Long Silence…

I know, this blog has been awfully quiet for the last little while. The problem is, my 4-month-old son has decided to stop sleeping. He used to be a pretty good sleeper: at 2 months old, he would sleep from 9 to 3, then from 3:30 to 6:30 or 7… I had no clue just how lucky I was! About a month ago he added a feeding around midnight. I didn’t like it, but I figured that was still pretty good. Then he started waking up every 2 hours. Then every hour. These days, although we can put him to bed relatively easily, he tends to wake up suddenly thirty (or fifteen, or five) minutes later.

That means that I’m deeply sleep-deprived, and when he sleeps during the day I have to nap, too, instead of write posts. But of course that is rare, too; his naps seem to also end after half an hour. We have tried everything: he won’t take a soother, he won’t take a bottle, music doesn’t help… We tried swaddling him again. We tried giving him a bath before bedtime. We tried the swing – that helps him stay asleep for 30 to 60 minutes, but we couldn’t use it at night since it has an auto-shut-off. We are now looking forward to his doctor’s appointment on tomorrow. Maybe he has an ear infection? Maybe he’s allergic to something I’m eating? Who knows…

So until he (and I) get a little bit more sleep, this blog may be a bit boring. And the November photos may not get posted either, as Zak is spending all of his time at home taking care of the baby so I can get some rest (and hopefully not go completely insane) instead of editing photos… Sorry for that. Eventually things should get better and we’ll be back on track. Hope you stick around!

3 Responses to “Long Silence…”

  1. Danielle Says:

    Franchement, ça ne te prend pas grand-chose pour laisser tomber!!! Hé hé!!! Pauvre Sophie! Comme je te comprends!!! Je peux te dire que de le balancer en bas de la table à langer ne règle pas le problème; on a déjà essayé, si tu veux bien profiter de notre expérience! Maintenant, avec Elana, on a eu une période ressemblant plutôt à ce que tu vis et on s’est rendu compte qu’elle faisait ses dents et souffrait horriblement! On s’est sentis coupables!!! A quatre mois, c’est déjà possible! En tous cas, bonne chance, dis-toi qu’au Québec tu pourras le passer à plein de matantes et une grand-maman qui se feront un plaisir de te relayer!

  2. sophie Says:

    Oui, j’ai bien hâte. J’espère que c’est juste des dents, mais il me semble qu’elles seraient sorties depuis le temps!

  3. Danielle Says:

    Pas nécessairement!!! Elana a eu mal très longtemps avant qu’on aperçoive même ses dents à travers la gencive! Touche ses gencives et vois s’il mord et pleure après. Je te le souhaite parce que c’est quand même assez simple à enrayer une fois qu’on a cerné le problème!