I called him my little "8-month-old newborn" this month, and here's why: The day after he turned 8 months old, he started waking up at 11pm....this is after having slept through the night for months. Normally, this wouldn't have been much of a problem. We're "those parents" who let their kids cry themselves back to sleep. But, Joel's mom and friend had just arrived at our house that evening...so we figured it would be common courtesy to let them sleep. (Did I mention Brahm is also the loudest of the 3?)
So he wasn't just up at 11pm, he woke up 2 other times that night screaming. Grrrr.
The next night? Same thing again. Only worse! He woke up at 11pm SCREAMING. I couldn't calm him down. Joel moved downstairs to sleep for a while, but around 12:45 came up and took Brahm. They ended up spending the night IN the van, at Joel's shop.
To make a long story short, we only had 5-6 nights all month long that we either didn't have company, or weren't on a vacation, sleeping all 5 in the same room, wary of waking up an entire house of other people....so we catered to Brahm's middle-of-the-night crying episodes and fed him. He is one little guy who KNOWS what he wants!
In addition to not sleeping well, Brahm got 3 different fevers. Unfortunately, one happened while were in Ohio visiting Joel's family at his family reunion, and it pretty much knocked him out for 5 days. He just ate, slept and cried. Oh yeah, and did I mention that he got 3 teeth this month?
(enjoying the beach at Lake Michigan)
(his new favorite toy? A remote....)
(and he LOVES playing peek-a-boo!)
He is the funniest little guy, and since coming home, has started sleeping through the night again, just like before. Little stinker. Needless to say, although I'm a bit nervous about sending Oliver to school this fall, (and Lily starts preschool, too!) I will enjoy having more one-on-one time with Brahm. He is such a sweetheart! *And I know, I say that EVERY month. But I guess looking back, this is one month we'll remember FOR SURE!!!