Well, we made it through the first 6 months with a marvelously easy baby in regards to sleeping (in regards to most things really, but especially sleeping). A new pattern has evolved though, and I'm not digging it.
Sophie used to go to bed b/t 9-10, wake b/t 3-4 to eat and then sleep until 7 or so. For the past week, she is waking at 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30...fussy, fussy. She doesn't typically wake each of those times every night, but at least 2 out of the 4. I think I said in an earlier post that I just feed her b/c it's a quick fix back to sleep for another few hours. Last night, I fed her at 12:30, she woke at 1:30 but quite honestly I was so tired that I just let her fuss, so she must have gone back to sleep. Then she slept until 5ish.
She doesn't cry really, but is really restless and whiny in her sleep. I had stopped using the sleep positioner a few weeks ago, but used it again last night to see what happened. My active little girl managed to move her body IN the sleep positioner a full 90 degrees.
This new pattern coincides with a few things, but I don't know if any of them is the culprit.
1) turning 6 months
2) not using the harness
3) the emergence of 2 teeth
Also, she is starting to fight going to bed a bit. I've always made a habit of putting her to bed awake, and until a week ago, that worked fabulously. It was hard to leave the room when her little blue eyes were staring up at me in the dark, but she was typically asleep within 10 minutes. NOW? Not so much. She no longer will just ease into sleep. I tried to put her to bed last night at 9:30. No luck. I rocked her for a few minutes, and put her back to bed. No luck. Lather, rinse, repeat and she finally stayed down. I just really don't want to get in the habit of rocking her to sleep, or having her fall asleep on me. I've heard that's bad, bad, bad.
So, I had a talk with Mr. Google this morning and a consistant answer to this problem could be separation anxiety, but I'm doubtful of that. I don't think that's it. She is showing no other signs.
What to do?? I have no clue. I wish she came with a manual:)