Brady has been having a hard time with his sleep lately...this has been going on for a few weeks I would say. Now I will say that he's transitioning out of his nap, so he will either take a short late nap (like around 4:00 for about 45 minutes) and then go to bed around 9:00-9:30 OR he will NOT take a nap and go to bed around 6:30-7:00. Either option is really fine with me as this is what happens when kids transition out of their daily naps (from what I've heard).
Here's the problem...he wakes up in the night, multiple times some nights, regardless of whether he had a nap or what time he went to bed...he wakes up in the night coughing, crying, or laughing...seriously! A lot of times he wakes up coughing..he has Cystic Fibrosis, so he does cough a lot from the mucus in his lungs. Other times he will maybe have a bad dream and wake up crying? Other times he will wake up at 2:00 in the morning laughing...what he did last night! He was up until 4:00 coughing...yes, he went from laughing to coughing! I have NO idea why he's waking up during the night...he NEVER used to do this! He's always slept SO well!
Any ideas? There are some nights that he can't seem to go to sleep...like he can't shut his mind off and go to sleep...he's too excited and wants to do things. He has a pediatrician appointment on Wednesday so I plan to mention it to her then.
I wanted your opinions first though:) Thanks!
UPDATE - We figured out why Brady was waking up in the night...regardless of what time he went to bed, he would wake up at all hours and we realized it was mainly b/c his belly was hurting. He gets 800+ calories of Pediasure w/ Fiber at night through his night feed, and I think he had bad gas, so I started giving him gas drops before he went to bed the past 2 nights and he has slept all night long without waking up! Now, that doesn't fix the problem of when he goes to bed, but it's a start!