Pin It Now! It all started Friday night. Avery did not want to go to bed. She fussed during her feeding and when we put her in her crib she did not want to go to sleep. Luckily, she didn't cry or anything, just kind of laid in her crib, talked to herself, and played with her seahorse and lamb. It took her almost a half an hour to fall asleep. Very unusual for her, she's usually asleep within 10 minutes or so. However, that night she slept great and didn't wake up the next morning until about 7:10 (yep, that's right she dropped her night time feed almost 2 weeks ago, I didn't say anything cause I didn't want to jinx it). The next day the same thing happened at her naps. She's not always the best napper and it sometimes takes her longer to fall asleep for naps then bedtime, but it was worse then usual. One nap it took her an hour to fall asleep! But once again, no crying or fussing, just laying there, playing and talking. I didn't worry too much about it, especially since she was still in a great mood when she was awake. Things continued like this all weekend, having trouble falling asleep but sleeping well when she finally did.
Then Monday rolled around. Naps continued as they had all weekend but then suddenly she got grouchy. Very grouchy! Nothing I could do made her happy, she whined and cried all. the. time! Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but she whined and cried a lot. She could go from being a happy baby to being a miserable one in the blink of an eye. If I told her not to do something or took something away, you'd think it was the end of the world the way she cried. And going out in public was the worst! She usually loves going out and running errand with me. Everyone always comments on what a happy baby she is. Well, not this week.
And to make it worse, she has started waking up during the night again. Ugh! Monday night she woke up once about 4 am, not too bad but I was so enjoying being able to sleep all night. Then Tuesday she woke up 3 times; 1 am, 3 am, and 6 am. Made for a long night! Last night Eric was such a sweetheart and slept out on the couch with the monitor so I could get some sleep (God I love that man!). It was so nice! However, she woke up 2 times last night, 1 am and 5 am. I really hope this doesn't last too long!
I'm not sure what is going on with her. Maybe teething, a growth spurt, close to walking, or there could be no reason at all, just typical baby crankiness. Needless to say I am exhausted from it all. Let's just say I have eaten a lot of chocolate!!