Someone has snuck in here and replaced BIT “The Good Sleeper” with BIT “The Still Reasonably Good But Not Good Enough For Mama Sleeper”.
And mama is not happy.
And yes, I know there are parents out there who would kill to have a baby (or child of any age for that matter) that is only up once or twice a night for very brief periods. And to them I can only say “I am so sorry. I don’t know how you do it on too little sleep.”
But I had gotten used to putting BIT down around 7, having DB feed her around 10, and then not having to feed her again until nearly 4. And then having her go back to sleep until the semi-reasonable hour of 6:15.
Alas, BIT has decided recently that this schedule no longer suits her.
She now prefers to go to sleep around 7, eat around 10, and then wake up grunting and fussing and kicking around 2. And then go back to sleep after a bottle only until 5 before she’s grunting and kicking and flopping about like a fish out of water. And then proceed to yawn in my face all morning like I got her out of bed too damn early and she’s tired and it’s all my fault!
Naturally, this has prompted a whole new set of worries for me on top of my normal neuroses.
Does she need a bigger swaddle?
Or is it time to wean the swaddle? Is that why she’s flailing about?
Or try swaddling with one arm out?
Does she want a bigger bottle at 7? At 10? At 2?
Should we put her down earlier for the night? Sleep begets sleep, right?
Or are we putting her down too early?
Should we make her skip that late afternoon nap? Is that ruining us?
Is she just diabolical and enjoying watching me worry and wonder?
I’ve looked back to see when we started weaning the Littlest Brewster off the swaddle and I can’t find it!
So I’m at a loss. I know that she will eventually sleep through the night but damnit, we were thisclose!!! What the heck, BIT? What do I need to do to get my amazing sleeper back?!?