4 month sleep regression.

Well it would be a stretch to say that Morgan’s sleep has been following a linear pattern since she was born but I’ve come across a phrase in the past few weeks that would imply that was the case. The infamous “4 month sleep regression“. What I take this to mean is that MJ is totally normal in the fact that she won’t sleep for more than an hour or so at a time and that she just simply won’t nap during the day. So far the only thing that has worked for us is to pull her into bed with me and hold her tightly, one hand behind the head, one hand under the butt. Unfortunately she still wakes up screaming every 20 minutes or so.

The reading I’ve been doing suggests that this is because she is making some big cognitive leaps these past few weeks and, admittedly, that is a good thing. Lack of sleep for everyone in the house (even the cats have a hard time sleeping through Miss Morgan’s sleep-screaming fits) is most decidedly *not* a good thing.

Here’s to hoping that the “regression” comes to a head quickly and she is able to sleep for longer stretches again. this sleep deprivation is making my normally happy little girl into the bear we feared she might be.


~ by CableGirl on Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

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