back off to sleep. It takes me being up 20 minutes tops. In general he's been a really great and happy baby always easily comforted by either his Mommy or his Daddy.

BUT (and this is a big but) this last week he has suddenly become a beast child and I have no clue what it is. He cries and cries non-stop no matter what we do, we feed him, burp him, change him, play with him, hug him, cuddle him, rub his belly, EVERYTHING we can think of and he just cries. He's been waking up atleast 9 to 12 times a night and I'm about to die. How did my happy wonderful baby turn into this. The only thing that works for even 10 minutes is to put him in the swing (a big thankyou to Jon and Jenn for lending us that life saver!). If he's awake he's screaming and he screams until he tuckers himself out and goes to sleep.

We're wondering if its tummy troubles, so today we got some gripe water and we are hoping and praying that will work!!!


Shop Girl* said...

Hey Robin!

I'm so sorry to hear that your baby isn't sleeping... some friends of mine in Orillia have a REALLY colicky baby who (until recently) just cried all the time! The only thing they found that calmed him was the white noise from the TV, as bizarre as that sounds... haha!

I hope he calms a bit for you... :)

jjandb said...

When Ben was screaming his face off in the vary same swing- we put it on the highest it would go (trust me they love it!) and put the white noise machiene on full and that would do the trick! (oh ps keeping a blog tends to attract unsolicited advice from well meaning fans!)

terahreu said...

I had no clue you had a blog, Robin. Great. Also, congrats on the baby! That is wonderful.

Now, as for the screaming baby. The secret is, there is no problem. It is just an evil plan put together by all babies to see just how far you will go as a mother. Sometimes I pass, sometimes I don't.

One day it will end. For now. Just put your time in.