Kristy - posted on 10/30/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 11 month old girl just got over having a viral infection. She now wakes up in the middle of the night crying. When I pick her up, her head goes right to my shoulder as if to go back to sleep. I hold her for a few minutes then put her back down. Well that doesn't go over too well. She screams so loud and is so upset. I wait at the most 10 minutes then go back in to sooth her. This isn't working as it did in the past. I try to give her a bottle and she stops crying immediately and starts falling back to sleep. She pulls away from the bottle and tries to get comfy on me (diaper is not wet). I again wait several minutes (she is still struggling to get comfy). I put her back in her crib. She starts screaming at the top of her lungs! Wait at max 10 minutes, go back in and sooth her. This continues for 2 hours. I know she is exhausted (eye rubbing, droopy eyes...all the signs are there). I feel awful! Sometimes we are both crying. It breaks my heart that I can't get her to stop within a reasonable time. She eventually gives in and goes to sleep. She is consistant with the timeframe - it's always 2 hours then she stops.
Do I just have to give it time to get back to how she was before the infection?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!