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Hi everyone. Ava is so cute and doing well.

Nicole!!! How are you?? Glad to see you posted!!! How are you??? Are you recovered from the HG??? I'm sure you are by now.

Miss T...the last week before our 6 month visit, DD went through a phase of not sleeping well at all (at night). She had been doing so great...then all of a sudden DH and I were getting up with her about every hour. She would cry. I'd give the paci & pat-down...she'd go back to sleep, and was awake & crying within an hour. It was killing me.

I asked our Ped about this, and he said around 6 months the babies start dreaming a lot, so that could be the problem. He said they sleep very lightly because of this. He said there's not a whole lot you can do, but if we've taught her good sleep habits already of DD being able to put herself to sleep (I felt I had)...then stop going in to pat her down every time. She knows how to put herself back to sleep. Ped said 6 months is also the time babies learn about Action/Reaction...and DD was expecting me to come in and see her whenever she cried....because I did. Her crying was whiney & droned on and on. I was going to her in the middle of the night to quiet her so I could sleep.

Ped recommended shutting the door to her room, running white noise in our bedroom, or something to kind of drown out the crying. I shut her door and keep the baby monitor really low. After 2 nights of this, she's conditioned again to not expect me to come in, and she's back to sleeping better. I am sleeping much better too. I still hear her crying around 5am or so wanting to be fed...that cry is different from the whiney cries.

Ava sits up for quite a while on her own now (I have to set her up in the sitting position first). She can roll over if she wants to, but hates it, so we don't force it. She's very interested in grabbing and trying to get at things.

I'm trying to get her to say "mommy" and "feet". She hasn't said any words yet. There are several words she understands when I say them..."Ava", "pants", "milk", "feet", and "mommy".

She's getting so big and she's so well-behaved. I think back to the earlier days with the colic and just being a newborn...remembering how tired I was...I can't believe I've made it this far. As much as I loved her as an infant...I love her and the experience even more now.
[QUOTE=Gayle0000]Hi everyone. Ava is so cute and doing well.

Nicole!!! How are you?? Glad to see you posted!!! How are you??? Are you recovered from the HG??? I'm sure you are by now.

Miss T...the last week before our 6 month visit, DD went through a phase of not sleeping well at all (at night). She had been doing so great...then all of a sudden DH and I were getting up with her about every hour. She would cry. I'd give the paci & pat-down...she'd go back to sleep, and was awake & crying within an hour. It was killing me.

I asked our Ped about this, and he said around 6 months the babies start dreaming a lot, so that could be the problem. He said they sleep very lightly because of this. He said there's not a whole lot you can do, but if we've taught her good sleep habits already of DD being able to put herself to sleep (I felt I had)...then stop going in to pat her down every time. She knows how to put herself back to sleep. Ped said 6 months is also the time babies learn about Action/Reaction...and DD was expecting me to come in and see her whenever she cried....because I did. Her crying was whiney & droned on and on. I was going to her in the middle of the night to quiet her so I could sleep.

Ped recommended shutting the door to her room, running white noise in our bedroom, or something to kind of drown out the crying. I shut her door and keep the baby monitor really low. After 2 nights of this, she's conditioned again to not expect me to come in, and she's back to sleeping better. I am sleeping much better too. I still hear her crying around 5am or so wanting to be fed...that cry is different from the whiney cries.

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Thanks for the info. I am at my wits end. I will be asking my dr. a lot of questions when I go. I have a fan running in his room for noise I do have a problem with letting him cry other than the one night I tried it and he ripped his diaper off and peed on everything. His room is right next to my 12 yo daughters room and she has school so I feel I must keep him quiet same with dh I try not to wake him up at night either and it's hard with a baby screaming at the top of his lungs what seems like every hour or less. I am thinking he doesn't feel good today because he has slept 3 times and the other times he's been awake he's been so whiny! I gave him infant motrin.





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