My last post said, "Happy baby" and she really truly usually is...but we've hit the 4 month sleep regression/wakeful period/growth spurt/whatever the hell you want to call this bullhonkey. She's always been a very, very happy, content, easygoing baby. Always being the last three months of her life, of course. The ONLY three months of her life. For the last month at least, she went to bed, woke up at around 4 to eat, and then went back to sleep for another four or five hours. We were SO LUCKY. I never should have asked the universe for a baby that sleeps through the night, because it decided to kick us in the balls and throw this phase at us.
Now, instead of waking once, she wakes six times. Maybe more, maybe less. In my sleep deprived fog I've lost count. But this morning, for example, she woke up at 12:30, 4, 5:30, 6, 7, 8...and she never really went back to a deep sleep after the 6am waking...just went longer between fussing. And rocking, white noise, swaddling (or unswaddling), or sticking the pacifier in her mouth doesn't help. The girl wants BOOB. And nothing but boob. Pretty much at 6am I got her out of her sleeper and put her on and just let her suck as needed for the next three hours (which was almost constantly). So I've been getting very, very little sleep on top of working full time right now. I am a literal zombie, dead on my feet. (Literal except for the whole actually being a zombie part.)
And since she's not getting great sleep at night, she's not her normal happy self during the day - a little quicker to fuss, a little slower with the giggles. I tried putting her down earlier, but that didn't help. I know this is just a phase and it will pass, but this is one phase I hope passes SOON.
She's lucky she's so damn cute.
P.S. This AM she "only" woke up at 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30, so maybe we've turned the corner please god in heaven.