Bye Bye Sleep

*Written in a sleep-deprived state

In one well-intentioned weekend with the parents, it has all gone to shit. Our beautiful, in-bed-at-7-wake-up-at-2-to-eat-sleep-until-6:30 sleep schedule is gone. Since we’ve been here, sharing a room, every night E has:
– Gone to bed late
– Been woken up by someone around 9:30 or 10
– Needed to nurse to calm down after said wake up
– Also woken up at 10:30, just for kicks apparently
– Woken up for his usual meal
– Also woken up between said usual meal and morning and needed help back to sleep
– Woken up early in the morning

It seems to have gotten worse every night we’ve been here (5). Wake ups have gotten progressively earlier every night, morning and other, and our ability to calm him without nursing has become less and less. What started out as curtesy to the other adults sleeping in the house (i.e. “Just nurse him so he isn’t screaming) overnight became set habits. He has regressed two and a half months of sleep learning in five days.

I’m never coming back here.

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3 thoughts on “Bye Bye Sleep

  1. Rachael says:

    Sleepy mamas do sleep. Sleep regression is totally a real thing too right around this age, Punky did the same thing to me! It will even out again. Hang in there 🙂

  2. Oh Lord, vacation was the worst when Grace was a baby for this exact reason. Hopefully it will only take your little one a week or so to get back on track once you’re home. Our first trip took a week to recover from with our gal’s sleeping pattern and the second took about 5 days. Hang in there mamas and good luck!

    • thebings says:

      At least there’s a little light! Although, we’re back here for a weekend in June, then again two weeks later in July when we’ll be away from home for 10 days! Lordy… I’m scared.

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