Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, I awoke at 1:40am, suddenly alert. Blood glucose was 47, so I sucked down an 8 oz. juice box and lay down again. At 5am, alert again, I checked my blood glucose (50) and drank another juice box.
The previous night, similar pattern.
Why is the baby so hungry? She is fed adequately during the day. I have her on a pretty good routine, and, if something out of the ordinary happens — like when she gets intense exercise twice in one day, instead of once — I feed her some extra calories, knowing she’ll be burning that fuel. On such busy days, she also eats a bedtime snack with carbs and protein.
I try to do everything by the book, and still that baby won’t sleep through the night.
I thought I would be different from other parents: more organized, more compliant, more thoughtful. I thought my baby would be peaceful, happy, and predictable.
She’s not. Although she is dependent on me for her care and feeding, still she seems to have a mind of her own.
The photograph, “Baby & Bottle,” is by sunsurfr on Flickr via a Creative Commons license.