I am going to blame SAD for the influx of traffic to my 4 month sleep regression post. It’s cold. It’s dark. New moms are stuck inside with babies who won’t nap. “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, BABIES?! THIS IS PERFECT NAPPING WEATHER!” they scream…into a pillow…of tears. I get it.
Hang in there.
I didn’t have the cold but I had the blistering heat so I can tell you, you start to get creative. GET OUT OF THAT DAMN HOUSE. Strap them to you and go join the old folks for mall walking. Jostled baby to sleep, burning calories, walk up baristas and all the Werther’s candy you can stand! Don’t buy white Reebok sneakers. You’ve gone too far.
But seriously…it’s going to be ok. This sucks but you will make it. They WILL sleep again. They WILL stop screaming all the time. You are not doing anything wrong. And to prove it, even 2 years after I wrote that post, my friend Katie is right there with you. Go give her a hug, why don’t ya.
“Then, it’s 2am, and Harper woke up to practice rolling over, and was talking and then crying, and then talking some more, and then pooped. I changed it, then put her back down, and then was wide awake and so I was re-reading about Wonder Week 19 and there I saw it.
She is not starving, she is just distracted, and all of this dumbness is related to this big developmental leap…[keep reading]”
Did you land here from researching ALL THE BABY SLEEP THINGS?! Welcome to motherhood…the insanity never ends. Here are some more of my sleep resources from over the years. God speed.
Sleep When the Baby Sleeps – and other saying that make me wanna punch kittens
Wonder Week 19 aka 4 Month Sleep Regression – the motherload
A Journey in Sleep Training – how we faired with Oliver
First Daze and Nightzzz: A Sleep Coach Interview – a look into the life of a sleep coach
The Holy Grail of Sleep – why I value sleep so much
Sleep sacks – Why we had our kids in sleep sacks until over 2
Bringing Home Baby to Your Baby – This we did when we added a kid
CTFD – learn to calm down about parenting or it will make you crazy
I Am Not A Baby Person – how I don’t like babies…and that’s ok
The Mental Health of Motherhood – take care of yourself