I had a few friends mention in the last week that they haven’t seen any new blogs lately. Then I realized I haven’t written lately! It’s been a month since I posted. We have been very busy in the house of Monster this last month.
Monster was doing great with sleeping (I know you don’t want to hear this!) But she was going down on her own at 7 sleeping till 5am, eating and then back to sleep till 7:15. Life was great! Hubby and I got adult time at night, I had a great pumping schedule, I was able to focus on blogging and chewlery making. But as we know all good things come to an end.
Three weeks ago we hit leap 6 and Monster hit leap 6 hard! She no longer wants to fall asleep on her own. Because she knows how to pull herself up in her crib, she wants to stand instead and throw her soother across the room. So now we rock until she’s almost asleep or completely asleep. She no longer wants to stay asleep. What is the fun of sleeping all night when you can party at midnight!!!
There have been a few nights where Monster’s Dad and I have had to tag off and on being up with Monster. One night I took the 11pm until 1am and he took 1am until 3am. Another night I took 3-4am and he took 5-7am. I thought back to my friends that had posted pictures of their little ones up in the middle of the night several months ago and I now understand what they were going through.
Along with crappy sleeping habits Monster had a couple of weeks of separation anxiety. She needed to be able to see either myself or Daddy at all times. If I ran out of the room to grab something from the kitchen it was the end of the world. She also did not like people coming over or going to other people’s homes. She was making strange with Grandpa (my dad) whom she sees every week, with Grandma, Papa, my Oma and one of her aunts. She seems to be better with them now but leaving the room is still an issue.
We are now at the tail end of it and I am curious what changes it will bring! I am also hopeful that sleep will be in our future again!