If anyone knows what gives babies gas, I am keen to know. Wren wants to nurse constantly. Half the time he wants to eat the rest of the time it is to help him pass gas. He latches on, gets an intent look, goes red with exertion and then makes the most godawful farting noise. Its like a jet engine. Then he goes back to sleep. Last night - another night of no more than (and often less than) 90 minutes of sleep in a row - I decided to investigate what was going on and noticed that he doesn't actually wake crying. He wakes grunting and writhing and working something out and for most of these wake-ups he just wants to latch on for a short while before passing out again.
So, I think that the tummy discomfit is waking him. Its certainly waking him from naps in the daytime too.
I have cut out a lot of dairy from my diet but still have been eating cheese (in particular goat cheese) so perhaps I should be more vigilant in that regard since Frost had a dairy allergy until he was 4 years old. Still, with Frost is showed up as eczema and diarrhea later on. Ho hum. Cheese is such a treat for me but so is sleep.
Frost wanted to sleep in the wedge today. I told him he was too big so he ran into the bedroom and fake cried into the baby monitor. He is very good natured about it but he clearly wants some of the baby-attention.
Now, with all my sleeplessness why am I awake? Its always a delicate balance between insanity from having no time to myself and insanity from sleep deprivation. I think the balance has been struck and I am off to bed.