We are getting some better rest here, too... apparently all of those nights of wiggling were DD trying to find her feet. Now she wakes up and instantly grabs onto them and is stoked, it's very cute.
I'm feeling kind of guilty, though, because I am so NOT a morning person, and I haven't had to stick to a consistent schedule for myself (being self employed), and it's been super cold and foggy here all summer for some reason... so lately we are sleeping in later and later. Yesterday I got up with her at 10ish, which is already bad enough, but we were both still groggy, so we went back to bed and slept till 11:30!! I'm loving the rest (although she is still waking up at 2am, 5am, 7am, 9am, etc), but I feel kind of flakey for doing that, and now her nap schedule (as it is, nothing great to begin with) is all thrown off and weird, so the best few nights I haven't been able to get her to sleep before 10:30pm...
I'm torn between staying flexible and mellow about it (and enjoying it while I can, since most babies like to get up much earlier eventually) and thinking I need to instate more consistency in our lives. Any thoughts?
(besides the fact that those of you with other kids/ out of home jobs want to kill me for being able to sleep in...
Also, I insisted we put our super cozy foam mattress topper back on the bed because my back has been killing me every day for weeks. But it makes poor DH's back so uncomfortable to have it on. I promised him that we could have it off after pregnancy, and we have for the past 4 months, but our mattress is so blown out and old (7 years old!!) that I couldn't take it any more. But now he's miserable. So I guess we're going mattress shopping, but we can't afford a natural one, and I worry about all of the chemical crap that's in them going into DD's system
. The one plus about ours being so old is that it's mostly already off gassed all of its crap.
Anyway. I'm hoping the 4 month sleep regression is over for all of us... but since we're only at 17 weeks, I'm not fully convinced that's what was going on over here, so we'll see! She's loving her feet, starting to sit up propped on her arms for a few seconds. Still not rolling over much but lots of rolling to her sides and big gestures with arms (bringing things to her mouth mostly). I think she is doing these pelvic thrust things when she wants me to pick her up. I'm starting to wonder how much longer her vibratey chair is even going to be an option!
I am feeling thankful for all of the smiles, and that feeding her seems to finally be more regulated (i.e., it's clearer when she's hungry, she goes longer without eating, etc). She's growing great, and I cannot wait for all of the next steps!!