My poor baby, and by extension our little family, just can’t catch a break!! Charly has been impossible for about 10 days; as usual we blamed teething, even though she won’t let us look in her mouth. Something still seemed off though, so I took her to the GP to get checked out. Turns out she has fluid on the eardrum and the start of an ear infection.
Ear infections are apparently relatively common in teething bubbas, though I’m not sure I get the connection, so it boils down to the fact that teething genuinely sucks and IS the devil! Because we caught it just in time, we’ve just been given something to dry her up and Stopayne to help the pain and apparently help her sleep – haha. Both Stopayne and Dimatapp are apparently well known for making babies sleep – guess what, not my kid. She still wakes all the time.
Although to be fair, other than the being sick part, there have been definite signs of improvement on the sleep front. Until she started feeling really awful, she was sleeping in her cot all night, this has slipped as she’s slept clinging to me the last 3 nights for at least half the night. Her sleep stretches were beginning to improve, from 2 nights with an impressive 4h30 start, to a few 3 hours and 2 hours – all an improvement on 90 minutes.
She loves her room, especially her cherry blossom tree with it’s “bufffffff” (butterflies) and ffffffffff (flowers). She points at and says goodnight to her flowers, butterflies, birds and tree every night. She also adores her bunting and makes daddy stand at the edge for hours so she can hold the strings and make the buffffffff fly. She also doesn’t often wake crying anymore, she loves the big cot and lies and chats to her toys or the cherry blossom tree or, more often, pulls herself up and walks around her cot. Which she also does in her sleep, by the way. Most nights I wake to find her standing in her cot, and I lie her down, and she’s still fast asleep. Hoping this “sleep-walking” doesn’t continue once she’s older and in an open bed!!