Aiden and I had a VERY long night last night. My boy is always such a happy baby ... never fusses, rarely cries, and is just a happy-go-with-the-flow enjoying life baby. He goes to bed, with no problems, between 7pm and 7:30pm and usually sleeps until 5am.
UNTIL LAST NIGHT.
He just would not stop crying and nothing I did consoled my baby. He seemed to want a bottle, but would cry as he drank it, and when he wanted NOTHING to do with his binky, I knew he truly felt like crap. This went on from 7pm until 4am. No fever (in fact I was worried he felt "too cool"), no pulling at the ears, no stuffiness cold like symptoms ... I think it was a combo between teeth & gas.
As I walked with him, rocked him, massaged him, wiped his face down, I couldn't help but think, if he could only hear his mommy's voice sing to him, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE it would help that much more. I know he knows no difference, but I do. It worked with my other two ... it just did.
So I put my lips on his head and hummed, I laid him on my chest and sang ... and for awhile it would work, and I'd get him to sleep. Then he'd wake up and we'd start all over again. He finally crashed around 4am and he slept, his head laying on my chest, my lips pressed gently on his head, humming sweet nothings.