Those days are over. Emily is not sleeping. Not at night, not during the day. Unless you count 20 minutes at a time every 3 hours during the day and with one of us holding her all night long...this is not our idea of sleep.
She has started crying as soon as I take her in her room. If I go to lay her down in her crib she tenses up and screams at the top of her lungs. We have tried to let her cry it out and this escalates to the point of no return. We have tried the swing, the rock and play sleeper, co-sleeping, putting her down drowsy, awake, asleep, and all of our tricks from the newborn days and they all end the same way- with screaming. The only way she will sleep is laying on our shoulders. I am at a loss, I can't figure this out.
Is it the helmet, teething, separation anxiety, reflux? I have no idea but we.are.tired.
Steve is especially tired because I've been sick and he has been taking her all night for three nights. Amazing husband I have.
We took her to her pediatrician this week to make sure nothing was wrong with her ears and they are all clear. Her tongue has a brown-ish tinge in the back and he thinks this could possibly be blood from her reflux and he is sending us to Children's Hospital to get an upper endoscopy to see if she truly has reflux or if there is another problem.
As always, I am all ears to any suggestions anyone has for getting her to sleep- give me every trick you've got. And if anyone has been through an upper endoscopy with their little one, what can we expect?