Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!

Will and I just wanted to tell all of our bloggy friends Happy 4th! We will be watching fireworks from our balcony since we can see downtown Annapolis. What a perfect way to watch them!
Question to all the moms...Will is now sleeping in his crib without rocking or swinging. SO HAPPY! But now he has been waking up at 2 or so in the morning and wanting a bottle, what gives? My friend thinks it might be because he is teething and wants to suck on something. But he won't accept his binky. Hmm....? Any ideas or tips?

Happy 4th of July to all my baby friends out there in the the blog world. Be safe!


Shannon said...

Hope you guys have a great day!!! And fireworks from your balcony sounds just perfect - lucky you . . . those are great seats! :-)

Can you pick Will up and get him back to sleep without a bottle? I would guess it's just a phase (teething or growth spurt or something) and it will pass. He is young enough that a bottle won't hurt him in the middle of the night . . . but I know it's tiring for you to get up with him!!!

Heather at A Boy, A Girl, & A Pug said...

I don't know the history here, this is my first time visiting you, but my guess is that he has trained himself to fall asleep with something.

But again, I haven't read your whole blog so what do I know!

I know Ella (6 months this coming Tuesday!) still wakes up in the middle of the night so that I can nurse her back to sleep. I know I shouldn't, but it's just so much easier and in my 4am fog, I just don't care!

Good luck!

McMommy said...

how cute!!! I hope will enjoyed the fireworks!

Ok, so I have a request for an exercise of the week! What are some good exercises to get my bat wings (aka arms) toned quickly??

McMommy said...

Oh and to answer your question....Carter woke up for a middle of the night bottle until he was 8 months old. He would gulp it down and then go RIGHT back to sleep.

I know alot of my mom friends told me he didn't need it, but it was one of those things that I felt like HE DID. He was a big baby and the fact that he went RIGHT back to sleep after drinking it made me feel like he wasn't pulling one over on me....he really was hungry. And then one day, he just stopped waking up for it. I think he was eating solid REAL solid food...little bits of meat, and mashed potatoes, etc. and was truly "filled" when he went to bed.

Again, just my experience....I probably did things WAY wrong but it worked for us.

Jeanne said...

Hmmm... does he show signs of new teeth coming in during the day? Maybe it is just a growth spurt and he really is hungry. Have you tried an extra feeding during the day?

If it's his teeth and not hunger, something you might want to try (it worked for my two) is Orajel nighttime gel. I never used the daytime stuff (during the day I had them chew on those refridgeratable - lol is that a word - plastic rings that are filled with water).

The night time gel works well because you only need a very small amount, and it instantly numbs the gum. For my two it was enough to quiet the gum pain and let them fall back asleep without waking up too much.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Watching the fireworks from your balcony sounds like it was perfect! We could see our towns from our driveway and I thought that was pretty stinkin' good!

Eliza has been waking up in the middle of the night too - which is weird cause she is a fantastic sleeper. I think it's because she is rolling over and that causes her to wake up. All that to say... I was feeling the wake-up int he middle of the night pain, last week, too.
I hope you are able to figure out what Will needs!

Whoo-hoo! I love/hate dips!


Chelle said...

Hmmm...okay, he may be teething or maybe he is just extra hungry? We usually give Bella another bottle right before bed so she won't wake up hungry. But I do know the teething thing makes her wake up, too. She would scream, cry, etc and only a bottle and rocking in the chair could put her back to sleep. Are his gums swollen? I hope he starts sleeping better for ya :) Keep us posted, sweetie!