two or three months ago, A started waking up earlier and earlier. at the beginning, a 6:30am wake up was waay too early for me. i just kept telling myself, "it's just a phase. it'll change in a month or so." but she kept waking up earlier and earlier. and the weeks were dragging on and on. the phase never seemed to be ending. by the end of her early waking, 6:30am was a sleep in. i was exhausted. have you seen this commercial? i burst into tears the first time i saw it. it's me.
B's sleep always ebbed and flowed but this seemed like it might be the new normal. i tried going to bed at 8:30 or 9pm to try to get more sleep but it's hard to get anything done when you're going to bed that early! we tried letting A cry it out but this always woke B up. we tried earlier bedtimes and later bedtimes. we tried one nap and two naps. we theorized about her not having enough to eat, about having allergies, about being too hot or too cold, and maybe too bright in the morning. ugh.
and then...a few days ago, A woke up at 6:20am. i was ecstatic! a sleep in! then the next day, 6:50am. then today - 7:10am!!! could this be it? are we finally "flowing" back to sleeping a normal amount? i'm afraid to even be this excited after only 3 days. but after 3 days, that bear seems to be gone. let's cross our fingers that it doesn't come back!