Monday, June 20, 2011
A Happy Little Jingle...
"Who has a baby who sleeps throught the night???
Yep, that's right! The past three nights, Chunky Monkey has slept from around 7:00pm straight through until 4:30 or 5:00am when he wakes up for a diaper change and a bottle and promptly falls back to sleep until 7:00 or 8:00. :-)
Mama on the other hand, has yet to sleep through the night. The first night, I woke up at 1:00am in a panic thinking that I hadn't heard Monkey for his midnight feeding. I ran downstairs to check on him, and he was snoring away. I went back to bed, and jolted awake again at 2:30 because he always wakes up at 2:30... NOTHING! I ran downstairs to make sure he was still breathing. He was a little congested and was stirring a bit, so I decided to lay down on the couch until he woke up. At 3:30, he still hadn't woken up! I ran in his room, felt his forehead to make sure he didn't have a fever, felt his chest to make sure he was breathing, etc. What is wrong with my child?!? I almost woke him up myself! He ended up waking on his own at 4:30 for a bottle and went back to sleep until 8:00am! I watched him like a hawk all day on Saturday thinking he must be getting sick, but he seemed fine.
Saturday night, I tried not to be a paranoid Mama when he didn't wake up, but I slept with one ear open all night. He had a couple of reflux-related coughing fits, but slept right through them. He had one bad coughing attack at 4:45, so I ended up getting him up and feeding him but he really wasn't interested. 2oz. later he was fast asleep again.
So last night, I was determined to go with the flow. I think I got up twice to check on him when he was coughing/whining, but he never woke up so I let him sleep. He got up at 5:00am, guzzled a 5oz bottle after a diaper change, and was out before the bottle left his mouth. I ended up having to wake him up to get ready for daycare myself. :-)
So... After three nights, I am going to guardedly say that I now have a baby who sleeps through the night. I am hoping I haven't just jinxed myself by posting this on the World Wide Web. ;-) If this is actually going to stick, I am thrilled silly! Booger never slept through the night! He was 17 months old and still waking up wanting to cuddle or wanting "wa-wer" or to get in "Mimi bed." So I'm going to enjoy every night of this that I can get!!! :-)