This week has been soooo hard with sleep. Hunter has completely regressed and is waking up in the middle of the night, and I'm often up with him for 1.5-2.5 hours. Just trying to get him to go back to sleep. It's so incredibly frustrating, and I'm so tired. And I'm starting to battle a sore throat, which I know would be a lot better if I could just sleep through the night. Just look at his eyes, too. See how tired he looks?! He slept good on Monday night, and I accidentally had the volume off on the monitor. It was nice, but I know he slept well too because the screen will turn on if he makes a lot of noise, and it never did. So that was my last good night of sleep. After that, he would wake himself up when he was on his tummy and then would have a hard time falling back asleep. Or, he would have a hard time staying asleep when I put him back into his crib. Last night though, he was wide awake at 1am and was not interested in falling back asleep. Finally I fed him and that calmed him down enough where he slept another 4 hours. Kathleen said he hasn't been sleeping well at daycare either. So he's tired and cranky and I'm tired and cranky. Joy. I really hope he jumps out of this sleep regression very soon.
This week we tried carrot baby food that I made, and apparently he made a face, his whole body shook and he gagged himself to get it out of his mouth. Dramatic, no? He did this at daycare, and I'm sad that I missed it. I'm beginning to wonder if he doesn't like carrots and squash or if he doesn't like the food that I make. I bought a bunch of baby food because in the holiday rush, I won't have time to make him a bunch of stuff that he doesn't want to eat anyway.
It truly is a bummer to work five days and only get to spend good time with him on the weekends. I feel bad for parents who have to do this every week. I'm really thankful that starting again the end of December I will get him more often. It's tough!