Day 3 of the Zachary Sleeping Crisis
That is right, we have hit crisis mode. Zachary’s sleep at night has been getting worse over the last few nights and last night we reached mission critical. If things get any worse he may break my wife and I. We knew we were in for an awful night when after getting him to sleep at 8:30PM he started screaming at 10PM. When my wife and I heard him scream our eyes locked in terror. He woke up almost every hour thereafter except for one three hour stretch. My wife and I are strung up on caffeine right now and hoping to survive tonight. We have no idea how to reverse this trend. We keep questioning our strategies. We have tried using different swaddles, tried not swaddling him, fed him extra milk, had him sleep in both the crib and stroller, and read to him from the Economist.
My theory is that his sleeping problems stem from his nervousness about the upcoming New York Jets season (he says Rex better get us to the the Super Bowl this season). My wife’s theory is he is trying to kill us slowly.
The only funny part about last night is that during his 3 hour stretch I went to his room to check on him because he looked so lifeless in the video monitor. I stared at him to see if he was okay and then he let me know he was absolutely fine by letting out a rather loud fart.