sleeping. Come on guys. I think we all knew what was going to happen. And it did. For the past 4 nights the Bean has decided that her true bedtime shall be between 11-1am. But she's going to tease you with the occasional 20-40 minute naps between 7pm and bedtime. "Go ahead mom. Go try to start watching tv. Or be productive. Will I stay asleep for the rest of the night or yell for you like I'm hailing a cab? Of course you don't know so you should probably not go lay down in that soft, warm bed of yours because being shocked from sleep would suck so much more. Welcome to the jungle mommy dearest. Are you ready to play Sleeping Baby Russian Roulette?"
We, as parents, really want to label things. Not just the lovingly, but OCD-ish way my wife has organized Ella's clothes, by size (not just 6 month, but holding them up to each other as we all know baby clothes sizes are not created equal) and season. When Ella went from a good span of days sleeping through the night to refusing to fall asleep until late, fussing a lot, refusing the pacifier (which used to help soothe and knock her out), waking up more often and (mostly at night) refusing to eat unless you were holding her standing we were shell-shocked.
WTH happened?! So here's what we noticed. Ella was having trouble pooping- constipation. She
|Ella's Current Leap|
Mental Leap 4 is all about events- learning that their actions affect others and they have a bit more control.
Signs of Leap 4 According to Wonder Weeks:
Becoming shy with strangers
Demanding more attention
Head may need more support than before
May be clingy
May lose appetite
May be moody
May be less vocal
May be less lively and sucks his thumb or fingers more often than before.
|20 Days Left. Shit.|
But is this legit? What if her general behavior change was due to not pooping? What if it really was the cough keeping her up? Anyone swear by the Wonder Weeks? All I'm gonna say is if I fall asleep during a conversation with you lately it's because princess is learning how to hold a ball and party til dawn.
|When I finally get Ella down to sleep and she stays asleep.|