He was never the world's best sleeper...very ‘colicky’ as a newborn and always more wakeful than other babies around him, but up until that point I'd been managing okay…
Then the ‘regression’ hit and he started waking 5, 6, 7, 8+ times a night. Sometimes every sleep cycle!
It was absolutely EXHAUSTING.
This wakefulness went on for weeks until it got to the point where - after a particularly rough string of nights - I reached breaking point.
I was so sleep deprived I could barely function. My brain was a foggy mess.
I'd forget why I walked into a room.
I even left the gas stove running for 6 hours straight while I was out one day (the house survived thank goodness 😅, but still!).