This morning was the third morning in a row where Jack slept in til between 7:30-7:45.
Wednesday morning we expected it because Tuesday night we had a bad sleep episode where we turned off the TV around 10pm only to realize Jack was wailing in his crib. Probably due to the fact that we were watching Transformers 2 and should have taken more care with the volume. Man it’s a loud movie.
Anyways, normally we just let him cry if he wakes up at night like that because he only rarely cries longer than 10 minutes and in the morning he still wakes up happy as a clam. That night I felt guilty that it was us that woke him up and I was afraid maybe all the loud noise scared him so I turned out all the lights and went in to get him.
He grabbed onto me snuggled in on the rocking chair while we sat and rocked for probably 15 minutes and I tried to let him calm down/get sleepy again before taking him back to bed.
Now, I knew this was a bad idea. I knew if I got him up I would live to regret it and I should just let him go on his own and he’d fall back asleep and wake up happy and all would be right with the world but I couldn’t leave well enough alone and I had to get him up for a snuggle and as I feared, when I put him back in bed he started crying again.
This time it was easier for me to leave him because I knew he wasn’t scared or anything, just pissed at being dropped back off in bed. I think he cried for a solid 8 minutes before passing out, and then about every 3-5 minutes for the next 15-20 minutes he cranked back up for 30 seconds or so (just long enough to make sure I wasn’t actually able to fall asleep).
So when he slept til 7:40 Wednesday morning, I was not surprised. I knew he would need the extra sleep after being awake late the night before and I didn’t think anything of it.
Then Thursday morning he slept til 7:40, and this morning he slept til 7:30. I hate to get my hopes up, but maybe we’re going back to a longer over night sleep schedule? He basically moved himself to a one nap schedule a few weeks ago (he went from taking a 1 hour morning nap and a 45m-1hr afternoon hap to taking a 1.5hr morning nap and refusing an afternoon nap. We took the hint and he now sleeps 1.5-2hrs after lunch .) and it was bumpy for a while, but now that all of his teeth are in (or practically in, but they’ve all cut) and he’s been on a one-nap-a-day schedule for about a month, maybe the over night sleep thing is working itself back out and he’ll sleep til 7:30ish now (or really any time after 7am is good for me) instead of 6:30!
I’m almost afraid to say it out loud for fear of jinxing myself, but I’m so excited and encouraged by the thought of it that I can’t help it!