I think that an alien has taken over my child's body. We have been seriously blessed with a very calm, easy baby. Rarely cries, sleeps aaaaaaaamazingly.
Until about a week and a half ago.
One Friday night I had run some food over to a friend's house. While I was gone, Lee was putting Cooper to bed. He said that Cooper screamed for about half an hour and finally wore himself out. After that night, he was a little fussy, but we could get him to sleep. Then he would wake up crying really hard within an hour of falling asleep. We could get him back to sleep with some Gripe Water.
Then, Monday night he started just screaming and wouldn't go to sleep. Nothing we had tried in the past helped. He settled down when I let him watch 90210 with me :) Then we ended up letting him fall asleep in his crib and we moved him to his crib.
Last night was the worst it's been so far, he screamed for 2 hours. We ended up putting him in the car and driving around. He calmed down right after I put him in his car seat and he fell right asleep in the car.
Tonight, he started getting upset again. After a little while, Lee swung him in his car seat and he fell asleep.
I know that babies sometimes get fussy. And I know that he had his shots on Monday so maybe he's still not feeling well from that. But this is just SO out of character for Cooper. He has been okay during the day (although my dad said that today he was 'solemn' :) ). And he stays asleep all night once we get him to sleep, so I don't get it.
Is he just colicky? I thought that that was usually over by 3 or 4 months, why would it be starting now?
Is he gassy? We've switched his formula a couple times, he's on the gentle kind now, plus we give him gas medicine, so I don't know what more we can do.
Is he teething? I have no idea on this one. We gave him a couple of teething tablets tonight, it didn't seem to do anything.
Does he have an ear infection? We were just at the dr and he didn't say anything. And he hasn't been pulling on his ear or anything.
I wish he could just tell me what's wrong!! I was hoping that tonight he would be better, but not the case, poor buddy :( I'm going to call the dr tomorrow and see what they say, just to make sure.
I have lots of thing I want to blog about, but between being really busy at work and then dealing with Coopie at night, I haven't had time. Lee's birthday was this past weekend, and we also had our first night away from the baby to go to a concert. Then this weekend is my college's homecoming so I have some friends coming in to town, some that I haven't seen in foooorrrreverrr! So that will be fun :)
Hope you're all having a good week!