I hauled myself into his room, hoping that a bottle would be enough to put him back to sleep. No such luck. The little guy was all smiles - up and ready to go.
This felt like hell. A few short months ago, four hours of sleep would have been amazing, but once you get used to your baby sleeping through the night - its incredibly difficult to adjust to 4am wake-up calls.
I was sitting in the recliner holding him when I remembered reading something about how yawning is believed to be a biological function of the body used to subliminally sync people in rhymthm with one another.
So, I decided that if I faked yawning that it might trigger a sleep response in the baby. So I yawned and yawned and yawned again. Well, it seemed to be working - on me anyways. During my performance, Justin, on his way to the bathroom, peeked into the room.
"Is he going back to bed?" Justin asked.
I told him I was working on it by yawning. He seemed confused and a little skeptical.
Well, dear husband, I'll have you know that it worked like a charm. Two and a half hours later - that baby passed out cold.