A week ago, the zunzun’s night sleep very suddenly changed. He’s slept much longer stretches, Sometimes waking between 9 and 11 but then sleeping 6-9 hours.
Awesome, right? Except my body isn’t sure what to do after so many months of very interrupted sleep! And my boobs are haywire, often waking me up themselves, full and hard and throbbing.
That’s not the problem, though. I pump and it’s taken care of. The issue is that the zunzun is waking between 5 and 530 instead of the 7 to 730 he was doing before. He eats voraciously, sometimes kinda dozing back off and then starts looking around, wiggling out of the swaddle, turn over on my lap, talking and cooing, etc.
I can’t tell if he’s rested or overtired. Last night I put him down at 6, he woke at 640 (typical for him to rouse after his first sleep cycle), got him back to sleep shortly thereafter, woke at 10 for maybe 15 min, then slept til 510.
Too early for his moms!
But as soon as his night sleep got better, his day sleep got way worse. He’s several times this week “napped” for 15-30 minutes, then woken up crying and crabby but unwilling to go back down. On those days, I laid with him for a nap in the afternoon, typically 2-ish hours.
So is he rested after 11 hours of night sleep, or overtired bc of his hitty napping? An if it’s the former, is there any hope??
I’ve been scouring the blogs with toddlers for advice. But if any of you reading have thoughts, pls volunteer them? Tonight will experiment with slightly later bedtime to see if that helps. I don’t want to be a 5am riser!