Yesterday started off GREAT! Mason fell asleep in his crib after 2 hrs of cooing & admiring the shadows on the wall. He only slept for about 30 min, but by that time it was time to eat again. After that, he watched me play with rattles and show him all of his stuffed toys before dozing off again. After his next meal he was a bit fussy, so I put him back in the crib and he put himself to sleep – where he stayed for about 45 minutes. He woke up hungry and super fussy…he wouldn’t let me put him down, so finally he fell asleep while I held him for almost 3 hours.
Considering how long he was awake, I thought this meant a great nights sleep for everyone. Even after his three hour nap he spent a lot of time awake, looking around, “playing”, etc. However…when it came time to actually go to bed, Mason had other ideas. He laid in crib for about 30 minutes, then woke up crankier than ever. And it took over an hour of walking, bouncing, eating and singing before he fell fast asleep. It was like he was afraid I’d put him down in that awful crib again. And as far as that great night of sleep I was expecting…yeah right. All that awake time yesterday didn’t impact the length of time Mason slept at all. He still woke up every 2 1/2 to 3 hrs.
All that awake time from yesterday has impacted something though…his sleeping today. It’s 2pm, and I think he’s been awake for about 2 hours total since 7am. Ahh the joys. Someday there will be a pattern here, right?
If only he wasn’t so dang cute…