Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Night #2 with no swaddle/question for mommas!

I'm really struggling with the fact that Rylee is no longer a good sleeper. She never was "perfect", but she did sleep through the night 2 times before & she's slept better than she does now. The past month or so has been a little rough.

She's been going to bed around 8pm by being rocked & swaddled. I've been wanting to get rid of the swaddle for a while now since she rolls all over the place, but she just wouldn't calm down so we did the one arm thing out. Jeremy would rock her to sleep because as soon as you did she was pretty much out, but that had to stop sometime, right?

So, no more rocking her to sleep & no more swaddle. This is hard! Last night was pretty easy. She ate broccoli & sweet potato, bath, nursing & then story time. Then I laid her in the crib & she rolled over & pretty much went to sleep about 10 minutes later. I was thinking "this is going to be a good night." Yep, too good to be true. She woke up 2 times before 12:30am, but I was able to put her paci in her mouth & she passed back out. Then at 3:30 she woke up again, tried the paci & she wasn't having it, so I nursed her. She went back to sleep 30 minutes later. That totally beats the 2 hour time frame it would take me to get her back to sleep normally.

So, why did she go back to sleep so well?

WELL.......

A lot of other moms have been telling me not to change her diaper in the middle of the night unless it's pretty full or poop. I've always changed her diaper in the middle of the night. Not really thinking it may stimulate her too much, but I suppose it does. So I tried doing that last night. It may have worked? Or it may have been a freak of nature? 

I find it kind of gross to not change her diaper if she wakes up, but she has slept through the night & I never woke her to change her. So, it's like the same thing, right? It's such a hard decision for me because I don't like the thought of her sleeping in pee all night, but if it helps us both get sleep I think I may just continue doing it....

Do you mommas change your babies diaper in the middle of the night all the time? Any insight would be great!




3 comments:

  1. I cant believe she still was swaddled and didnt break out haha. I already told you what I do but i'll tell you again. When p wakes up I nurse her on one side, then change her diaper and nurse on the other side. I don't turn any lights on or talk to her. She doesn't get excited like she does during her daytime changes where she is kicking and rolling around. I think nursing her after I change her makes her sleepy again. we are up for like 30 minutes max. I lay her back down and she takes her paci and goes to sleep. Sometimes she talks and coos herself to sleep.

    If she starts sleeping through the night obviously I wont wake her up to change her but usually when she wakes up at night her diaper is really wet and I am not going to let her sit in it and risk her getting a rash or waking up because shes so uncomfortable. I wouldn't want to sleep in a cold, wet diaper! But that just my opinion.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those last pictures are SO cute! Love her sweet smile!! : ) I have no advice for you since I'm not a mommy, but I would say that you should change her just so she doesn't get a diaper rash or something. Maybe change her before you nurse her? Then she will get sleepy again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I commented before, but I'll chip in! I don't change V and she's never had a rash. We use a ton of diaper cream on that last diaper. When I did change her, she'd be up for hours, but now I can usually get her back down in 45 minutes or so. We still swaddle, so maybe I'd feel differently If I could change her quickly. At the end of the day, you've got to do what your comfortable with, and what works for you! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete

Categories

.21 suave deodorant (1) #2 (19) #2 6wks (1) $4 SHUTTERFLY PHOTOBOOK (1) 1 month (1) 10 months old (1) 10 pet peeves (1) 10k car left (1) 11 months (1) 11 weeks (1) 12w (1) 12w u/s (1) 13w (1) 14 days of valentines DIY (1) 14w (1) 15 months old (1) 16 months/echo results (1) 16 ways (1) 16m check up (1) 18 months (1) 19 months (1) 1st birthday party detaisl (1) 1st day of work (1) 2 giveaways won (1) 2 months (1) 2 months old (1) 2 of 15 (1) 2011 christmas card (1) 2011 christmas list (1) 2011 christmas list 2 (1) 2011 recap (1) 20w (1) 22 months (1) 25th bday (1) 27w (1) 28w (1) 2month shots (1) 2nd halloween (1) 3 fears (1) 3 months (1) 3 months in with 2 (1) 30 days/20 randoms (1) 30 weeks (1) 31 weeks (1) 32w (1) 35 weeks (2) 36w (1) 37 weeks (1) 37w (1) 38w (1) 39 weeks (1) 4 month check up (1) 4 months (2) 4.00 vacation (1) 4w pp (1) 5 greatest accomplishments (1) 5 months (2) 5 passions (1) 5 strengths (1) 5 weaknesses (1) 5 weeks #2 (1) 6 month pics (1) 6 month stats (1) 6 months (2) 6w (1) 6w pics (1) 7 months (1) 7 weeks #2 (1) 8 weeks (1) 9 month checkup (1) 9 months old (1) 9/10 weeks (1) a day in the life (1) a year ago (1) a year ago today-rylee (1) accent vlog (1) alabama 2012 (1) antepartum (1) apples video (1) baby #2 (2) baby giggles (1) baby parade 2012 (1) baby shower #2 (1) baby showers (1) bachelor news (1) bananas (1) beach 2012 (1) beach day 2012 (1) beauty prod (1) before/after pics (1) blood drawn (1) boca 2011 (1) boo boo box (1) boob tube babble-bachelor pad (1) bruce (1) canvas (1) CARROTS (1) carving pumpkins 2012 (1) carving pumpkis/corn maize (1) catch up (1) chicago (1) chloe (6) chloe's nursery (1) chloes birth (1) chocolate socks review (1) choking (1) christmas 2010 (1) Christmas 2011 recap (1) christmas 2012 (1) christmas decor (1) Christmas goodies 2011 (1) CIO (1) cleaning (1) climber (1) cloth diapers (1) cooking friday (1) couponing (1) coupons (1) d.c day #2 (1) d.c day#1/house (1) d.c. day#7 (1) daddy coming home from work (1) daddy coming home from work part 2 (1) daddys boat (1) dapple review (1) day one of 15 (1) day#5 (1) dc (1) dc day#3/4th july (1) dc day#4 (1) dear 16 year old.. (1) debating baby parade (1) decked out in fishing gear (1) delivery (1) Diesel/rylee video (1) diy christmas (1) dream kitchen (1) early xmas gifts (1) easter 2012 with family (1) easter bunny 2012 (1) fathers day 2011 (1) Favorite thing friday (1) FFF/rylee screaming (1) finding a long lost sister (1) first day at gymnastics (1) first night sleeping through the night (1) first post in 2012 (1) first time alone (1) first time eating rice (1) first time in crib (1) first time in the pool (1) first time on the boat (1) fishing (2) florida aquarium (1) former job (1) freebie friday (1) friday confessional (1) friends with babies (1) fun at the park (1) fun friday (1) gender reveal (1) Georgia (1) giveaway winner (1) giveaways coming up (1) going crazy in crib video (1) grades (1) grapes (1) guest post (1) guest post- jennifer (1) guest post- krystal (1) halloween decorating (1) HANA review (1) hiding video (1) hospital stay (1) how we met and so on (1) HS memories (1) i confess (1) i may have (1) i need.. (1) if i could live anywhere (1) induction date (1) induction w/ no epi (1) it's okay thursday (1) jobs..moving. (1) js 35th birthday (1) keepsy review (1) kitchen (1) labor day 2012 (1) lacey nail strips (1) life (1) life lately (2) life with 2 (1) liquid sidewalk chalk (1) living room (1) love (1) maddies bow (1) mama blogger (1) mark (1) mark. giveaway (1) Mastitis (1) mastitis rd 2/ vday pics (1) maternity pics (1) memorial weekend (1) missiko (1) missiko giveaway (1) missiko winner (1) missy's portrait review (1) missy's portraits giveaway (1) mom friends (1) mommy of two (1) more 6 month pics (1) most embarassing moment (1) mothers day 2011 (1) my 24th bday (1) my dream job (1) my feature/mommy blogger (1) nail files (1) name reveal #2 (1) nanas house (1) new boat (1) new cabinets (1) new design (1) new hair cut. (1) new house (1) new house 4 people (1) new living room (1) new suv (1) night #1 in crib (1) night#2 in crib (1) night#2 w no swaddle (1) nye 2010/2011 (1) oatmeal (1) one year old (1) our love story (1) outside (1) painted nails (1) park day/video (1) part 2 antepartum (1) part 2 questions (1) paytons birthday (1) phone pics (1) photo blog (1) photoshoot (1) photoshop (1) pics in 37w (1) pinterest (1) pinterest meals (1) pinterest wednesday (2) PLD giveaway (1) PLD winner/butt paste (1) pray for a friend (1) pre baby- post baby pic (1) premama giveaway (1) presents (1) presidents day (1) questions answered (1) R 17 months (1) rain video (1) randoms (2) relationship with parents (1) resignation (1) revamp (1) rolling over (1) romance in a glance giveaway (1) Rs 1st time at the beach (1) Rs day of birth (1) RYLE laughing (1) Rylee (7) rylee busted lip (1) rylee catching bait video (1) rylee crying (1) rylee dancing video (1) rylee feeding herself (1) Rylee getting big (1) rylee screaming video (1) rylee shaking her rump (1) rylee sick for the 1st time (1) rylee spitting video (1) rylee standing (1) rylee standing video (1) rylee trying to climb out of high chair (1) rylee video (1) rylee's 1 year photoshoot (1) rylee's 2nd birthday (1) rylee's party cake (1) rylees bday ideas part 1 (1) rylees first cold (1) rylees new face (1) rylees year check up (1) rylees zoo (1) saggy boobies (1) santa 2011 (1) schools (1) selling my car (1) seriously thursday (1) seriously thursday- (1) seriously thursday-vaca (1) SERIOUSLY THURSDAY-WALKING (1) Seriously Thursdays (1) seriously- laundry (1) seriously-pet peeves w/ rylee (1) shopping (1) shopping 4 clothes (1) shopping cart (1) show and tell;babies (1) shutterfly (1) shutterfly giveaway (1) shutterfly winner/questions (1) shutterfly xmas giveaway (1) silly faces (1) SMS (1) sneak peek of fam pics (1) snow 2013 (1) spaghetti squash (1) squash video (1) SS thursday/its ok (1) stalkerish (1) strep/pink eye (1) strut yo stuff girl (1) sugar cookies (1) sun and fun (1) sunglasses (1) survey (1) t-day (1) talking video (1) target tuesday (2) teas test (1) teething/ethan smash cake (1) thanksgiving '11 (1) the hardest thing (1) the most difficult thing (1) the one thing i wish i were great at. (1) throwing arms video (1) thursday randoms (1) tiny prints xmas cards (1) to the mother with one child (1) Top 2 Tuesday (1) top 5 laughs (1) tornadoes (1) train ride to dc (1) treat campaign (1) two peas in a pod (1) ulta (1) unnanounced visitors (1) us capitol/georgetown cupcakes (1) Valentines Day 2012 (1) video of rylee laughing (1) vintage shopping (1) virus 2012 (1) walking video (1) water day (1) wedding bells (1) wedding dress sold (1) Wee bit wednesdays (1) weekend (1) what animal i would be (1) what i love (1) what im looking forward to (1) what they don't tell you post baby (1) where i buy rylee's clothes from (1) why mothers need their sleep video (1) wigglers xmas party (1) winning giveaways again (1) words of wisdom (1) working (1) WW (1) zoo trip #2 (1)
 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2011 • All Rights Reserved