I have heard many a blogger tread through the foggy haze of exhaustion to warn other parents of the dreaded 18-month sleep regression. Or perhaps they were just venting and trying to stay awake. Regardless of their intent, I never quite felt that the information was meant for me. I mean, my kid would never regress. No, he was a forward mover. Yeah, right.
In fact, I had blocked the information so well that until just a few days ago, I hadn't considered the fact that Gabriel might be experiencing the dreaded regression even though he has been waking 2-4 times a night for the last month and will turn 18-months old in two weeks. I guess it turns out he really is a forward mover...moving into the damn regression six weeks early! Gah!
If I don't go loony from sleep deprivation by the time this is over, I'll have a gaping hole in my stomach from all of the coffee. And then we'll be on to the next developmental challenge.
It's a darn good thing he's cute.