Last week, my exhaustion and crankiness had reached new heights...heights that finally convinced me that things had to change. Before Christmas, you had started to sleep in 6 hour stretches and it seem to be getting more consistent. And then, we traveled off and on for about 2 weeks and that was the end of that. For the last 6 weeks or so, you would wake up every 1-2 hours each night after midnight, and would only be soothed back to sleep by feeding. I'll admit, I didn't try anything else for very long, since I knew that 5 minutes of nursing would get you back to sleep faster than anything else and I just wanted to go back to bed. I was just convinced this was a growth spurt and it would end any night. But as the weeks stretched on, I had to face the fact that you weren't waking up cause you were hungry...it was just becoming a habit. A bad habit that was ruining my life, my marriage, and my sanity.