The reason for this post is to talk about little baby's sleeping lately. It is awful.
Recently I have been really trying to make sure he gets around three-two hours naps a day with usually one other nap that ranges from 30- 60 mins. By doing this I think it helps when it is time to go to bed. He sometimes (like last night) likes to take two hours to fully go to bed, yep two hours. And he is tired, he doesn't want to be awake anymore. But if you lay him down after you think he is asleep he just opens his eyes and is wide awake. And we start the rocking and singing process all over again. But with enough decent naps, this is usually shortened.
For a while we were getting a good stretch of sleep each night at least one long period, 4-6 hours, and then shorter periods, 2-3 hours. Which is wonderful because it means I am actually getting decent sleep with dreams and all. But this past week it is more him waking up every 1-2 hours the entire night. That means no dreams and a very tired mamma.
Part of me just thinks (hopes) it is this age, since it got worse around 6 weeks and he is 7 weeks today, I am hoping it only last another week before we go back to longer sleeping periods. And I really think this may be the case because also around 6 weeks he started crying more at bedtime, and with a new cry at that. A dreadful cry, at first I was worried he was in pain by how it sounded. But no he just wanted some swaddling and shushing and swaying and rocking, all at once.
So hopefully this night sleep issue will work itself out soon and then we can work on naptime. Currently he only sleeps during the day with me holding him or having him in a carrier, it would be nice for him to take a nap in his crib. But again as soon as I lay him down, no matter how long he has been sleeping he wakes up and doesn't go back to sleep.
And no post is good without a baby picture: