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Last night I was seriously physically and mentally exhausted, so my mom promised me that she'd take the night feedings for me. I was happy & so thankful because I really needed the sleep...! Well, I heard my mom go upstairs & then come back down almost ALL night because my grandmother is having some problems tonight, so I volunteered to just get up and do the night feedings myself. I would have felt terrible if I had her do that after getting up all night & never sleepping.
So I got up, changed her diaper, fed her, and we were doing so well. She was just going to sleep when....SHe VOMITED EVERYWHERE!!! Now, I don't think it was her reflux + the new forumla she's on (Alimentum) because she's been doing so well all along with it, I just think maybe last night when she was scraming and screaming, she got herself too worked up? I don't know, but she vomited ALL over me and all over herself. I ended up lugging out the big baby bath and putting her in it at 3:45 am when she's screaming, I'm almost in tears (lol) and at the same time my mom comes down screaming about how my grandmother wants all the attention. Her and I are both physically exhausted. I owe a lot to my mom for helping me with everything. She didn't have to, but she did. I love my mom so much.
You know, sometimes I just wish her stupid father would understand how much I actually do when my daughter needs me like this. When she throws up, when she has reflux problems, no...he doesn't. He doesn't even volunteer to come over and help me ONCE in a while.
The sleepless nights really get to ya. I know that for sure. I have felt like screaming literally sometimes. But it's not their fault. I'm sorry her dad won't cme over to help, I can't imagine how that must be. HUGS...
Sorry you had such a rough night, I know how that is. Don't worry about Alayna spitting up, though ... even when you've got things under control, she'll still spit up occasionally - babies just do that. Hayden still RARELY spits up and a few times its been the entire bottle in the middle of the night. Its nothing you did wrong and it doesn't mean her reflux is back. I know its frustrating, but it will get better. Usually Hayden does this if we don't burp him well enough, but sometimes it seems its for no reason.
I can't even imagine how hard it is to do everything by yourself. I know its probably rough and with the added stress of your grandmother and then your mom's stress on top of that. Hopefully there wil be some nights soon that your mom can take over for you. My mom has done it a few times when Wade has been out of town and its been wonderful. I always feel guilty when she's so tired the next morning, but I know she enjoys it and doesn't mind. I'm sure your mom is the same way.
When Julia's having a particularly fussy couple of days, I'll just get into bed with her at 6pm and stay there until noon the next day lol At least if she's up a lot in the middle of the night I'll get a decent amount of sleep. Pop in a movie and just hang out. Even if you're not sleeping, at least your body's getting some rest!
((hugs)) I totally understand where you're coming from - I have a husband, but he does jack###### with the baby, especially at 3am.
Sometimes she calms down when she's in bed with me, so I sleep with her on my stomach or I sleep with her on the Boppy next to me, but sometimes she just doesn't want to sleep. I mean, I give her Mylicon and she calms down a bit, she doesnt scream as much as she had, but...
The pedi told me not to burp her because it might aggrivate her reflux, so I don't burp her anymore. She does it on her own and only spits up very little, but sometimes she just...vomits...it's not really vomit it's more spitting up EVERYTHING.
Tonight she's doing very good. She's sleeping and she has been. She only fussed for 10 minutes in the car before.