Monday, August 22, 2011

In Which Connor Is A Sleepykin

So Connor did this glorious thing last night where he fell asleep around 10:00pm and then woke up at 11:00pm, fell asleep again at midnight, woke up again at 1:00am. . . you get the picture.  He did that until about 3:30am or so, and then he finally went down for good.

He proceeded to sleep for the next fifteen hours.  Yes, my child literally slept the day away.  I went in and tried to wake him up around 11:00am or so, and he threw up his breakfast and then actually fell back asleep sitting upright on the couch.  So I cleaned him up, fixed up his g-tube pump to give him a slow feed and then put him back to bed.  Every four hours or so throughout the day I would go in to roll him over, change his diaper and make sure he was actually asleep and not in a coma or something.  He'd wake up a little bit during the process and then the second I put his sheet back on him he was out like a light again.

So apparently he woke up around six thirty or so and stayed up for an entire hour before crashing again, and he's currently still snoozing away.  Suddenly my child has been replaced by Sleeping Beauty's younger brother.  My guess is that he's catching up on all of the sleep he's missed in the past few weeks.  Apparently he's decided that he can get all of his sleep in two day chunks and then stay up the other five days of the week.  It's a novel approach to sleep, but not one I'm overly enthusiastic about.  Oh well.

So I'm off to take advantage of his current somnolent state to catch up on some sleep myself!



Julia O'C said...

He's becoming like a camel, only instead of going for long stretches without water, he can go for long stretches without sleep. What you were experiencing was a Sleep Oasis. And when he falls asleep at his normal bedtime only to wake an hour later? That was a Sleep Mirage.

I'm trying to find a way to fit velociraptors into this ridiculous theory but I'm having writer's block.

Jess said...

Julia, have I told you how awesome you are lately?

Because you are awesome.

leah said...

Here's to catching up on some rest! I hope he (and you) get caught up on the missing sleep.

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