The first time with Z I didn’t realise there was such a thing as the 4 month sleep regression. He slept so terribly I’m not sure I really saw much difference. He was my cuckoo clock baby, waking every 2 hours without fail. I was like a grumpy zombie for months and months. I never ever slept the same way ever again. In contrast, Baby E has been a huge sleepy blessing. He doesn’t sleep through but he does do a 5 or 6 hour stretch some nights and it’s bliss. Of course there are are terrible, grumpy, zombie inducing nights too, but this time round, Baby Es 4 month sleep regression isn’t too bad… Just yet.
Maybe it’s that I just don’t sleep the same post Z, or maybe it’s that a 5 hour stretch is an ok block for a couple of days. Whatever it is, I really hope Baby E doesn’t decide being a jack in the box baby every couple of hours is a fun thing to do. As he’s now discovered his voice he will shout very happily through the evening which keeps Z wondering about the kind of party E is having downstairs. It’s possible E is looking for his mentor Z in order to observe and take in his antics. With everyone struggling to get up for anything during these wintery days there’s been some extra early nights this week, which still requires dragging little people out of bed in the mornings. I think we’d love to be able to spend the whole of January like we did the Christmas holidays, in our pjs, but alas, it seems the year with its new resolutions has already started. I’ve decided I will rub my eyes, stretch out my arms long and wide, cower and wince at the light and wake up properly in February.