Posted by Phil on June 20, 2003 at 10:56:16:
In Reply to: Re: Is this sensible? posted by Steve on June 20, 2003 at 10:28:25:
Maybe a growth spurt? Is she eating more than she usually does?
When my boy was that age, it seemed there were tons of "phases" that he'd go into and come out of, only to go into another phase that would be just as annoying (if not more so) as the one he just got out of.
I'm guessing that no change you enact will make much of a difference here. You could try to switch things up, and maybe it'll work. But speaking from my own experience, it's just one of those perplexing baby things. There's no rhyme or reason to it... it just is.
I didn't start enjoying consistent nights of "sleeping in" to 6:30am until he was maybe 2 1/2. I'd be tempted to belive he was gonna do it because he'd sleep in that late sometimes, but then he'd go back to waking up early. And anything I did seemed to make no difference.
Just wait until your wife tells you that she sleeps until 8:00am every day while you go to work. But come the weekend, she's up at 5:30. That "phase" about made me want to jump off a bridge. That one lasted the longest, too. He'd sleep in all week, but wake up early on the weekends when it was my turn to get up with him.
All this will pass, though. And while I can vividly remember every painful night, it does eventually get better. He's 4. I am now consistently able to sleep until at least 7:30 or 8:00 every morning (including weekends - thank God). My boy had trouble sleeping too. So if he could do it, I'm sure Hannah will too.
My vice that helped me get through it? Kona Coffee. Good stuff.
Good luck to you.
P.S. Am I wordy or what?