Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sleep is the one thing that is Never over-rated

Posted by eljamieson at 3:53 PM
This is a blog disclaimer!! If you don't believe in Chiropractors than skip this one because I'm about to sing the praises of!

My little munchkin has generally been a terrible sleeper since birth. I think I spent the first 3 months of her life sleeping on the couch with her! I was hoping as she got older she would start sleeping better, but alas she started getting worse. Sometimes she would be up as many as 4 times a night which is ridiculous for a 9/10 month old. I was at the end of my rope when someone reminded me about taking the kids to the chiropractor.

I took Vaughn lots when he was a baby and Greta went a few times too, but our Chiropractor was out in Camrose so it always seemed like an ordeal to drive out there. My friend Jennifer recommended her Chiropractor that she had been taking her son to. I booked an appointment and headed down to Whyte Ave to hope beyond hope it might help.

Well today was our third visit and it just occurred to me that her sleeping has gotten progressively better since we started going. On Thursday I decided it was baby bootcamp time, time to whip her into shape or more to the point sleeping through the night. I prepared for hours upon hours of screaming and crying (hers and mine) for a few nights but I was determined to stick it out. When Thursday night came she didn't even wake up for the 11:00 feeding I was trying to get rid of. . . . curious. Infact she hasn't woken up for it in almost a week. I truly believe it is in part to the Chiropractor. She had a couple of bad falls and her back was probably bothering her but she obviously doesn't have the words to tell me. If you think about it I don't sleep very well when my back hurts either!

If you are thinking how on earth can I let someone crack my babies backs etc., let me assure you it doesn't hurt them a bit. They use a little tool that applies gentle pressure to the spots that need adjusting. I've felt it and it doesn't hurt, it's the same thing my chiropractor uses on my jaw to help my TMJ (which by the way only got better by seeing my chiropractor). I know that this isn't for everyone but it has been a true blessing for us.

Hopefully I haven't jinxed myself by writing that Greta is sleeping but it looks like we may be on the road to a fully rested house! Praise the Lord!


Kristin Janzen on June 17, 2010 at 9:37 AM said...

yay for sleeping! i desperately need a good chiropractor... who do you see?

Allison on June 20, 2010 at 10:33 PM said...

I went to a great chiropractor who helped beyond believe with chronic migraine headaches. When you find a good one, they are a wonderful part of the medical profession. I never thought about taking children to see one! I'll keep that in mind for the future!

eljamieson on June 21, 2010 at 3:30 PM said...

Hey Krisitn,
I go see Dr. John Yun 780-438-2229. He's great and he treats half the Millwoods Pastoral Staff! I see Dr. Don McDonald for the kids he specializes in Pediatric

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