Wednesday, February 17, 2010

sick baby:(

I don't remember being this tired since the first week we brought Kaiden home. Kaiden became sick on Wednesday of last week when Dad came and is just now getting over his cold. He was so congested that I had him sleeping with me propped up so the poor little guy could breathe. Now I know snoring runs in the family ( I don't do it:)) but this little guy sounded like a freight train! So, his snoring began to wake him up.....and up and up again at night. If I had to guesstimate, I would say he woke up 3 or 4 times every night for about 4 or 5 days in a row.

I invested in a saline contraption that was well worth the money and it has worked like a charm. Now that he is over his sickness he is back in his bed...but..still waking up throughout the night. I forgot to mention K has gotten himself a temper lately. When he gets mad, he gets SOOOOOOOOO mad. Waking up in the middle of the night is one of those things that makes him mad! I am very stict with my little schedule I had him on, so I won't feed in the middle of the night because I don't want him to get back on the eating every two hours kick...that's NO fun at all. He is now at the point where he wants NOTHING to do with his cereal and food and will only drink about 4 ounces at a sitting. We go to the doctor on Friday thank goodness.

Last night was eventful....about 2:45 am, I hear him "talking" in his crib. He isn't upset, hungry, or tired, but just wants to talk. Finally we realize rocking isn't going to cut it so we lay him back down in his crib to "talk it off" and watch his mobile. I went back to bed and turned the monitor down so he could cry it out if he started to get fussy. Next thing I knew he was screaming and it sounded muffled....yes he went from happy and talking to screaming. The child had gotten so mad he kicked his blanket under his feet and was now covered head to toe in his blanket. This is the SCARIEST thing ever for a parent to see because your first reaction is that they have sufficated. From now on I am going to wrap him in his swaddler and wrap the blanket around the swaddler. We went and rocked and he continued to talk to me for about 15 minutes before he fell asleep. I just think he had a dream that he wanted to tell me about :)


  1. I'm right with you girl!!! SAME SONG!!! I miss the nights of sleeping!! What kind of sucker did you get??? Fill me in!! I bought one at Target, and its ok, but nothing GREAT....I can still get more out with the bulb. Miss you!!

  2. When Jentry got sick in January, about the same time as Tristin, I used Saline Solution. Its for babies and in the baby section. You spray it up there nose ... one spray and it loosens everything up. Then you use the bulb! I do the spray one or two times when she needs it. I really think we would have ended up in the hospital if it hadn't have been for that spray! I still do it to her every other day or so when she sounds congested. I used it myself and it really works great!