I knew it. I just knew it.
I knew if I talked about it, I’d jinx it.
But what are you supposed to do when people keep asking questions like, ‘Is he a good baby?’ ‘Does he sleep well?’ ‘Is he sleeping through the night?’ ‘How many times does he wake up?’
I was feeling quite smug about the fact that Baby V put himself into a routine and started sleeping through the night at eleven weeks.
Alas – it was not to be.
He got a slight cold just before Christmas and that threw everything off. Then he went through a growth spurt (at least that’s what I’m telling myself), which didn’t help.
So now he still sleeps at 7 pm. And I still dream feed him (timing depends on his last feed), but he’s started waking. He spent a few nights getting up at 5 am. A few at 4 am and some at 3 am.
I took to waiting up until 1 am and feeding him and then going to bed at about 1.30 – 1.45 am.
But I became exhausted and unable to function properly.
Then I thought I’d try the Gina Ford book. That lasted about a day. Maybe half a day. It was my fault. I just wasn’t ‘feeling it’.
And now I’ve just left it. If he wakes, he wakes. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t.
Last night he had a feed at 8.30 pm and then woke at 5 am for another feed. And then slept again until 8 am.
So he’s still sleeping well – it’s just that his timings have changed.
I think I’m the sleepy head.