Mommy likes this time change, and I do too. Mommy is actually letting me take the nap she usually cuts short because it falls at 5pm, and that's when she gets off work.
I have been asleep since 3:15! Mommy loves this 1.5 hour nap since I only take 20-30 minute catnaps. Of course I conned her into letting me sleep on her....
The next morning I made this post:
Shouldn't have let him take that long of a nap so close to bedtime!
He went down easily enough at 7, woke at 9:30, and I fed him, but then he wouldn't go back to sleep.
I then rocked him in the glider, fell asleep, and woke at midnight.
Put him down in the crib, and crawled into bed with a crick in my neck.
He woke at 12:45, I rocked him, and was back in bed by 1:00.
He woke at 1:30, I rocked him, prayed he would sleep a little longer, and was back in bed by 2:00.
He woke at 3:30, I gave in and fed him, rocked him, went to put him in
the crib and his eyes popped open like those dolls whose eyes open when
you tilt their heads. Rock, rock, rock. Crib. Eyes. Repeat.
At 4, I put him down awake, and crawled back into bed. 4:15 he starts
screaming bloody murder. Inconsolable unless I am holding him.
At this point I haven't pumped in 8.5 hours. PAIN!
I give in and bring him to my bed. He lies there awake while I get a few more minutes of sleep.
My 4:30 alarm (to put him in his crib and go pump) either didn't go off or I slept through it. I woke at 5:25.
He is asleep with all his cuteness, and I desperately need to pump. He
lets me pick him up and take home to his crib without waking, but the
second that soggy diapered butt hit the mattress his eyes peep open.
Pat, pat, pat.
And he's down!
Go to the kitchen and get ready to pump....
Baby comes out to the living room with me and we cuddle in the chair
while I pump. Baby is all snuggled in two blankets up to his chin,
while I have my bare toes sticking out. I don't dare move him because
he just fell asleep!
My toes feel like they are freezing off
since we still don't have heat, and I wiggle them to try to put them
under the baby's blanket.
Baby wakes up....
Pumping ends WAY early because baby is now hungry.
He had been sleeping through the night in his rock-n-play, but on October 18th he transitioned to the crib. It was literally the first time he had even been put in the crib, and he managed to sleep in it all night. We had a 3 strikes policy for every wake-up. If I had to return to him a 3rd time, then he was going right back into the RnP. He never made me go back a third time. So, he has been crib sleeping for his nights since that night. (Naps still don't happen in the crib.)
Since being in the crib he has regressed, which could have also been part of the 4 month regression anyway. He has been waking at least once every night, but more like 2-3 times a night. On two very bad nights back-to-back he woke 5-6 times and stayed awake for over an hour each night from 2:30-4-ish.
But my little man went down at 6:30 last night after falling asleep drinking his bottle, and never made a peep until 6:30 this morning! I, of course, woke up numerous times to check on him via the video monitor. Every time he was in a different position. I lie him down with his head to my right, and at one point he had his head all the way to the left of the crib smooched up to the slats (thankfully we don't have bumpers). The next time I checked he was lying back in the position I put him in to begin with.
He has gotten to be quite acrobatic in his sleep endeavors....