Monday, November 29, 2010

Sleep is for the weak

Will and I were completely and utterly exhausted for the first 5 months of Nathan's life. He woke up every night, like clockwork, at midnight, 2am, 4am, then again at 6am. It was awful and there didn't appear to be an end in sight. We had pretty much accepted that this is what life would be like forever and then right around 5 and a half months, he started sleeping from 7:30pm - 5:30 am and life was good.... really good. I never thought I'd be so happy to wake up at 5:30 in the morning.

So it's funny when a night like last night throws us off so much. Nathan woke up around 2:30 and was up on and off until about 5:00. He didn't seem to be in any pain from teething, he wasn't hungry. We changed his diaper. We gave him his pacifier. Nothing worked. We took turns going in and out of his room to comfort him, he would fall asleep then 20 minutes later, wake up crying again. The last time I remember looking at the clock was around 5:00 before waking for the day at 7:00.

Will and I could barely function this morning, completely thrown off from not having a full night's sleep even though we barely slept at all from April - October! Nathan of course seemed unfazed and was just as bright eyed and bushy tailed as he always is in the morning.

It's 10:58 and I'm going to bed, fingers crossed I wake up in 6 1/2 hours.

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