Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sleep? Now I remember what that is...

Holy shit you guys, Emily slept through the night for the first time last night.  Well, she slept from 8pm-4am so I'm totally excited.

I admit that I used to sit here, exhausted, drinking my 3rd cup of coffee, reading your blogs about sleeping babies and wonder what the hell I was doing wrong!  Emily would go to bed at 7:00pm and wake up at 12:00am screaming, we would get her up and feed her and she would go back to sleep until 3:30 or maybe 4:00am and then wake up screaming again.  I was like, goodlordinheaven- why is she so hungry at night??  But this was our normal and we dealt with it.  Until last night....

I had been reading some info on infantreflux.org (tons of good reflux info) and found out that reflux is the worst at night, even if the baby is propped up (am I the only one who didn't know this??).  I just figured the dose of prev.acid that I gave her in the morning lasted until the next morning...apparently not.  A lot of these moms give their babies their reflux meds at night before bed.  So that's what Steve and I decided to do....and guess what? It worked! She slept!!!!

17 comments:

  1. Wow! That is such a simple change, but I bet it makes a world of difference! We gave Maggie her meds twice a day, so it didnt matter, but man, I bet you are excited!!!!

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  2. GREAT JOB EMILY!!! I hope she does the same thing for you guys tonight! We give Aiden his meds twice a day too, morning and right before bed. I'm SO thankful doctors invented medicine for our reflux babies! I bet you feel like a brand new woman!

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  3. Oh hell yes!!! Way to go sweet E!!! I am sure you feel like a totally new person...I know that I did when B started sleeping. Who knew to give the meds at night?&#^&$!@&!??? Very good info to know! Hope she keeps this up :)

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  4. Yay!!! More sleep for everyone around!

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  5. Rock on Momma! So glad to hear that you got a full night sleep.

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  6. Yay for a sleeping baby, and yay for a sleeping YOU! :)

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  7. That is awesome! I had reflux when pregnant and it SUCKED so bad! I feel so bad that she (and you) have to deal with that. Let's hope tonight goes just as well!

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  8. That's awesome! Mira in no way sleeps through the night. Not even close. *sigh*

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  9. YES!! Glad you're feeling rested! Keep up the good work, Mom and Emily!

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  10. Woot Woot!!! Feels amazing huh?!

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  11. Yay, that's awesome that she slept through the night! It has to be such a good feeling to know that you figured out the issue. You've got this thing down!

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  12. AWESOME! Wish I knew that! So happy you found something that works for you!

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  13. Yay, looking forward to when we can post something similar! Go Emily! Yay Mom!

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  14. That is awesome! So happy for you! YAY EMILY!!!!

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