The great 6 month old sleep escapade

Monday, September 8, 2014


I know I've casually mentioned in my past two posts that Jacob has not been sleeping.
By not sleeping I mean 10 minute naps that take an hour to make happen, and only sleeping for spurts of 2-3 hours at night. 

My relationship with coffee hit an all time high.

This fiasco started when we arrived in Florida, which is right around the same time our little gremlin turned 6 months old.

I tried my hardest to pinpoint why my baby who once slept through the night like a little angel was now giving me a run for my money.

A lot of changes happened all around the same time. 
We had to stop swaddling Jacob because he was sitting up and rolling over, which he was not too happy about.
He was also adamant about learning how to crawl, and as soon as that was accomplished he started pulling himself up on all the furniture in the house. 
If that wasn't enough, we also started solid foods (which he did not catch onto as quickly as the crawling).

I have no idea if any of this contributed to his refusal to sleep, and I will probably never know.

All I know is that Jacob turned 7 months old on Sunday, and on Saturday night he slept from 9pm until 3am (when he woke up just to eat), went right back to sleep and didn't wake up again until 6:30am.

Then last night he slept the ENTIRE NIGHT.
He went down at 8pm and didn't wake up until 5am.
Some of you may be thinking, you're celebrating about 5am?
Well in our house it was quite an accomplishment, but it gets even better. 
After I fed him he fell right back asleep and stayed that way until 7:30! 7:30!!!!
I haven't gotten this much sleep in almost two months.

Jacob is even napping as I type this.

I don't want to jinx anything, but if this is any indication of whats to come I couldn't be happier.

I don't know if it's just a coincidence that everything changed on the exact day he turned 7 months old, but I'm ready to chalk his non-sleeping ways up to a nightmarish 6 month old phase. 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this continues, and I'm daydreaming about all the wonderful things I can start doing now that I'm not walking around like a zombie.



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