Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Hate It When He Does This

But then again it’s my fault. It’s 10:37pm and my 2 YO son is still awake. I did have him out past an acceptable nap time and I let him have a late nap so of course he is fighting sleep. All I want to do is go to bed myself.

I maybe got 3 hours of sleep last night? A sore back and a crappy bed were contributing factors. The night before last I tossed and turned all night. Some how I managed to get through the day without a nap and one cup of coffee. I think it was spending time with friends that kept me going.

The little guy hasn’t been eating much the last week. He is cutting his 2 year molars and has a cold but nothing has come through yet. It seems like forever since he started cutting his molars. Needless, to say I’ve been in worry mode. Thank-god he is drinking his formula today. I still have him on it as he eats poorly. It isn’t that I don’t offer him his favourite foods or anything I eat he is picky at the moment. I am working on a schedule for him and a meal plan…


Aaron is still fighting it. 5 minutes into the post I had to go in and console him as he was hysterical. I don’t believe in crying-it-out. I let him cry when warranted and know the difference between his cries. But as he can’t verbally tell me what he wants he cries for a reason. I know the whiny “I’m tired but fighting sleep” cry and when it’s to be ignored.

I wonder if maybe he has a fear of the dark? His light has a dimming option so I always leave it on just a tad. He all of a sudden has fear of the bathtub drain. When water is being let out of the tub he will scream bloody murder I you don’t get him out ASAP. And this is a cry of fear. Tonight I wanted to give him a good rinse as I had some Johnson and Johnson Soothing Baby Vapor Bath in the tub for his cold but he has really dry skin so I didn’t want that to be the last stuff to touch his skin so I lathered him up in his Aveeno wash and gave him a quick rinse. He wasn’t happy.

The poor kid. He’s teething, has a cold, has no appetite, had some major runny diaper issues today… I was hoping and praying he wasn’t coming down with a GI related illness. So far it was just a few episodes. Well the little dude is quiet. That is my cue to hit the hay also.


S.I.F. said...

Knowing the difference between the crys is crucial I think... Hope he starts feeling better!

Siera said...

Thanks. It took a long time to be able to discern the difference between his cries. The cries change over time so once you figure it out, they'll go and change on you!

SciFi Dad said...

Sadly it doesn't get any easier. If my 5 year old falls asleep in the car or on the couch for more than a few minutes, she struggles to sleep and is often up an hour or more past her usual bedtime.