My little LP was an angel in terms of sleeping for a grand total of 2.5 months. People would give us incredulous looks when we she said she slept through the night - from 9:30pm-8am. We would think "We are so lucky" and gloat in private. And then...things changed.
What happened? I wish we knew. We just keep guessing teething? belly hurt? growth spurt? Who the heck knows - but it stinks. When she was a newborn, waking up in the middle of the night was expected, it was tolerated, it was possible to go to work with only 4 solid hours of sleep. Now I crawl out of bed and whine after getting up at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30.
I think she must know that the last 15 minutes before my alarm goes off (at 6:30) are the most precious, because at 6:15 this morning she decided to start talking to herself - loudly. As in turning off the monitor does no good - you can hear it anyway. It is a good thing she is cute.