Friday, June 13, 2008

Dun dun duuuuuunnnnnnn...

Several nights this past week Donovan slept 6+ hours in a row at night, including Wednesday night when he went to bed at 7pm and didn't wake up till 3am.

Then last night, after going to bed at 7pm, he decided it'd be fun to wake up at 8pm. And again at 11pm. And at 3:30am. And 6am. And then he was finally up for the day at about 7:30am. Then during the day he napped twice, for 30-40 minutes each time, along with 1-2 other catnaps of 20 mins or less. (He normally takes 5+ naps of 30-45 mins each day) Ironically, his stretches of sleeping through the night seem to be getting shorter as he gets older, rather than longer...

Could this be the dreaded "4 month wakeful period" beginning? Or perhaps a growth spurt (he seemed genuinely hungry each time he woke overnight)? Or maybe, hopefully, a random fluke?

All day today he seemed perfectly content waiting 3 hours between meals, when normally it can be a struggle to hold off till 2.5 hours. If he does it again tonight, should I just let him be tomorrow if he wants to wait to eat again, or try to feed him more often during the day (when spacing out feedings has been my goal over the past week)? At least he was in a pretty good mood most of the day despite all the lost sleep.

Eek. I guess I should wait and see what tonight brings before getting all worked up. Though it's not boding quite so well, after the poor napping today and then going to bed at 7pm and waking up again at 8pm, hungry.

At least Zach's home now, and stayed home from work today to help out, he was in France Tuesday through late last night (right now he's next door at the restaurant watching France vs the Netherlands in the Eurocup).

Nine more days till we go to Texas... I have a small notebook that I'm filling with lists (Packing: for Donovan, for us, carry-on items; Shopping lists for D and for us; etc) to try to keep my brain somewhat organized. But hey, if we happen to forget anything, even though we'll arrive at, like, 11pm, we can just go to Walmart if we need to buy stuff BECAUSE IT WILL BE OPEN. ALL. NIGHT.

(D's getting pumped for his trip to Texas. Can y'all tell?)


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