Jake woke up again

By Thursday, August 19, 2010 4 Permalink 0

Inspiration usually hits me in the most inconvenient moments. Like when I am in the bathroom. Or when I am trying to make that little voice in my head shut up so that I can go to sleep!

Last night it hit me. But this time I came prepared! I ran downstairs and wrote on my journal.

This is what I wrote last night on my journal

Jake woke up crying again in the middle of the night. I was working on my computer in the kitchen so I let him cry it out. You see, lately he’s been waking up again at night to nurse. This usually happens when I’m about to go to bed anf I’m exhausted .

The crying stopped so I ventured into the room (he sleeps in our bedroom) to grab my pair of pants. Boy saw me and the crying began. I thought he wanted to nurse so I got ready for him to only discover he had woken up due to a full, stinky diaper!

I changed his diaper and nursed him to help him calm down.

We have a routine when it comes to nursing. He knows when it is time. He recognizes his boppy pillow. As soon as he sees me sitting down & placing the pillow around my waist, he turns his head away from me, throws his legs behind me, arms down and lets his body fall backwards onto the pillow. The right hand goes behind mommy’s back. And lately he tries to tickle me, not on purpose.

The left hand goes straight for the breast. Latches on and he is calm. He squeezes in a certain spot which causes the milk to squirt continuously.

And he falls asleep.

I hope we can begin sleeping through the night again. I’m going to have to let him cry himself to sleep again. Worked before. I might have to sleep on the couch again! All for the greater good, right?

  • Nana Poppins (Patty)
    August 19, 2010

    Awww. I never had the opportunity to nurse. I raised 3 sons year round and the 4th came for summers. My sister had 5 kids she nursed (14 years straight!!) as one was weaning she was preggers again! lol. She was a LLL leader so I have known my fair share of nursing moms and their issues. They had a family bed and she would just nurse them thru the night. Not having nursed myself Im not sure if that is something you can sleep thru.. But just a thought.

    Btw thanks for coming to my blog. I grabbed you button too! He he

  • Lisa
    August 20, 2010

    Great post! Sometimes they are going through a growth spurt and start waking up again, other times they cry loudly and appear to be awake but rally aren’t. You will know what’s best.

  • Amber DeGrace
    August 20, 2010

    I well remember those days! Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how one looks at it) I was unable to nurse past 6 months and 3 months for my babies. I’m happy we had the time we did, but the nights were always easier after switching from breast to bottle — not that I’m trying to promote formula, here! Breast is best, I firmly believe that. Sleeping through the night from 4 months on (for my youngest) was just one happy byproduct of my milk drying up early. 🙂 Keep writing, keep yawning, keep loving. Good post!

  • Aricka from Shamrocks
    August 20, 2010

    Following you back. Thanks for the kind comment on my drunken chicken. Made me smile 🙂