Bedtime Madness

For the past I don’t know how many months the girls have been on a pretty consistent schedule. They wake up between 6:30-7am, nap at 10, nap at 2 and go to bed at 7pm. Anyone who has any experience with babies will tell you they thrive on routine, so we try to keep them on schedule as much as possible, and keep the way in which they go to sleep the same as well. I will admit that the whole moving process and setting up home in a new place threw a wrench into the gears for a little bit, but for the most part we are back on track. (That morning wake up time has shifted a little earlier than we’d like-but I’m hoping that is caused by our neighbors or outside noise more than them)

Strangely though, the last two nights Alyssa has thrown a fit about going to bed. The first night she cried for over and hour, and last night although she only cried for about 45 min, we got a special added bonus. Vomit. She cried so hard she made herself throw up. While I do know this can be a common problem with babies when using the Ferber or Cry It Out methods, let me be clear – we were not using those methods at all. She cried for that long and got herself that worked up while we were still with her, trying to help her fall asleep.

For those of you who know us and have seen us put the girls down recently, you know this is very uncommon. Usually all it takes is a story (at bedtime) a song from Mommy and a little rubbing on the back and both girls are down in around 15 minutes. I am hoping that some big, nasty molars coming in are the source of these recent problems. I have also been noticing her to be much crankier, and getting easily frustrated. Both of which are also new traits for Alyssa. She has not put up any fuss about taking her naps though, and once she falls asleep she sleeps very soundly all night, which leaves me even more confused.

Here’s to hoping for the best tonight! Wish us luck.

Published in: on February 25, 2011 at 10:26 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I swear just when you think you have your kiddos figured out, they change things on you. Good luck tonight, I hope things so better for you!

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