Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A LONG Night

We have had a rough couple of nights with Daphne.  It seems maybe we have created a paci montster.  She eats around 10 p.m. and then doesn't eat again until 6 or 7, but still ocassionally wakes up in the night.  We just stick the paci in and all is well for a couple of hours.  Then the paci falls out and she cries.  One of us sticks it in and she falls back to sleep.  It seems as if it is getting worse each night.  Naps haven't been great either.  I lay Daphne down with the paci and before she is even asleep, it falls out and she cries.  I seriously could put the paci in a dozen times before she falls asleep.  This wasn't an issue with Norah and Lucy since they are finger suckers so I am not sure what to do.  Now after about 5 days/nights of this we are exhausted.  

Top that off with Lucy's BAD cough that just started!!  I need a nap and it is only 7:30 a.m.

3 comments:

Melissa (aka Kitty) said...

uggggggggggggg, we did that with Ryder and it was awful until he could feel around for it and stick it in his mouth. Because of that, we decided not to do a paci with Cole and now he sucks his fingers....just about the entire fist. I have checked to see if his fingers are in his mouth all night and they aren't, just seems to be a soothing mechanism for drifting off to sleep. You just can't win, can you.?

heather said...

Oooh, that's one of the secrets binky parents don't tell you... there's a month or so of misery where they seem to get highly dependent on it and it seems to get almost unbearably high maintenance until they can plug it back in themselves. I remember that well!
The things you block out after the fact!!

It'll get better... and before you know it she'll be able to find it and take care of it herself. (even with those few weeks of torture, I'd still much prefer a binky baby over a thumb/finger sucker in the long run!)

Morgan Joy said...

I remember that briefly with Morgan (when she actually wanted her paci....she decided one day on her own she didn't want it anymore). But I don't recall it lasting too long. The good part is that she can go from 10 until 6 or 7 without needing a bottle! Yea! That's great! Once the paci situation smooths out, you may have yourselves a nice long chunk of sleep! Hang in there!