For weeks and weeks, Collin has been on a good sleep schedule. Naps, though a little on the long side, came at normal intervals and nighttime was fairly awesome for a baby. Then suddenly something nocturnal crawled in his head and now he can't bear to be awake in the daytime. Last night he woke me up around 4:00 and who knows how long he had been awake, since it usually takes him a while to work himself up to the squeals and talking that are loud enough to disturb the parents. He fell back asleep around 7:30 for about an hour. Then he woke up tonight around 9:00 after sleeping pretty much nonstop since 12:30. During those 8 and a half hours, I literally COULD NOT wake him up. No noises or movements or cold water or stinky breath blown in his face could get anything more than a twitch or a little squeak of protest out of him.
Like most things with Collin, it would be easy to speculate for hours on the cause - medicines? medicine timings? medicine doses? growing? teething? fighting off a virus? something we haven't thought of yet? - but we don't like to mess around too long in the Speculodrome (so named by our friend Nicholas) because it rarely yields a concrete answer and usually leaves me with shoulders pulled up to my earlobes with stress. Instead, we follow our if-it's-not-an-emergency protocol: do our best to cope with it while it's happening and try not to think about it every second while we wait for it to go away.
I am going to run it by someone at the neurologist's office when we go in for our EEG tomorrow and see if we can get some helpful feedback, but I'm certainly not holding my breath. We're all in the same boat when it comes to figuring things out with Collin.