- She doesn't relax well to want to go to sleep which means that when we try and sooth her or lay her down at the 1 - 1.5 hour time frame she cries.
- When she cries, it is loud and even if you try and let her cry it out she gets louder and more and more worked up. She doesn't tire out and get herself settled down.
- she is curious and nosy and any noise or talking she hears while trying to go to sleep will alert her and she pops her head up and looks for what is going on. She is 5 months and doesn't want to miss a minute of action.
So, although our efforts have been good our success has not. I can not make her sleep. Even though I try everything...rocking, singing, swaying, feeding, shhhhing and lots of pasey in and out. All of this is in addition to the fact that she is still getting up twice during the night to eat. Maybe she is tired but she just doesn't know it, either way I am clueless. I am supposed to report back to the doctor on Tuesday with an update so it will be interesting to hear what she suggests or thinks going forward. I sort of think it may be more tummy issues than sleep issues but as notes before...CRAZY and CLUELESS and slightly sleep deprived.
But here is the catch, when she is awake and not fussy and crying...she is the sweetest thing ever. She loves when people talk to her and will smile so big that her mouth pops open. she loves face to face time and is really such a sweet baby when she is happy! She is also a mover, look out because she is basically crawling. It is slow but she can get across the room for anything she sets her eyes on. She doesn't like to be laid flat on her back which means that diaper changes are also a bit of a challenge. Saturday in my
failed effort to get her down for her early nap she was in her crib crying and I looked at the monitor and she had pulled herself on her knee's and was holding onto the side of the crib. This was something new for her and I was shocked and then all of a sudden she pushed herself up to her feet. WHAT? I ran in there and asked her what she was doing and all the tears rolled away and she grinned from ear to ear. She thought it was funny, I was in shock. Now that she knows she can get up that is what she tries to do if she is awake in her crib. Oh my goodness she is so very busy and ready to be on the go and I am not quite as ready as she is.