Thursday, April 24, 2014


We are still fighting the war on sleep. We seem to be winning the war on night time feedings for now. 

Our biggest problem is the lack of crib sleeping. 

The past 2 nights we've put the girls down much earlier. Rather than doing a dream feed we are keeping them up after their 4:30ish feeding and then I'm nursing them right before bed around 7:30. They are going down like champs and W and I are really enjoying having more time to ourselves at night. 

The past 2 nights both babies have woken up about 3 hours after we put the down with super stuffy noses. I think if they didn't have stuffy noses that they might continue sleeping without interruption. We are running the humidifier in their room and using suction as needed, but I don't think there's much else we can do. 

They've had the stuffy noses for almost 2 weeks now. When I brought Lucy to the ped he prescribed amoxicillin and said he didn't want us to give it to her unless her fever spiked or she didn't improve within a week. She's definitely improved, but the stuffiness remains. I really would rather not give them antibiotics, but the ped had said it could be a sinus infection.

Both nights we tried to soothe and rock them around 11 pm, but it just didn't seem to be working. After repeated attempts to put them down and them waking up 2 minutes later, we brought them in the bed with us. 

I've been feeding Lucy once around 1 am and one night I fed Clara around 5 am as she was crying like she was hungry and W couldn't get her to calm down. 

All in all, the night time feeding frenzy has improved. Now we need to figure out how to get them to either not wake up around 11 or to go back down in their cribs.

We are taking baby steps here...


  1. I'm glad to hear things are going in the right direction. Remember that consistency and patience is key. This is a big change in rhythm for the girls too, so it makes sense that it can take them awhile to adjust.

  2. We have used baby Vicks on the boys' chests and feet with some success for nighttime stuffy noses. Glad to hear something is improving- it takes time!

  3. I heard from some ladies about pumps they use for stuffy noses.i don't know how useful they are because the best would be to prevent that from happening.

  4. I got tired from just reading this! I don't know how moms do it so give yourself a big squeeze! Sick kids are never fun and you are doing awesome.

  5. We put ours down early as well, and it is definitely nice to have that evening down time! Ayden sleeps pretty good, but Rylee tends to wake up about 11 or 12:00 as well and won't settle down unless I am holding her. It's exhausting. I am fighting the good fight right along with you right now!