Do you ever wonder what your baby is thinking while you spend your time, well, thinking about them? I rarely do, but it's certainly a nice distraction from the circular headache of thinking about sleep regressions or sleep training. I say, if only for a moment, take a break from calculating your chances of death via insomnia, and instead enjoy a little daydream about the thoughts your baby has during a sleep regression. It's like counting sheep, sorta.
When I look back at photos of my daughter from when she was very small, or those seemingly never-ending months when all I can remember is that she would never sleep, I'm often struck by the looks on her little face. She's clearly thinking about something, and her early side-eye makes me think she would have had a lot to say about a sleep regression. You know, if she was old enough to talk, that is.
This list of things your baby might be (read: probably is) thinking when they're having a sleep regression makes me think of the If You Give A Mouse A Cookie books. You know, when one thing leads to another. I love imagining my baby's thought process just like those books, as though her cries and whines are code for complex little thoughts in her sweet little head.