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.

The Record Player in My Head

212/365 – Don’t cry princess, it was only a dream.

I generally do not have problems sleeping. All my life, I’ve slept like a rock. My father loves to tell the story of him walking into my room when I was about 4 years old and he repeatedly picked my hand up, straightened my arm, and then let it go. I didn’t wake up. Like.A.Rock.

On those rare (and I do mean rare) occasions that I cannot sleep, I worry that I’ve made the wrong choices in my life. Did I take the right job? Did I study the right things in college? Should I have not bit my tongue when a friend seemed be looking for advice, but didn’t outright ask for it?

I console myself with this quote from Soren Kierkegaard:

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.”

I have to just keep living. If I spend too much time worrying, I don’t actually do anything. Reflect and just keep moving forward.

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