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September 1st, 2009, 05:38 PM
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First of all, sorry I haven't been posting here much. Since getting my BFP I've been dealing with a lot of nausea and am just super tired, so I'm not online that much.

Anyway, Lily is sleeping on a mattress next to our bed. Our bed is Asian-style, so it is flat on the floor, so she's right next to me but on her own space now. The past 3 nights she has been waking up screaming and reaching out. She will scream for between 5 and 10 minutes (sometimes even longer). Nothing DH or I do calms her down. She'll just eventually find her thumb and fall back asleep.

She's almost 13 months and her gums are pretty swollen back by her molars. So I was thinking teething. But then when she's screaming it's like she's still asleep so I was thinking maybe night terrors? I'm just not sure what to do besides hold her and soothe her until she calms down. But it breaks my heart that she screams for so long and I can't fix it. Any advice?

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September 1st, 2009, 05:57 PM
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Poor little pumpmkin!! Sounds like molars, they hurt more and can cause some swelling in the ear canals. We had excellent success with hylands teething tablets, you just pop them right in her mouth, they dissolve and presto...relief. With the added bonus of tasting like sugar, so kids usually love them!
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September 2nd, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Congrats on the new pregnancy!

I was also going to recommend the teething tablets. They have been great for us. I hope she starts sleeping better for you! Poor baby girl.

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September 2nd, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Poor girl Abby has done the same thing since she was a toddler. She still wakes up sometimes and just cries, and nothing we say or do calms her down. If it's teething, that should give her some relief and help settle her down. I hope this passes quickly for you!
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September 3rd, 2009, 01:09 AM
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Have read somewhere on the internet that night terrors (which sound a lot like what your DD has) are connected with seperation anxiety and most of the times the babies don't even know or remember doing that......maybe that's what she is having? In which case it will resolve on its own in the end. Just a thought because you said that nothing you do helps. I don't really think it is her teeth because she sucks her thumb and falls asleep then. If her teeth were that bad i don't think that sucking her thumb would have helped.

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September 3rd, 2009, 03:07 PM
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I tried the teething tablets and they worked one night and not the next. So, we'll see. I'm hoping it just passes soon.

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September 4th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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YAY!!!! Your preggo!!! Congrats!!!! I haven't posted much in here lately either. I would say It could be her teeth. Cambria's been the same way lately. She's getting 3 in right now and 2 are molar's. Poor babies...Hope you feel better soon!
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