The last couple of nights have been really difficult with Avery. I remember hearing that the three month growth spurt was the worst, but for us it has been the start of the fourth month that has brought about the most frustrating events.
Miss A had been sleeping quite well, with the exception of a random night every so often, over the last month. You could say we were getting spoiled. She was going to be between 7:30 and 9pm, waking once between 1:30 and 3am for a feed and then not again until the start of her day between 6:30 and 8. We were getting enough sleep that we were no longer super cranky. Her dad was even giving her her bottle most nights for the middle of the night feed. We thought we had an amazing sleeper on our hands. That was until....
Wednesday she had her 4 month check-up which included vaccines. She missed her morning nap due the the appointment time. And ever since her napping and night time sleep has been off. Not that she was on some perfect schedule/routine, but it was becoming predictable. On Thursday and Friday she was waking every hour to two hours and not wanting to go back to sleep. Super frustrating to her dad and I. At 5:30 Saturday morning she woke-up, I fed her, then she refused to go to sleep. She was awake until 11:30am and had to cry pretty hard to crash into sleep. Last night she did better, as I really worked at keeping her asleep during nap time after that super long stint of being awake in the morning( I feel like if her naps are bad during the day, her night sleep is that much worse). But she still woke many more times than she had been before Wednesday.
So I think we are going to try the Ferber Method , or some form of it. I was reading that a lot of the 4 month sleep regression is due to their brains processing all of the information that they take in during the day and also that they may be trying to practice and process new skills. Hopefully we will be back on some kind of night time sleep schedule that is not so disruptive for both Miss A and us.
Moral of the story: Don't get too comfortable, it all changes!!