I Miss Sleep

I remember at Emma’s 6 month check up, her Ped talking about a big and very disruptive sleep regression that would occur around 8-9 months. She.Wasn’t.Kidding. Last night was the first night since before Thanksgiving, I literally can not remember before that, where Emma slept longer than 2 hours at a time. She went to bed at 8:30, up at 12:30, back to sleep by 1 and up again at 6:30. I went to bed at 9, so while I got a very good amount of sleep, I still am SO beyond tired, this HAS to keep occuring or I’m not going to make it. There isn’t enough caffeine. Ever.

Oh and did I mention that along with not sleeping at night, she also boycotted naps? Super fun.

Because of that, I have done 0 exercise. ZERO. And I’m ok with that, I know that eventually she is going to be this little person instead of a tiny human and won’t be 100% dependant on me anymore, but man. Send caffeine. ASAP.

In the meantime, I’ll keep trying to talk rationally to Emma about the benefits of sleeping 8 hours at night.

I feel like this is Emma. Daily.


  1. Marcia says:

    Oh wow this brings back memories. I had non-nappers too. Sleep deprivation/interruption is brutal. It’s a good think they’re cute, right? Hang in there, this too shall pass.

    • Jen@jpabstfitness says:

      She is super stubborn!!! It’s a good thing she is #4, because if she was #1, she would have been the only child.

  2. Alex @ time to choose joy says:

    I completely feel you! My kiddo did not sleep through the night until he was 1!! I just thought I was never going to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time for the rest of my life!

    This too shall pass is what I always told myself!!!

    • Jen@jpabstfitness says:

      That’s what everyone keeps telling me, once she’s 1 she’ll sleep longer…but I’m DYING! My older 3 were totally sleeping the better part of the night by now and most importantly taking naps during the day. It will pass..it will pass 😉

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