I've raised my concern about Raees' sleep pattern recently. And I'm still concern! Today he woke up around 8am. It's now 4.30pm and he has only napped for half an hour! That's after I carried and pat him for an hour.
So I'm OK with him not sleeping that much in the day if he sleeps longer at night. But now it's difficult to get him to sleep at night even! He will usually sleep after midnight, after feeding. I saw a glimmer of hope last night when he fell asleep at 9 pm. But he woke up less than an hour later.
I read that 4-month old babies should be able to sleep on his own when he's put in the crib awake. So far that has not happen with Raees. I let him stare at his musical mobile, hug his favourite caterpillar and tried not to carry him.
Yet he would be wide awake and will cry soon after. When he does that, Mer will be the first to go over to the crib, carry him and entertain him to get him laughing and smiling again *sigh* Mer finds it difficult to ignore the cries from such a handsome boy.
It's also difficult to get Raees to doze off when he's being carried/pat. It's as if he's forcing himself to stay awake when he's actually sleepy.
The only way that works now is via feeding. After midnight. On the bed. Laying down. Not only will it put Raees to sleep but me too.
As I'm writing this, Raees is playing with his musical toy on the bed. He's getting restless and is giving the first warning to be picked up. Oh no, it just got louder - enter second stage. Gotta run before he enters the third and final stage!