View Full Version : post-op is exhausting!
10-28-2010, 11:33 AM
I REALLY miss sleep! He was doing so good 6 hour nightime sleep but this last week he is up every 20-45 minutes. He sleeps in his bouncy seat, so he is elevated. Andrew has 2 new teeth coming in and still healing and he constantly scratches the back of his head oh and he's caught a cold.
Is it also normal to not nap anymore? He doesn't ever act tired, wont nap and has more energy than anyone i've ever seen in my life. I'm exhausted :p
10-28-2010, 11:38 AM
Totally normal!!!!!!!! Although, he'd probably sleep better in his crib. If you want to try elevating him I'd try putting something or a wedge under the mattress. I know with Nick though, I gave up the elevation thing after one night. And Dr. Fearon told me it was not necessary. Imagine you trying to sleep in a chair all night...you'd probably not sleep well either. I say let him be comfortable in his crib. BUT....the sleep thing is normal though...takes about 3-4 weeks typically to get back to normal.
10-28-2010, 12:31 PM
I try the crib every night and did wedge it, but he sleeps even less in it. Then we move to bouncy seat. He slept in his crib since birth so i'm surprised he doesn't like it and sleeping in my bed doesn't work he just slaps me in the face over and over...so the no nap thing is normal too? I was prepared for no sleep at night but can't even shower until mike gets off work and i hate it :/ i believe you that it will pass but i'm super tired!
10-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Yup...it's normal. Just hang in there. Do you have a swing? he might like that too.
10-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Oh, and I forgot to add...Nick wouldn't sleep with the wedge either..that's why I took it out. You could try that if you are comfortable with him sleeping flat.
10-28-2010, 01:21 PM
I'm right there with ya sista!
Gabe used to take a few long naps during the day (up to 2-3 hours). Now I'm lucky to get 20 minutes!! At night we are ALMOST back to the normal wake up pattern except for one major thing - he's sleeping on me while I'm reclined.:sigh I know I know....not good. But when I tried to put him down in his crib he cries. He does ok for a while on his tummy but he's a back sleeper normally. I'm going to try his back again soon. The wedge doesn't really help. I mean - he goes down without crying on it....but doesn't stay asleep long.
I'm so glad all of this is "normal". He is also recovering from a little cold (runny nose) and oh those teeth want to come in so bad!! Gotta love the humor of timing. I can hear him fussing in the other room now. Thank God we have his nanny here with him. I'd be poco loco by now!! ha ha
Hang in there! Know you're not alone!
10-28-2010, 01:38 PM
Agree completely.... very normal! Our doctor told us it would be like having a newborn all over again for about 4-6 weeks! Brode woke up a few times a night, but started sleeping much better again once he got his staples out and his stitches began to dissolve. It is very normal though, hang in there!! Hope you can find something that works for him through this time, and can get a nap!
10-28-2010, 01:39 PM
Amanda I'm jealous! I WANT A NANNY! lol I'm doing dishes, entertaining andrew, and watching my 2 & 4 yr olds make a fort with my kitchen table and listening to justin bieber as loud as possible.
10-28-2010, 02:42 PM
I think sleeping varies for most post-op kiddos. My son never slept thru the night before surgery, so the post-op sleepless nights weren't anything new to me. As everyone has said, it just takes time. Hang in there, you will eventually get to sleep again, lol! :)
10-28-2010, 02:59 PM
As i wrote this i finished a pot of coffee, since i was mopping i put andrew in his crib to play just walked in to check on him again and he's asleep! Regret drinking the coffee now i can't nap with him..figures :)
10-28-2010, 03:17 PM
At least go put your feet up and relax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Sorry your so tired!! It took Mateo a little while to sleep through the night.. he just started like 1 wk ago!! I'm glad, because I was totally exhausted!!
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