Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Every night...

Between 6:30pm and 10:30pm the babies both melt down for no apparent reason. This has resulted in so much stress and aggravation. They don't need or want anything. They get fed, they're changed and nothing really works. Which makes it impossible to get anything done including eating dinner. Every night I feel like I'm going to lose my mind, not to mention I need food, and I need it before 11:00. But there's never any time to make anything let alone eat it. Luckily around 11 the babies always go down and sleep until their next feeding, which are still occurring every 3 hours. I'm losing my mind. We tried putting them down for the night earlier but that plan failed.

Also in the past few days Emerson has had some regression with her eating. She's already made so much progress in the time she's been home, but lately she's been struggling again, especially if she's tired. When she's tired she just can't seem to eat, and ends up choking over and over again. Yesterday, she choked so bad that she turned a little blue and pretty much gave me a heartache. I'm not really sure why this is happening again... but it's frustrating and sad to see her struggle so much to eat.

6 comments:

Becks said...

That sounds so hard :( You are such a GREAT mom, hang in there! One baby is so hard, you are a hero for doing such a great job with two.

Little Wonders said...

OMG, Sadie, I could have written that post! This is sooo crazy. Our girls are having meltdowns every.single.night from about 8pm to midnight. It takes two people full-time to try and keep them from screaming their heads off the entire time. If I'm by myself (like I was last night), forget it. It's hopeless. By the time DH got home at 10:30pm, they had worked themselves into such a frenzy, it took us until 1:30am to calm them down. It's aweful.
About the feeding: My "weak" eater def has better days and worse days. She'll make a lot of progress, and then have a few bad days again. I'd watch her for a few days, and see if she's making progress overall - like from one day to the next. If not, I'd call the pedi and make sure she doesn't have any other issues (reflux, etc) that is making eating hard for her. Hang in there.

Little Wonders said...

Sorry, I meant to say if she's making progress from one week to the next.

Queenie. . . said...

First of all, LOVE the header photo. I read you a lot on my phone, so I'm not sure how long it's been up, but I love, love, love it.

Re: the meltdowns. . .this, too, shall pass. In the meantime, can you make easy casseroles at some point during the day that you can just pop into the oven, and eat between screaming bits? You need your nutrition--being hungry and deprived is only going to make it harder. Plus, your ears need the nutrition to help them repair from all that raucous noise!!! I hope this resolves for you soon.

~Jess said...

You guys are doing an awesome job!

I was just reading in my breastfeeding book that most babies go through an extreme period of evening fussiness between 3 and 6 weeks (which they would be adjusted-age, right?)

That might be part of it.

Hang tight!

Christi said...

Sadie, the pic on the blog homepage is sooo precious. It honestly brought tears to my eyes. Your babies, although challenging at times, are amazing! So beautiful. Now I have to do some pics like that of my little man.