Re: When baby is wide awake at 4:30 AM!
You roll with it, because there is nothing you can do. You can't make a baby sleep. You can, however, provide conditions which are conducive to sleep- keep the lights off or very low, don't talk, don't engage him in playtime, don't walk around, don't make yourself a snack, etc. I think your "hunker down" approach was right on target!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"