I write a post about how well she’s been napping and we have one of those terrible nights.
I suspected it was going to be bad when she first woke an hour and a half after I put her down. She went back to sleep pretty easily after I changed her diaper. I didn’t even nurse her, just rocked her and patted her back.
But then she woke at 1:30 and couldn’t be calmed down. Nursing didn’t work, she was restless and kept hitting me. So I took her to her room and tried rocking and she seemed to doze off and I put her back in the crib and within five or ten minutes she was standing up and rattling the side of the crib. Dom took her and tried to sit with her. She was calm for a while and then started screaming again. When he brought her back to me I tried nursing again and she was just crying too hard, she couldn’t stop long enough to even swallow any milk. She seemed to have a strong preference for having some light on, being in the dark made her more frantic.
We passed her back and forth and finally at about five I was able to rock her gently back to sleep. I took her to bed with me because even in her sleep she was whimpering. We slept on and off until about 8:30 when she woke in a good mood. She didn’t go down for a nap after breakfast, not too surprised about that. I hope she’ll take a good long one later, though.