Greta is a 10+ hours-of-sleep-kinda-girl. I am spoiled, I know. At five weeks, she was getting 6-7 straight hours and every week, she has gotten better. A lot of it has to do with her gaining weight so well. She doesn’t need the extra calories at night anymore. I have been sleeping like a…baby, too. And she usually doesn’t cry. You might think I am kidding. True, she may whine or whimper a little if she’s hungry–but never more than 5 minutes. She is a good, happy baby.
I feel like I got a baseball bat to the head this week Greta has been waking up in the middle of the night. Screaming! And in the day, she’ll just start crying so hard–suddenly. It’s a cry I have never heard. I can’t seem to comfort her. It breaks my heart to see real tears coming down her cheeks. I pick her up, she will cry harder. I’ll put her down–still crying. I hold her tiny hand…she calms down a little. She has been waking up 3-6 times a night and her pacifier isn’t doing the job. Last night was the worst. I ended up feeding her twice in the middle of the night just to calm her down. I called her pediatrician today to see if maybe she is teething? They had me bring her in.
They said she “looks perfect.” “Yes, okay well, hmm…why is she acting like this then?” I hate it when doctors do that. Obviously there is a problem or I wouldn’t be here. Don’t tell me everything is perfect, especially when….”She looks like she has a virus of some sorts.” Okay, so NOT perfect. She said it could be allergies or a little stomach virus. She told me to not feed her in the middle of the night and to let her cry it out. (I didn’t like that idea. Because I don’t think it would work.) She also told me to try giving her some Benedryl for the next couple days to rule out allergies and help her sleep. (I did like that idea. That will help us all sleep again.) And then, hopefully, we won’t see anymore of this: