I forgot to mention

I forgot to mention that my last post, “Where I belong,” is featured in the Carnival of Family Life #42.

It’s been a long week—and it’s only Wednesday. We’ve been “sleep training” (crying it out) for almost two weeks, and it’s just getting worse. Hayden hasn’t nursed at night for 13 nights, and he’s still spending hours on end crying, screaming and moaning. He absolutely refuses to console himself, even though he’s perfectly capable of doing so.

It’s gotten to the point where he’s completely inconsolable: neither Ryan nor I can get him to calm down, and if by some miracle we do get him calm, when we put him back down, he’s even more hysterical than he was in the first place.

Hayden’s getting just enough sleep to be just a little grumpy all day long—except for when he was in the gym’s daycare this morning. Of course.

We’re wracking our brains trying to figure out what could be wrong with him. I think he’s eating enough during the day—I feed him until he refuses to eat any more. He does have a nasty diaper rash, but that’s only developed in the last day or two. It’s been relatively warm and spring-like here lately, so I don’t think he’s too cold.

Sigh. I’m afraid that we’ll just have to endure more sleepless nights until he becomes so exhausted that he can’t NOT sleep.

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2 thoughts on “I forgot to mention

  1. I’ve been meaning to post a comment about your last post. I loved how open and honest you were. I, too, have very similar feelings about getting married and having kids at such a young age. It’s just nice to know that I’m not the only one that has these thoughts.

    I’m sorry to hear about Hayden. He’s gotta sleep sometime….right?

  2. Allergies???
    Does he take a sippy cup? Maybe a sippy cup of water in his bed might help him if he just wants to suck.

    Maybe a GRANDMA will come and hold that baby soon.

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