11.03.2010

ZZZZs & Grub. What's that?

For the past... almost three weeks, Londyn hasn't been sleeping. We thought it was due to her first molars coming in, but now I'm not so sure.

Londyn has always been an amazing sleeper and eater! She has always eaten anything and everything! As for sleep, she was sleeping 11 hours at night with 2 naps during the day. AMAZING, right?! All that is history now, because she is barely eating ANYTHING except for her "ba-ba" (sippy cup with milk) and occasionally a couple bites of whatever I feed her for meals. I can tell she is hungry because she walks around signing "eat", which she never does unless she is hungry. But then when I put her in her high chair, she protests anything edible. This refusal of food includes unhealthy food too! She'll humor me by eating a little bread or a couple bites of yogurt but that's about it.

As for sleep... ay yay yay. Where do I start? I put her down at her normal bedtime, which is between 7 and 7:30pm. She sleeps for a good block of time but then wakes up in the middle of the night, anywhere from 2 to 6 times. She has always been pretty good about crying herself back to sleep (which I am a huge advocate of doing) but now when she wakes up, she sounds like she is in pain and totally miserable. I am testing out only giving her one nap a day, ranging from 45 minutes to an hour. By nighttime, she is exhausted but yet still wakes up constantly.

Today I bought some toddler formula to put in her milk, so at least she's getting some extra calories. I have noticed that she is thinning out a bit and it's making me nervous!

If things don't get better by next week, we will be heading into our pediatrician. What is it with Londyn not being able to go a month without seeing a doctor?

Londyn interpreted "quiet play time" in her room as nap time on the floor. Poor thing.

1 comment:

Tara and Andrew said...

awe poor thing! i hope she starts to feel better soon, hopefully it's just her molars and not some crazy habit! hang in there kacie!