I need the help of you mommy bloggers out there. Last night Lindsay was up again from 4-6 a.m. We are getting NO sleep around here. I put her down last night at 10 p.m. because my sis was here spending the night and we kept her up to play. I thought for sure that this would guarantee a long night of sleep. Normally, Lindsay will sleep 12 hours (sometimes longer) uninterrupted.
When she gets up she wants to play, eat, anything as long as she's out of her crib. I can feel that her right side one year molers are trying to cut. Does this have something to do with this night wakening period we're going through? We gave her Motrin last night at 4:30 but she fought it and it was still just before 6 when I was able to finally lay her in her crib without a fuss.
I'm afraid we're enabling a pattern here of going to the living room to play at 4 a.m. We were going to let her cry a bit last night and not take her out of her crib, but we didn't want her waking our company too.
As far as I can tell she is healthy. No fever, no ear infection etc. The teeth don't seem to be bothering her terribly yet. She is stuffy and drooling more now which is more than likely due to the teeth. Usually if she wakes up in the middle of the night she turns her own music on and goes back to sleep just fine.
Ok...I'm leaving it open for comments here please. It's 11 a.m. on Sunday morning and she and daddy are still sleeping. I'm going to go wake her up at this point because otherwise she won't nap today either and then we'll have a fussy baby on our hands this evening.
I need help getting through this people...tomorrow is a work day!! UGH!
Do we let her cry it out tonight? Pat and shush for a few and then leave the room? The books say to do that and each time leave the room a little bit longer til they eventually go to sleep.
I'm open to suggestions here...