Re: 9 month old waking every two hours: molars? growth spurt
Sounds pretty normal. My little guy is 9 and some change months and has always been a frequent night waker. (I found long ago that having my clock turned away from my view at night makes me happier.) But he's been constantly in teething mode for months now, and I assume that plays a large part in his wakings. (I will say his latest tooth just erupted and I had the most sleep last night I have had in so so long.) I think molars usually come in around a year, but if your baby already has all the rest of his teeth so far, then maybe he's just early on molars, too . I find my LO nurses better (more peacefully) at night due to his distraction during the day, so I prefer the night nursing to the fierce daytime ones. There is also a growth spurt somewhere in here, but I personally have never really noticed growth spurts per se, but he certainly goes through phases of nursing more frequently, and not sleeping at all it sEEMs like. (sorry,he's messing with `keyboard). then he will `su`ddenlny sleep alot, and I will have blissful nights and napful days. Maybe those are just around the corner for you--here's hoping, right? It can be hard to pinpoint a "reason" for every little eccentricity or change. I have more or less stopped trying, and just call everything a phase. Usually a day or two after I am so fed up with the latest phase that I think things just can't keep getting worse, they change again for a new phase.
mama to a little raccoon, born under the full moon, Nov '11