Thursday, October 4, 2007
PAUSE: It's been about 3 minutes and I hear the screaming. I'll be back.
Okay, I'm back... after about 5 minutes, here she is... doesn't she look sound asleep? Fingers are crossed again.
A ha! this Detective Mama thought. I have a clue. After taking a nap together (many sources will say this is bad, so don't tell... it's hard to nap when you're scoping out your sleeping baby) I consulted some more sources and thought I'd solved it - she has gas, which is making it hard for her to sleep flat on her back! This would explain the legs pulling up and also how she is comfy sleeping on her tummy or in the upright position. And after this sleuth work, I noticed many more toots while she layed on her tummy.
Unfortunately, none of these sources really gave good tips on helping a gassy baby get to sleep on their back. Lots of tips for while they're awake, but few for while they're asleep. So for today I'm taking the 'whatever it takes' approach. I let her sleep on her tummy (shhh.. don't tell the tummy sleep police, she was supervised) this morning. And, as you can see in the 3rd picture, I've attempted to put her on a bit of an angle with the pillow under her back. Tonight we will put some books under her mattress to provide a safer version of the angle. And, so far so good... still no screams and I think I've been typing for over 5 minutes!
Ahhh... the adventures of mamahood! Who knew all those years of watching Murder She Wrote, Law & Order, and CSI would come in handy!
FINAL UPDATE: Here come the screams again.... AHHHHH!!!! One more try and then I'm giving in for this round.