I’m not sure how much longer I can go on like this. I feel like I’m barely sleeping at night with Ben eating as often as he is. I thought that he might get better once I put him on solids, but if anything, he’s worse. He woke up nearly every hour last night wanting to eat. He doesn’t like his own bed and I don’t want to let him cry because there is no place to go to escape listening to it. I don’t mind having him sleep with us; I’m a big supporter and believer in co-sleeping. The issue is that he wakes up so often and I have to wake up at least a little bit to feed him. I’m not at the point of wishing he didn’t feed at night at all, but it would be nice to actually be able to go to bed and sleep for a few hours before he wakes up. Last night he went to bed at eight and was awake by quarter to ten. We tried to calm him down and the only thing that worked was feeding him. He’s six months old – he’s not supposed to be eating every two hours still!!
Anyway, the thing we need most is prayer that he would sleep better or that I would at least feel refreshed when I get up in the morning. I’ll be considering myoptions if he doesn’t improve soon. At this point, my best option seems to be wearing earplugs or headphones with some music and letting him cry if he wakes up before midnight. The big question is whether Mike would be able to sleep through it or not.
I’ve felt off for awhile now. It could be a physical issue, an emotional one, or maybe as simple as a lack of sleep. I am planning to go to my doctor for a physical and maybe bloodwork to make sure everything is working right. I haven’t lost any weight at all since summer and I’m starting to wonder if I might have a thyroid issue (since it’s in the family). I don’t really think I do – I think it’s more likely that I have an “I eat too much sugar” issue – but I just don’t feel right and I think it’s probably smart to rule out physical problems.
Anyway, that’s all. Prayers appreciated.