Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Up All Night

Matt and I were up all night with Dan last night. Dan has been fussy and whiny and fevering for two days now and hasn't been sleeping to well. But, last night was ridiculous.

Dan was up until 11pm, then, he finally fell asleep, only to wake up 40 minutes later, crying uncontrollably. Matt took Dan downstairs so that I could get a little rest, but Dan kept falling asleep and then waking up crying. He would only sleep in 10 to 20 minute increments.

At 1:30am, I woke up to Dan crying again and I went downstairs to help Matt out. We had Dan on a rotation of Tylenol and Ibuprofen to help him with any pain he is having because we know that he has a couple teeth coming in, but it didn't seem to touch his discomfort. He continued to not be able to sleep, waking up crying every 20 minutes.

Around 3am, we tried giving him a bath to sooth him and it worked for a little while until we took him out and then the crying began again. He won't take his pacifier, he doesn't want the bottle, he twitches in his sleep like mad, rolls all around and just can't get comfortable.

Nicole NEVER had this much trouble when her teeth came in. She was fussy and whiny, fevery, and had the runny nose (Dan has the runny nose too) but never in so much pain that she was up all night.  I don't know if it is teething or something else.

Finally at 4:30am, we got Dan to sleep in his playpen in our room and he slept for another 40 minutes, woke up, cried for five and went back asleep. He woke up quite a few more times, but was able to cry himself back to sleep. I got up at 7am to get into work. I do hope that Dan is sleeping nicely for Matt right now.

I hate to spend the 40 dollars to go to the doctor if all it is is teething and we just have to wait it out, but if it is something more serious like an ear infection, I don't think that I can take the chance to not send him.


Marie said...

It's so hard when your baby is hurting and there's nothing you can do to make them feel better. I wish moms could take the pain away. We would do it in a second.

Jasmine said...

That actually sounds more like an ear infection than teething. Does he react if you touch his ears?

Becky said...

No, but he does freak out if we try and touch his mouth. But, last time he had an ear infection, we didn't know it until it started coming out of his eyes. It is so hard to tell with kids.

Sarah said...

That sounds like torture! Poor baby!