Thursday, April 07, 2011

Dreaming the Night Away

I'm afraid to say it too loudly, but I think Petite has finally got the hang of this "sleep" thing.

For those who don't recall, while in utero, Petite was asleep all day and awake all night. After she was born, she continued to have her days and nights mixed up. It took us weeks to help her work that out. And then as infants do, she'd only sleep 2-3 hours at a time. As she got older, we tried to stretch out her sleep periods, with some success but even at 12 months, she was up 3 and 4 times per night, wanting a bottle and needing her diaper changed. At 15 months, she didn't need the diaper change quite so often, but still woke a few times per night.

But now... oh joy. Blessed joy. I think she's figured it out.

For the last week or so, she's been taking almost two full bottles (that's 16 oz!) at bedtime and when she falls asleep, she's down til morning. So from about 9 or 9:30 p.m. to 6:45 a.m. when I have to wake her to get ready to go to daycare, she's in dreamland.

Finally! At 19 months, she finally got it! *grins gleefully*

Shh... quiet now. Don't jump for joy or anything. She'll hear you and wake up!


Kakunaa said...

LOL. I'm whispering right now...

Anonymous said...

I'm doing the quietest snoopy dance possible. Sleep issues suuuuuuck, hope she remembers now that she's figured it out.

marilyn said...

congrats. I hear with moms, this is a very difficult challenge. Please tell us your strategy. I think one thing it must be is consistency. without it..the babies rule!! Right?