09-22-2012, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Balancing your needs with the needs of an intense baby
I could have written the OP.
DS was diagnosed with silent reflux after I insisted on testing and that has helped about 30%. He's still pretty bad. I HATE cry-it-out but when I started drying up because I was eating half a meal a day, something had to give. So he cries in his swing for like 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a day so I can eat something fast. He does usually fall asleep before the time is up.
Getting him into a routine has helped a lot. Our morning and bedtime routines are solid, but the middle of the day is still total chaos. He fights his sleep and he does SO much better when he's well-rested.
We swaddle him for bedtime and for naps. And he does need darkness or else he becomes overstimulated.
Like I said, we're better but not best yet at 3.5mos but I think I sort of kind of see a light at the end of the tunnel. Take care of you, mama.
H&T Mama to Faolan
6/7/12 & Malachy
born into heaven at 14 weeks