I should have waiting until the full day was over before making yesterday’s post! Alex fell asleep before getting his night time bottle – that we discovered is a big no no. Alex woke crying just before 11 after sleeping only about 2 hours- I gave him his bottle and then started he 99 bottles of milk routine. Matt was out at hockey and came home during this time, and Alex got very distracted. After 200 bottles of milk he was asleep – or so I thought.
I laid him down and he cried and cried. Since Matt was awake still he said he would put him to bed and I could go to sleep – if only it had been that easy. Alex cried and cried and screamed and screamed and at one point I thought he was some wild animal in the nursery – the sound was very scary! Matt was holding him and rocking him, but nothing would soothe the little guy. I ended up giving him a bit of Motrin thinking it could be his upper 2 teeth coming in. He also took most of another bottle. Poor Matt didn’t get to sleep until well after 1am.
He woke again at 4, took some of his bottle, and then we started our 99 bottles of milk again. I got down to 50 and he was still asleep – so I tried the Momma Ma song I created and after walking for almost 40 minute he was asleep. Or so I thought (again!). I laid him in his crib and he started to giggle like he was a wake – little monkey! So I just froze and pretended not to be there. He played a bit, tossed and turned and eventually was asleep. I got to sleep by 5:30am… and slept until 9. Alex slept until almost 10. I know that is a little late, but the boy needs to get his sleep (and so do I!). So now he is napping again, 2 hours after he work up. At least that part of the routine is sticking.
Thank you for all of your tips on the nails – will try a few today!