I’ve been up since 4:00 AM and it’s a Sunday. 😳 It’s been like this for the past couple of days. Squishy used to be able to sleep through the night, but a few weeks ago he started waking up every 1.5-2 hours and on bad nights, he would fuss every 30 minutes. In the past, breastfeeding would work like a charm. I would feed him as soon as he started fussing and he wouldn’t even wake up. But these last few days, I would try breastfeeding every time he fussed and it would calm him down during the feed but he wouldn’t settle down after. I accidentally put him on my chest while attempting to switch positions and he fell asleep! Now, whenever he fusses, the only way to calm him down is to put him on my chest and let him sleep on me. 😥
I’ve read about sleep regression, but I thought that it just meant extra nursing sessions. Sigh. I’m so glad I came across this post on 4-5 month old babies. It exaplains a lot! Basically, Squish is fussier these days because his skill level is not yet at par with his will/determination. There’s so much he wants to do but his body isn’t there yet. 😅 I love how the author reminds us:
“It may be hard parenting a 4 or 5 month old, but imagine how hard it is to BE a 4 or 5 month old?!”
So Squish, your sleepless Momma is here for you. ❤ I will just drink more breastfeeding coffee to keep up with you during the daytime.
Squishy will be 21 weeks old in 2 days (and 8 more days til his 5th month). Please send us happy thoughts until we see the end of the 4-5 month old tunnel.