I posted last time about Dante’s sleep schedule shifting, so that he fell asleep in the early evening and woke up in the early morning. That was okay, but this weekend, he started going to bed later but waking up at 1:30 or 2:00, crying for food. Argh. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights all featured this brutal wee hours feeding. Then on Monday night he went back to sleeping through the evening and night (with a bottle assist around 11:00.) The confusing thing is that for a while there, he could eat at 8:00 and sleep through til 5:00 the next day. Now that doesn’t seem to cut it anymore, which is a bummer.
It reminds me that first, the whole child development thing is not a linear process, but more of a zigzag, two-steps-forward-one-step-back kind of experience. Secondly, I keep thinking of a friend’s comment that raising kids is kind of like fighting the Borg: something may work for a while, but then they adapt, and suddenly your winning strategy is useless, necessitating a new plan. Resistance is futile.