A few weeks ago, we decided to nightwean Sophia. She was 9.5 months at the time and did well (all things considering). We decided that the breastaurant was going to be closed from 8:30-5:30 and so every time Sophia would wake up, hubby went in to console her. The whole process took about 5 days. Much to our surprise, she was sleeping through the night after the 5 days for a few days. She also cut her first two teeth. We couldn’t believe ourselves; Until then, Sophia was feasting or rather snacking every 2-3 hrs. After two nights of relatively peaceful sleep, I felt like I’d not felt in a LONG time. In fact, looking back (at the time), I couldn’t believe how I survived the 9 months working full time and being up for 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hrs.
Our celebrations were shortlived as 5 days into the new sleepcycle, Sophia started waking up hourly. After some googling, we realized she had acid reflux. A call to the doctor was followed by a run to the pharmacy to get adult Mylanta. I personally have never had acid reflux or at least not severe enough to warrant an antiacid. That stuff is pretty vile. Tastes like flavored chalk. We tried giving it to Sophia who promptly spit it out. Fast forward 3 hours during her bath and equipped with a zillion little tchachkas, we finally were able to stuff 1 teaspoon into her and 2 teaspoons on her (for good measure of course). We’ve done this for the past few nights and I hope to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
But we’re so good at distracting and dispensing medicine now that we may as well moonlight as childnen’s remedy dispensers for all the houses with little ones in need.