Something happens in our house between about 10pm-1am. It’s been going on for days now and no sign of stopping, no matter how hard I pray. I’ve resigned to call it Baby Ben’s happy hour. It’s the time when he’s in the spotlight so be it, this too shall pass! It’s not like he’ll be like this until he’s 18, right?
So this baby crying frenzy – it’s a crazy cycle: he cries, I feed him, he dozes off. When I put him down, he squirms because he’s wet his diaper while feeding! I go into this very crucial decision making of whether to change his nappy or let him sleep as is. I know he’s going to wake up if I touch him but at the back of my mind, I know he’s going to have a rash if I don’t. So I change his diapers and he wakes up. I put him to sleep again and because it takes a long time, he is hungry again (at least showing signs that he’s hungry by trying to bite off my nose when I kiss his face…). I feed him, he dozes off but then since he is too full, he needs to burp or fart, whatever. He gives a really big burp (or fart) and he wakes up because of it.
Then he cries of course. My mom is in panicky mode but I told her sometimes, babies just need to cry (to exercise their lungs…) so we’ll just let him cry a bit…then she gives me dagger looks like I deserve the ‘worst mother of the year’ award.
So that’s our night time schedule, at least for now. We dread when the clock nears 10 o’clock at night!
Note: Other than the crying schedule at night, baby Ben is such a darling, sleeping like a baby. Literally!