It’s been a tough week in our household. We had some money worries at the start of the month which I think are taken care of now, and my husband has been working on finishing up an e-book so he hasn’t had much time for us. On top of that, it seems we have actually hit that 4-month sleep regression in full swing. Things seem to be getting better now (*knock on wood*), but for the past week or two we’ve had at least one lengthy night waking and then a 5-6am up-for-the-day time.
While he did still nap roughly every 2 hours, they rarely lasted more than 30-40 minutes, which resulted in a completely overtired and grumpy baby. No fun. Also, it turns out that 30-40 minutes is not a lot of time to get anything done, especially since I’ve been helping the hubs with his e-book. Oof.
But, there’s an upside! Logan was out about 3 hours of sleep last night, but since it was Daylight Savings day, we figured we’d just skip a nap and then put him to bed an hour “earlier” to make up for the DST. I’m happy to report that the plan worked fabulously. We went grocery shopping at about 7:30pm, came home at 8:30pm, took a bath at 9pm and then hung out a bit until 10pm, where we started bedtime. He was out cold by 10:30pm! Even better, he actually slept right through the night until 6am. No night waking. Whoa. Here’s to hoping that trend continues.
The e-book is due to release today too, so hopefully we can spend a little more family time together soon. I think all of us need it.
Western Washington isn’t really good at the whole snow thing. It also doesn’t grace us much with the whole sunny thing. What Washington is really good at is clouds, rain and cold. However, the last few days it’s been unusually sunny, especially for January/February. Munchkin and I made good use of the weather and actually – gasp – went outside for a few walks, and low and behold, he liked it! He doesn’t like when the sun shines straight on his face, so I might invest in baby sunglasses. But he didn’t cry or fuss, which is what he did when I took him outside in the cold. The sun also really helped bring out his pretty eyes (not like I’m waiting on a really expensive lens to showcase them better or anything…). Here’s the reason I marvel at them all day every day:
Holy blue. If they actually stay like that, I’m going to have armies of girls kick my door in in 15 years.
Something less pleasant is also happening, though. I read over on Daily Garnish that she’s going through a sleep regression with her son, and since her son was born on my son’s due date, I’ve been kind of worried about the same thing happening over here. Two days ago, Logan started being a lot crankier than is usual for him – yesterday being terrible. He had a stretch in mid-day where he just cranked/cried for 50 mins straight and refused to take his long overdue nap. Last night, after sleeping 8-9 hours for 6 weeks straight, he woke up at 4am (5 1/2h).
Since my husband and I are still on night/day shift sleep patterns, this isn’t a big deal. He simply took care of the little guy. Mommy slept. However, dealing with cranky baby all day is quite exhausting, and I really hope his mood will lift soon… or within a few weeks, if it’s really the 4-month sleep regression. It breaks my heart to see him cry and none of the usual things cheer him up. On the upside, he’s still an adorable little bugger even when cranky.