Everybody warned me that is was going to happen. That no matter how well my baby had been doing, when he hit 4 months old, I was in for a rough couple of weeks. Of course I didn’t believe them. I mean, with me being supermom and all (yeah, right), my baby was not going to have any problem. He would hit the 4 month mark and cruise right on through without the slightest problem. In fact, I had put all the warnings out of my mind. Until this week.
At first, I chalked his change in demeanor up to the switch from the swaddle to the woombie. I knew he would need a few days to adjust and I was prepared to work with him. And he adjusted pretty quickly. By the second night I thought we were on the right path. He was sleeping – not as well as he did in the swaddle – but I was still getting enough sleep to function like a somewhat normal human being. I was fully expecting that by the end of the week we would be back on track. Man, I had no idea what was coming.
We got to the weekend and I was more than ready to show off my progress to my hubby. I mean, I was going to have this sleep problem knocked and we were going to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the beautiful weather. Apparently, little Mr. Miller had different plans. He has cried all weekend long. This is not like him at all. And he has not slept. Period. I mean, I could deal with him shortening his naps a little and waking up a few times at night but he has eliminated his naps and he has not slept at night. Seriously. 45 minutes has been his longest stretch since Friday.
So as I began to question myself and try to figure out what I was doing wrong, the warnings came back to me. And I thought, wait, it can’t be true. But Miller did just turn 4 months yesterday. Hmmm… So I talked to a few friends that have babies close to his age and guess what, they told me what I was experiencing word for word. Maybe it’s all a coincidence. But I’m guessing there is something to this whole 4 month thing. Now I can only hope that it will pass as quickly as it started and wish for the return of my sweet, good sleeping baby!