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Thursday, October 11, 2012

sleep deprived and slacking

This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.

I'm happy to report that, in the last couple of weeks, I've gotten better about being the paranoid mom who calls daycare and obsesses over the webcam. I'm not saying that leaving her all day is easy, it's just become easier. The teachers at daycare seem to love her (I think she's one of the lower maintenance babies in the room), and I have to say that I'm enjoying my time at work/getting a paycheck again.

Sleep seems to be a problem lately. At first we thought teething might be starting, but now I'm not so sure. All I know is that there's a lot of slobber, a lot of "hands in the mouth" action, and not so much sleeping going on at night - though she seems to be getting better during the day with her naps. Who knows. I guess we'll be able to tell if/when a tooth makes an appearance.

I still haven't quite gotten the hang of time management, which leaves my blog sometimes at the bottom of the to-do list. So please bear with me. I have some posts in the works, I promise. For now, update me on what's going on in your world(s). I don't get to read and comment on other blogs as much as I'd like to these days. What am I missing out on? Fill me in!


Serenity said...

Sleep came and went for us - always seemed to go just before a milestone (rolling over, crawling, walking, talking, etc). And sick, too - even know Lucky doesn't sleep well the night before he gets sick. Teeth, however? Slept through. Kids are so weird. :)

Either way, I hope it's a quick resolution for you. Being sleep deprived is no fun.

Becky said...

With my boys, I noticed when they started childcare - and had even more time away from us - their night wakings increased. I think they were trying to make up for lost time with momma :) It did level off after awhile, thankfully! Also, paychecks are good, lol.

Ashley said...

sleep deprivation is nasty. maybe she is experiencing some separation anxiety at night.. I know some friends who have returned to work had a bit of that at first (child wanting to be up at night to compensate)? or maybe it's just a nasty tooth! I live in a bubble too so not much to report!

Jin said...

She's somewhere between 3.5 and 5 months right? It's the 4 month sleep regression. Most babies go through it, and it sucks, lol. It can last anywhere from a week to 6 weeks, so hang in there Momma!

missohkay said...

Of course K is popular at daycare - she's ridiculously adorable! Every day I smile at her on my fridge. I know you don't need any assvice about teething, but for us teething was full of mind games b/c symptoms would be terrible long before we ever saw a tooth under the surface, so we'd constantly debate whether she was just having a bad sleeping phase or what?! Then the tooth would show up and solve the mystery. We're starting to have this figured out at long last! Good luck!

erika said...

Yes, she would be my favorite, too, she is pure cuteness!:) It sounds like you guys are getting on a nice routine. The nights can get really bad, but 4 months might just be the growth spurt and all the growing pains (including potential tooth eruptions, as suspected). Teething was the worst for us so far. Then I have to remind myself how it felt when my wisdom tooth erupted, eeek! it's tough!
I love the idea of the daycare webcam, she is such a little sunshine baby!

AnotherDreamer said...

Glad she's doing well at daycare and you're settling in too!

Sleep issues come and go for us... still. We had lots of hands in the mouth and slobbering months before teething began. Sometimes it's really hard to tell what's going on. Sometimes there isn't even anything going on, like the 4 (and 9) month sleep regressions.

someday-soon said...

Our ped said that every parent of a 2-4 month old thinks their baby is teething (I was one of them) but it's actually a natural increase in saliva production that occurs long before teething. Crazy huh? Sleep issues still come and go for us and our DD is 28 months. May sleep be will you all...soon!

Three Cats and a Baby said...

This is exactly where I am at...still...2 years later.

I do remember when Jay was that age he didn't sleep, drooled a lot, & chewed on things and I was convinced it was teething. It wasn't though- no tooth showed up until 7-8 months. I feel like I've been trying to figure the teething thing out for Jay's whole life. (I'm currently wondering if he is working on two year molars.)