Yvonne had posted earlier that Caleb was popping out teeth 3-6 on his top. After that Yvonne told me that teeth number 7 and 8, the next 2 on the bottom don’t usually come out until 15-21 months. That’s when the molars and canines come out around the same time too. So we’re thinking another 5 months or so of good non-teething for our son.
So you know those lower teeth that aren’t suppose to show up until 15 months? Well they’re here. And yes. That’s 6 teeth coming out at one time. From 2 teeth to 8 teeth in 2 weeks. No wonder he’s drooling so much.
So besides the teething, Caleb is also sick (as is the rest of the family). He’s been sick since Wednesday. He’s got a cold and can’t breathe through his nose well. He’s been eating much less than he normally does since he’s been sick.
Not only is he teething and sick, but he’s also constipated. Last night before we put our son to bed, we took his temperature. As the thermometer was up his butt, Yvonne could feel the poop right on the edge. So we helped him along. Helped him along to about 7 inches of poop coming out. Now for some of you, 7 inches of poop may not seem like much. But you have to realize that my son is only 28 inches long. That’s 1/4 his length. Imagine Shaq dropping a 2 foot deuce.
Anything else besides teething, illness and constipation? Yup! He’s just started to crawl as well. Well he’s not really crawling in your normal baby sense. But he definitely scoots across the ground.
So what does this all add up to? Well, Caleb since the beginning of the year has been sleeping extremely well for night time and for nap times as well. It’s quite an amazing turn around that he’s had since his non-sleeping days, which lasted for his first 6 months.
Since Wednesday, his sleeping has been pretty bad. It might be just the sickness messing with his sleep, but it could be and can be everything else that’s going on. He’s slept some nights waking up only twice, and then some nights waking up every hour. His naps have gone back to 30 minutes, rather than the 2 hours he had been getting consistently the previous month.
We know Caleb is going through a lot of stuff, but he needs sleep. He gets sleep, then mommy and daddy get sleep. If he doesn’t sleep, mommy doesn’t sleep and that doesn’t help anyone.
Please pray that Caleb will get healthy soon and return to his good sleeping patterns. Please pray that these short naps don’t become a habit, and he’ll return to his long napping again.