How can you be angry at this sweet little face looking up at you? What if I tell you this photo was taken after an entire night awake with her, in fact the 4th in a row. Nope, still couldn’t be angry with her. She’s 4 months old and this week out of the blue her sleep pattern seems to have gone completely out of the window. I felt uncomfortable at times previously when asked how well she slept by other sleep deprived mums to reply by telling them that she slept great and was doing so well. Smug almost. Well I am now that sleep deprived mum who doesn’t want to hear how well your little angel has slept as mine has become nocturnal almost. It’s not that she won’t sleep, she will so long as she’s snuggled into me which means I don’t sleep and the minute I move her she wakes until I return her to snuggle into me.
I read an article about sleep regression this morning and it fits “The myth of baby sleep regressions – what’s really happening to your baby’s sleep?” It’s an explanation that seems plausible and having read it I don’t now feel like I am to blame or that I have a nightmare baby on my hands, albeit I think from reading the article it’s more like “sleep progression” and now feel reassured that Tiggy is right on track and on target for her developmental stage that is just 4 months.
A second article I read recently about “new mommy eyes” was all the more poignant, offered up no explanation or excuse but made my heart melt and this is why despite a night of no sleep whatsoever I can still smile at her cheeky little face beaming up at me.