Lately Henry has been driving me nuts during the day. He won’t sleep past 6am-ish and during the day he grabs 20 minute naps here and there but nothing long enough that I could nap as well. I feel like my sleep reserves are rapidly dwindling. I’m eagerly looking forward to the weekend where Chris can take him (since he wakes up at 6ish also) and I can sleep in between feedings. I don’t know why he refuses to nap longer than 20 minutes. He’ll startle himself awake to make sure I’m still around. He also will fight falling asleep like crazy, thus becoming incredibly cranky. If I calculate all the sleep he’s getting, it’s way below what he’s supposed to be getting, by at least a few hours which brings me to my next point.
Anyone heard of the “witching hour”? I had not heard of it at all until I described that Henry cried for 3 days straight between 4 and 7pm and a few people told me “yeah, that’s the witching hour”. I had never heard of it before. It seems like it’s something that should be taught. It’s basically the time of day where you baby cries like crazy and nothing consoles him because he’s just too far gone in his tantrum. It’s really frustrating and you feel like a bad parent who can’t help their baby settle down. Thankfully the pat two nights have been tantrum free but I feel that I now hold my breath between 4 and 7 out of fear that it starts again. Also, why call it the witching hour when it lasts longer than that?
I’m hoping Henry it’s not the witching hour thing and that his tantrums were due to growing pains. Over the weekend he’s grown a few inches and barely fits in his 3 month sleepers now since he’s so long. He only has about 6 inches of free space in his bassinet also so he may be graduating to crib sooner than I thought if he keeps growing like this. He’s all length and no chub. I keep expecting him to get chubbier and it’s not happening. He’s going to be tall and skinny like his dad.
I’m off to the movies again today. Possibly with Aline if she can make it, if not, I’m going on my own to see the movie Paul. I can’t pass up a Simon Pegg movie!