Ugh. What a terrible night!

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Ugh. What a terrible night!

Logan was SOOOO fussy last night Sad
He went to sleep okay at 8pm, and then woke up at 11 to eat. Nursed fine, went right back to sleep until 2am when he woke up. Fed him again and then he just cried and cried and cried until 6am. I tried EVERYTHING to calm him down! Rocking him, nursing, changed his bum, thought maybe he had gas (his tummy was tight- silly me for eating tomatoes Saturday evening!)... so I tried massaging his stomach to get the toots out. Nothing worked. Finally at 6am he nursed a bit more and then drifted off to sleep. He has had a stuffy nose since yesterday morning, so I was worried he was going to get a fever, but I checked his temp, and it was normal. He woke at 8, nursed, and then is now napping again, but has been whining a bit while he's sleeping. Any ideas as to what could be wrong? I feel so bad for him, normally he is he happiest little guy! Now dh is at work, and I am on my own with the three kids, with very little sleep. I also went off regular coffee (thought maybe it made him gassy/fussy a few weeks ago, but I still drink decaf), so this is going to be a LOONNNNGGGG day. Wish me luck!

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Been there done that. I went 48 hours with only 2 hours sleep total and had 6 kids to take care of during the day. Landon has had tummy troubles from day one. Warm baths in the middle of the night when things get bad have been a life saver. The warm water helps to relieve some pain and really there arent too many people who dont like a warm bath.I had no sleep friday or Satur night and then on Sunday night I was babysitting for my cousin.I had 12 kids that night after 2 nights of no sleep. Luckily Landon was an angel and slept.I didnt get to sleep until 3 and he woke up and ate at 5 and went right back to sleep.I think my body is finally adjusting to no sleep lol.

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Yes, I think our bodies do get used to the lack of sleep... 12 kids? That is crazy- you are SuperMom! Glad to hear Landon slept for you Smile You know, I didn't even think to give Logan a bath when he was fussy last night... he has baths all the time, and loves them... but I was clearly not with it... definately will do that next time, thanks!
He has been sleeping most of the morning, catching up on the lack of sleep from last night I suppose...
Thanks Amber Smile

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I have been dealing with this for a while. For us it is the stuffy nose, I have been to the ped nearly every week about it. I have never had a NB sick. Sometimes he chokes on his mucous in the night and I get scared.

We have been doing saline nose spray, then wait 10 minutes, put in nose drops (not sure what the nose drops are). But the saline makes space for the drops. If I just do drops, it doesn't work. If I just do spray, doesn't work either. But since the ped suggested this, it has been working.

He also said that suctioning this young is difficult because there really is just a drop that completely stuffs them up, so there isn't much to suction.

GL!

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We have nights like that sometimes too...Last night Sunniva was gassy & she's kept me up since 4 am. She has a slight cold as well so she is not a happy camper right now. This is DH's last day before he goes back to work & I am not looking forward to the rest of the week. Sad

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When Gianni gets really fussy and his tummy is hard I make a paste with warm water and baking soda and put it on his tummy, wrap him really good and make sure I put slight pressure on his stomach and almost immediately his gas comes out. I have done this with all my kids and my mom did this with hers and her mom did it with hers. But a warm bath works good too. But I always do the baking soda first.

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I'm sorry he's so fussy Julie! It might just be a growth spurt, especially if this is out of character for him. Trystan had a couple of days like that, and then it passed. Good luck!

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His fussiness turned into an all day/evening thing... he cried again for 3hrs straight from 3-6pm. By the time dh got home from work, I just handed him over and walked away and went to have a shower. I was exhausted. Since then he has been back to his happy little self... not really sleeping more than 4hr stretches at night. Last night was 3hrs on the dot. So I fed him 10, then he was up at 1:30, and 4:30 and then 7 to eat. I actually feel rested though! Thanks for the encouraging words Smile

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Glad to hear it has passed and you got some sleep! On nights when Gianni sleeps for 3 hours straight I sometimes find myself too rested, is that normal? Lol I will have a hard time falling back to sleep after the second feeding, I guess we just get used to getting up so often.