The Little Bit appears to be experiencing a growth spurt. At least I hope it's something temporary and fleeting and not just a new stage of insanity.
For two nights after I got home from visiting family last week, Lana slept like a log, only waking to feed once during the night. It was amazing. I felt like a new person. Or at least a little bit like my old person.
Then the next two nights she went back to her usual: up twice a night. Whatever, I'm used to it.
Then on Friday, she woke up to feed five times. FIVE! I want to cry just thinking about it. Come to think of it, that's precisely what I've done multiple times this week. She's been wavering between 3-4 night wakings ever since. Brutal. I know it's probably no big deal for lots of moms, but this mom needs sleep. Lots of it. I'm a sleeper. Especially a sleep-in-er. You know how everyone says that once you have kids you never sleep in anymore? Yeah, well it's not cause you have some fantastic new body clock saying "Hey! Let's wake up and play with the kiddo!" It's simply because the kiddo is screaming if you don't get up by 6:30 to entertain her. I need a new body clock.
PS: It doesn't matter what time I go to sleep. I can go down right after she does by 8pm and I still struggle to get up before 8am. :(
Also, while we're on the subject of sleep, why are naps so darn hard? She has no problem going to sleep in her crib at night, but you set her in that thing during the day and she FREAKS out! Thankfully I can usually still get her down for at least one good nap a day in her swing. Yeah yeah, I'm supposed to wean her from the swing by this age. Whatever. She's sleeping.