OK - so we are going on four consecutive nights now that Aiden has not slept... How much longer can this last? Even as I sit here now, I can hear him rolling around in his crib. After I was certian that, since being awake since 6:00 a.m., surely by now (11:10 a.m.) he would be so exhausted that he should sleep peacefully for at least an hour... Of course, I was thinking that at 9 a.m. when I attempted to lay him down so that I could get a shower, and he screamed the whole time I was in there, and again at 10 a.m., when, after falling asleep nursing, I was sure he would stay that way when I laid him on the couch to carry out his slumber. (I know, I know, couches are not safe places to lay sleeping babies. But, Hey, I am desperate here and I was in the same room!)
When I say that he is not sleeping - I mean NOT SLEEPING! For example, last night I was up with him five times between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., again at 2:45 a.m., 4:00 a.m., and 5:15 a.m. And did I mention we were up for the day at 6 a.m.? What happened to that beautiful snoozing baby that would fall into a coma-like slumber for hours while his sister danced circles around him? Did I do something wrong? What has changed? Is it teeth? Is it gas? I could go insane trying to guess. In the meantime, I keep a steady stream of infant's Tylenol handy and slap on the Orajel in hopes of easing some discomfort that surely must be. Maybe tomorrow I will go run a combine... Well, I had better go get the fussing baby and nostalgically remember the days the he resided in my tummy - without a voice.