This week has been rough for a couple reasons. For one Kevin has been swamped with his paper, and it hasn't gone as well as he has hoped. That's a whole different post for a different day. On my end I had to work the schedule this week that I hate the most. Mon-Wed was my 3 days on, which is three 12 hour shifts in a row...very tiring. And lastly Dane has totally refused to sleep for the past week. We have no idea what has happened, but for some reason or another Dane has been struggling. He has started freaking out when we put him in his crib, and will cry for as long as you let him. Usually he may cry for a minute or two, but then will stop and go to sleep on his own. The first couple nights we thought maybe he just wasn't tired, so we would let him stay up a little longer. But, when we put him back to bed he freaks out again. We have tried letting him cry it out... and 2 hours go by and the crying hasn't calmed down at all. We have tried letting him sleep with us because we were exhausted and he still wouldn't go to sleep. It is almost like he is suffering from insomnia. So, last night he we let him cry for about an hour, then Kevin went in and laid him back down and laid himself on the floor by Dane's crib. He was trying to show Dane that he was there, but was refusing to get him out of his bed. So, Dane cried and cried and eventually pretty much fell over. Well, about 2:30 in the morning Dane started screaming.. I let him cry for about an hour hoping that he would eventually go back to sleep, but he didn't. So, I went and got him and at first wouldn't even lay with us in our bed. We turned the tv on to calm him down... Kevin and I fell asleep. I woke up about every 30 minutes and Dane was awake every single time! Needless to say he only got about 4 1/2 - 5 hrs last night. On a good night he gets about 13 hours! Surely, with no sleep you would think nap time would be a piece of cake. Nope. didn't happen. He hung out in his crib for two hours and never went to sleep. Talk about wanting to throw your head through the wall. ARRG so frustrating.
So, today has not been fun! Desperate times call for desperate measures. Dane needs sleep..he is starting to get a bit manic. I'm not sure if maybe he has molars coming in or what the story is, so I decided to give him a little bit of benadryl tonight in case maybe his ears or teeth are hurting. PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME!! Something is going on, and we are at our Witts end!! seriously. And I plan on bringing him to the doctor in the morning just in case. And if it isn't his ears or teeth maybe they can offer up a suggestion to what to do and maybe what is causing the insomnia. At the moment he is fast asleep!! So please pray he sleeps good tonight.. I don't mind him waking up in the middle of the night, but it does worry me when he wakes up and can not go back to sleep. It has been a crazy week.. He has maybe gotten 13 hours of sleep total all week including his past weekend.
This is what happens when you have a boy with no sleep... he just lays down in the grass and refuses to get up! Poor Baby!