Ryder: “Wa… Wa … Ah… Ahhhhh…. WAHHHHHHHHHH”!!!
Me: “Meh.. argh.” Gets up … checks phone … 1:30am. 😴
Ryder: “Wahh … Wawa … Waaa … WAHHHHHHHHHH”!!!
Me: “Meh… argh… aaughhh.” Gets up … checks phone … 4am. 😑
Ryder: “WAHHHHHHHHHH WA WA WA WAHHHHHHHHHH”!!!
Me: “Argggghhhhhhhhhhhh …. no!!! …… Gets up… checks phone …. 4:20am. 😤
Me: *pulls blanket over head* “noooo!!!… really?!…. arghhhhhh” Gets up… checks phone…. 4:45am. 😫
Me: “…….. FINE”!!!!! Rips blanket off. Gets up … checks phone… 5am. 😳🔫
While most of you are waking up either by the sound of your phone alarm, or perhaps the sweet playful sounds of little birds chirping on your windowsill; this is how i’ve been waking up. Every. Day….. for the past week.
Yes, there is a reason why I have been walking around with unsightly bags under my eyes lately; and no its not just because i’ve ran out of concealer…
They call it the ‘four month old sleep regression’. I call it the daily punch in the face.
So apparently when your little babe hits the four month old mark their sleep patterns begin to change and become more like an adult’s. Previous to 4 months, when your baby would fall asleep they enter into whats called non-REM sleep almost immediately. Non-REM sleep is a deeper phase of sleep. So here I was thinking I was this magical sleep ninja who could put Ryder to sleep in under 5mins flat, when in reality it wasn’t at all thanks to my well choreographed bop-bop-gig. Now as Ryder’s sleep becomes more ‘adult-like’ this transition into deep non-REM sleep is not immediate and instead he enters into a lighter stage of non-REM first.
Are you with me? No? …. Ok
In other words he’s a cruel nasty little lier who pretends he’s a sleep and just as I lean over the cot to place him down ever-so gently….POP! He’s is up, wide awake, and ready to go. Then the process of helping him to fall asleep is repeated again and again, only causing him to become overtired. Its a sick joke I know.
And if you think this is just our night-time ordeal think again … this bastard formerly known as the ‘sleep regression’ has decided to even target day-time naps. Thats right … this bastard has pretty much shown up on my door step and decided to take up residency on my couch.
My coffee intake has climbed dramatically and I have successful managed to finished off a whole stick of concealer in record time. I’m telling you folks, its not looking good.
What do the experts say? ….. Just wait it out and pray to God its just a quick phase.
Great. Thats promising 🙄
So if you need me ill be in the corner staring blankly at the ….
Ryder: “WA… WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”!!!!
😳 😳 😳
He’s awake. And so it continues.