By the time Cam was 8 months old, he was sleeping like a champ; 7-7:30pm to 7:30am. That basically continued until, mmm, about a week ago when he decided he would wake up at 5-6am, but not every morning & he would go back to sleep until his normal time. Then last night he wouldn't go to sleep until 8:30pm; a good hour after his bedtime. And this morning, bing! up again at 6am. But, then I come to find out as Mike & I sit, frustrated in bed, that he was also up at 1:45am!! What the heck gives?! Our only guess is that it may relate to the fact that Cam's second set of molars are coming through. The pediatrician said this was early for his age, but he has typically been ahead of the game with this teeth since the get-go.
I just cannot understand how after a year of sleeping wonderfully, Cam is suddenly waking up & having bad sleep habits. You may think, Oh, give me a break, you should be so lucky to have a child that sleeps as well as yours. Or, Give me a break, this has only been going on for a week or so, lighten up. But, we just want to nip this issue in the bud before it becomes an every day habit. I don't want to be sitting here a year from now at 6am, thinking, Gosh, I remember when Cam used to sleep until after 7:30... what happened?
Another problem? Once I wake up, it's extremely difficult for me to fall back to sleep. I could be in a dead stupor one second, hear Cam crying over the monitor the next & be absolutely wide awake. So imagine how terribly I was sleeping when Cam was up every 2-3 hours. And even though Mike & I shared nighttime duties, I slept like hell between his times of sleep.
I'm hoping that I'm jumping the gun & making a big deal out of nothing, but I couldn't resist venting my frustrations over a blog post. Anyway, guess I'll get back to watching some Baby Einstein & eating cereal with Cam! One good thing about this, I get to spend a bit more time with my love bug before he has to go to daycare. See, I am a glass half-full kind of gal. But, not really. But, I am at least trying. Hey, throw me a freaking bone here!
Anyway, happy Hump Day, hope everyone is having a great week!