Sleep for the sick and teething

The last few days both boys have been fighting sleep. They don’t want to nap and are restless when they finally go to sleep. Yesterday was particularly bad for JSL. Thanks to teething (I can feel those suckers on the front bottom under the gums) he’s miserable. He wants to nurse often since he can’t nurse long thanks to the pressure and he wants to be held. He didn’t want to sleep. In order to help NHL with something I had to put him in his crib with heavy eyelids. So I put him in and he flipped to his back. I left him like that and put on the noise machine with waves. Here is the end result after a little while.

 Tired JSL fell asleep listening to waves


He finally rests for a short time

Today NHL was a basket case. He’s been cooped up in the house since Saturday night, except for a quick trip to the doctor on Wednesday (same here except for 3 other mini-trips to get things at the store or NHL’s new school). He would not listen to me and refused to sleep. After much crying he fell asleep in his bed, had a nightmare and then I carried him to the couch in the living room. Here’s how he is right now:

 Poor NHL was SO tired he didn't want to sleep


NHL sleeps after a week home sick

Hopefully something will happen with JSL’s teeth to ease his pain. Mind you I am not looking forward to chompers when nursing, but he’s so miserable. And we’re hoping that NHL can get rid of this fever. The antibiotic seems to be helping his wheezing (along with the other medication he’s taking), but who knows about the ears since he still has a fever. I just know it’s doing a number on his GI system.

C’est Moi

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  • Nancy says:

    So sweet – nothing like sleeping boys, especially when they’ve been fighting. Glad JSL likes his blankie :)

    I sympathize on the teething – I can feel Zach’s top 2 teeth right under the gum. I hate teething!

  • TheAngelForever says:

    Nancy: Yes, it is especially sweet when they are both sleeping in their room at the same time in similar strange positions.

    JSL loves his blankie. They were made by such a wonderful lady, I think you know her ;)

    Hugs to Zach and you during the teething thing. We not only feel JSL’s lower ones coming you can see the buds. It looks so painful. Teething is just so evil for such helpless little babies.

    C’est Moi

  • Kmelion says:

    So far Nati’s just chewing away on his fingers. We had a few restless nights where he was up and wanting to nurse every 2 hours but that seems to have settled down.

    I’ve been checking, but so far I don’t feel or see anything coming in or up or through.

  • TheAngelForever says:

    Kmelion: Be on the watch for Nati’s in the next month or so. JSL was chomping on his fingers, a blanket, or anything else he could stuff into his mouth. After about a month or so of this we started to feel something hard underneath the gum line. Within the last week we can see white tooth buds below.

    I hope for his sake and yours they do not appear and he is not in discomfort from the teething monster for many months to come.

    C’est Moi