October 2014 Recap

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what I did during the first two weeks of the month that was exciting and worth sharing (other than me working two Saturdays–yay for adult convos about things other than Bebe!–and purchasing a new SUP).

That said, the second two weeks were great with husband home from work because his parents were in town visiting. Let’s go with bullets for expediency.

Little one is still delightful and I can’t believe he’s already as old as he is. November will be fun as we’ll introduce food and take him on a(nother) multi-night trip away from home.

September 2014 Recap

#Bebe is napping so let’s do this quick-like…

So it would seem like not a whole lot happened in September, but that isn’t true. My parents’ visit was wonderful and Bebe continued to delight us each and every day. Let’s end with another picture of the precious one…

Ha ha! The Universe (Temporarily) Hates Me

So, I wrote this post and in the time since, that schedule has been blown up and destroyed.

The tl:dr Version

Abbreviated naps + late(-ish) bedtime = super overtired Bebe.

Naps better in tune w/ sleep cycle + earlier bedtime = Happy Bebe.

For those of you still reading:

For the first two week of August, he was in a wonder week and not napping (well) and I was too tired/frazzled to put the pieces together. It was only when he didn’t snap back to non-wonder week “Happy Bebe” that I realized how tired he really was. I reverted to the napping plan laid out in one of my resources. I spent the last two weeks of August (and first couple of days of September) tracking every time he woke and was put down to sleep and we started putting him down earlier at night. A pattern emerged and he’s back to Happy Bebe with only a touch of the wonder week fussiness that we’ve experienced in the past (yes, another wonder week. These things never seem to stop…). A side effect of this wonder week is that he’s waking more at night (*waves goodbye to only one wake-up at night* “See you soon!” I whisper.) Some people call this the four month sleep regression, but I prefer this perspective. It’s a process and I’m looking forward to getting some longer stretches of sleep myself in a few months. I’m just happy to have Happy Bebe back.