The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

ZZZ.... ZZZ... ZZZ...

It's 4:30 AM and Harris is regressing - sleepwise. For the last six weeks he's been the perfect sleep angel - six, seven, sometimes even nine hours of sleep at night; last week I actually had to wake him because it was getting close to ten hours he was asleep. Then three nights ago it all changed.

He has been progressively waking up crying earlier and earlier since Friday. Usually he gives it the Ole College Try, cries whines for a few minutes then nods off again. Last night he was B-A-W-L-I-N-G at 12:30 am and now at 4:20 am.

Come ON little dude! I thought your next growth spurt wasn't until your six month mark. Mom and Dad have gotten used to sleep again. We can't, we just can't go back to the way it was! This is your one month sleep pattern! Pleeeease don't go backwards!

I recognize the fact all babies are different, so he could be in a growth spurt early (his body does need to catch up to that planet-sized head of his). Apparently he was feeding all day yesterday and the two times he's woken up this morning he's been famished. Or he's teething, which explains the drooling and inconsolable crying, but he seems so calm and happy during the day. Either way, we're in for a few long nights.