I was trading emails with Natasha about baby stuff and she suggested that the 3am-ish wakeups that MGIII has been having for the past week or so might be the dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression. Which I had been reading about, but apparently I am very literal and didn’t think that could be our problem since he isn’t 4 months old until Monday.
This morning went a little something like this: 3:45 baby wakes up. I rock him back to sleep. He wakes up again around 4:30. I try to rock him back to sleep but he’s not having it. So I take him to bed with me and we sleep and snuggle until 5:45. Which isn’t the best sleep, but damn, it’s great cuddling. We get up, do a diaper change, play on the activity gym, and then have our first bottle around 6am.
He’s actually taking a monster nap right now, and I am furiously googling “Four Month Sleep Regression Solutions” and pulling out every baby book I own to try to figure out how to nip this in the bud.
Anyone out there have any suggestions?