Tuesday, September 13, 2005

She poo'd!

Yay! I know many of you don't care or understand my fascination with my daughters stool, but it really does consume my thoughts. Lately she has been even more constipated than usual, which is awful. Yesterday she grunted and screamed and wailed herself through the day, laying the occasional rock hard pebble in her diaper. This morning however...wow...so much poo, and not the constipated stuff at all! This is her first non-constipated poo in a month, and I am so pleased.

Oh, and just to let you know, the waking in the middle of the night phase is not over at all, she was just lulling me into a false sense of security. Last night she got up at 3, and was wide freaking awake. She played, and crawled on me, and smacked me, and shouted at the cats, and babbled to herself for almost two hours. She rubbed her eyes once and we plopped her into her crib, where she continued to chat with herself for another 30 or 45 minutes. Needless to say, today she is very tired and cranky, and so am I.


Emmett said...

The German in me says that if babies wake up in the middle of the night that you check to make sure that they are all right and that they are fed, but you do not give them attention. If they know that wailing will bring Mommy running in the middle of the night, then they will do it... little buggers learn quickly.

Hard as it might be to listen to, for your own peace of mind you might want to consider it. Of course, it's easy for me to say as I'm not the one who has to listen to her screaming, am I?

Jenn said...

Yes, I agree with you in principle, but it's different when you're lying in bed, listening to the screaming and you know that you aren't going to sleep anyways. I do know that she is waking up because she's hungry and growing, so it's not that big a deal...most nights she goes right back to sleep after her bottle. It's just that between my problems falling asleep, and her waking up in the night, I am not very well rested lately.

Emmett said...

Doreen went through exactly the same situation you are in (but with twins, mind you). Waking up in the middle of the night for water/food/attention became a habit for her boys until finally she had to steel herself. For several nights she just had to let them cry and cry and cry (one night I even kept her company... we watched TV and grated our teeth) until eventually they cried themselves to sleep (it's exhausting). It almost drove her nuts, her instincts kept telling her to run to their room. And after a few days of it? They just stopped, and never re-started.

Not saying you don't know best, Jenn, it's just an unasked-for suggestion.

Goody said...

I'll bet if someone had suggested a year ago that you'd be discussing and blogging about baby poop you'd never have believed it. Ah well, look at us now!(I do it as well).

We're doing the "cry (scream)it out" routine now. Danny sleeps through the night because we give him a bottle right before bed, but he screams for a good hour until he falls asleep-without fail-every single night. It is horrible-I don't know how much more of it I can take.

In a few years though, they will be screaming at us to *get out* of their rooms, and leave them alone!

Anne R. Key said...

Poo'd is a way funny word.