Monday, June 20, 2011

A Happy Little Jingle...

to be sung to the tune of "SpongeBob SquarePants..."

"Who has a baby who sleeps throught the night???
TAM-MY!!!  TAM-MY!!!

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!!!  :-)


Varner's of Frisco said...

My boys starting around three months would start sleeping during the night. Just when I would get used to it they would start waking up again. It is a cycle that continues today. The only thing I've gotten used to is how unpredictable having kids is.

MamaFoster said...

enjoy that baby sleeping

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

Yay for sleep!!!

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