Just for fun, here is a record of a night with Nora. Yup, that’s right, her sleep has gone to sh&! (Sorry it’s so sloppy—I wrote this for myself to try and figure out what the heck is going on without intending to share.) From 0-3 she slept 5 hours, then woke up to nurse twice for less then 5 minutes each time and went right back to sleep. Oh how I wish we could return to those days…. For the last month and a half she has slowly started waking up more and more. Now things are all just crap. I was so hopeful with how well she slept early on that I wasn’t going to have to deal with sleep issues again…as I have written before Joseph was a horrible, horrible sleeper (he didn’t consistently sleep through the night until about 4 and a 1/2). I don’t think I have recovered from that yet.
I’m very conflicted about how to deal with Nora: just deal with it and hope it’s a phase or institute some for of “sleep training.” We will see. If you want to share advice or just commiserate I would love to hear! If your child slept through the night from 2 weeks and everything was always hunky dory I don’t want to hear from you.