Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Momma needs a nap

About a week ago, I wrote this post; where Elise woke up at 11:30 and cried until 2:00 am with a BG in the 300s. Well, she has been doing that pretty much every night since. Her BG isn't always so high (ranges from 188-362), but I just can't figure out what's going on.

At almost 11:30 pm on the dot, I can hear her start stirring over the monitor. Then she starts to cry. So we go in to check her, and since we don't correct her at night, we let her be. We try to soothe her, and get her to calm down and tell her that she needs to go back to sleep. We're trying not to start taking her out of her crib to cuddle her or bringing her to bed with us because those aren't things we want to become habits.

But she cries off and on for 2 to 3 hours, sometimes waking again around 4:30 am for an encore. Although these usually only last about 30 minutes.

Her BG is definitely high for that time of night, but I'm hesitant to change her bedtime NPH for two reasons; she wakes up in the morning with a BG anywhere from 100 to 251 (mostly trending towards the lower numbers), and I can't imagine trying to sneak into her room twice during the night to check her BG without her waking and doing the crying thing for three hours.

Is it the high numbers causing her to wake? I don't know. Could it be teething? Maybe. Growth spurt? Who knows? I do know that I'm exhausted, only getting about 3-4 hours of sleep a night, and I want to figure out how to make this stop.


  1. Oh Joanne..that stinks! It is so hard to know with such a young child what really IS going on. Sometimes there is just no answer. When Addison runs high at night, sometimes it keeps him up and makes him cranky but other times he just sleeps right through it..I wish I could enlighten you with a pattern but I can't. I have been running on very little sleep myself lately..Addison having some hard nights and I have no idea why. I often chalk these times up to growth seems to be the only thing to make sense. It should pass..but if it doesn't I woul go to see the doc.

  2. Maybe tonight, when she wakes up at 11:30, give her some Advil and see if that makes any difference whatsoever. If it does, then she is probably teething. If it is the same old same old, back to the drawing board!

    Good luck friend. I'm sorry. No sleep and a diabetes momma is a dangerous cocktail...I know. :(

  3. Joanne if she is teething go to the drugstore and ask for humphreys teething tablets they still make them and see if that helps they are homeopathic so nothing to hurt her . My sons dr reccomended them and they have been around forever . they do work and maybe that will help . if those dont help check with elises endo and see what they say . I hope I helped . I will try to find the website and send it to you . thanks for sharing and posting and hope all goes well for you .

  4. just a quick note they are made by hylands the teething tablets and they do work sweetie . take care and get some rest .

  5. Ugh. I have 3 little girls and they're all horrible sleepers. Just now, at 6, Addy is finally doing pretty well most of the time, but Kaelyn and Maya are like party animals -- at different times -- through the night.

    Add D and it's safe to say that I don't sleep much -- ever.

    I feel ya...and, if you ever feel alone in the middle of the night, just remember that you're not.

    One day at a time...keep swimming, just keep swimming.


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