Zombie Doodaddy

by doodaddy on July 29, 2007

There’s a cartoon in a New Yorker from last month where a psychiatrist is talking to a baby who’s on on the cliche “shrink’s couch.” The caption reads,

“All right, enough about breasts.”

Last night was horrible, again. Boo was up at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (for an hour) and 2:30 (for 90 minutes). We tried Sue’s suggestion of Tylenol, since her little canines are coming in — no luck. I strongly suspect that we’re having weaning trouble again.

It’s pretty much the same as before: Working Mom nurses her to sleep, but Boo doesn’t get much food out of it, so she wakes up hungry and upset. I give her a bottle, keeping her awake as long as I can so she’ll get mucho leche. The whole process (mom nurses, baby sleeps, baby wakes up, daddy feeds) can take an hour or two, and if it’s repeated — well, I got to bed at around 4:30 last night.

At least it’s Saturday, so I got to sleep in — the first time this week I’ve gotten more than a few hours’ rest. And thank the maker for iPods.

I wonder what my personal sanctimommy would advise…

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Sue at nobaddays July 29, 2007 at 2:04 pm

I’m sure Sanctimommy’s babe slept through the night from two weeks đŸ˜‰

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PJ July 29, 2007 at 6:24 pm

I highly recommend _The Happiest Baby on the Block_ which is all about how to soothe a troubled newborn. It specializes in what the author calls ‘The fourth trimester’ – the first 3 months of baby’s life.

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doodaddy July 29, 2007 at 9:10 pm

Thanks! We did use that book (I even blogged about it!), but now, at 18 months, we seem to be dealing with a different animalĂ¢â‚¬Â¦ literally!

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JaniceNW July 30, 2007 at 3:11 am

Transitions and teething can be very upsetting to the toddler. 18 months can be an age of turmoil as well. My oldest started his “terrible twos” about 18 months.

Good luck and remember this won’t go on forever.

(My kids are 16 and 18~one does live through the sleep deprovation phase)

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