For the first in FOREVER my daughter slept for over 8 hours straight last night. She actually did it once before but she was tiny and it was a major fluke.
Up until now she’d still been getting up at least every 3 hours to eat. She is on a special formula that is so simple I believe it makes her hungry faster than traditional formula.
Anyhow, I GOT ALMOST 8 HOURS OF UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP! Well, except for the about 40 times I woke up to look at the clock wondering when she was going to get up, but at least I didn’t have to leave my bed! She woke up at 6:15 am, had a bottle and IS BACK IN HER CRIB SLEEPING!
I’m not getting my hopes up that this is anything more than a 1 time thing, but WOW, I feel good!
We made 3 changes last night that are different from our normal routine:
- I cleaned her nightmare of a messy room. Garage sale type stuff had piled up to where only a narrow path led to the crib.
- I turned off the humidifier I usually leave running so her nose won’t get too stuffy. It was empty and I was too lazy to fill it.
- My husband slept downstairs because before Abby fell asleep, and all day earlier she was crabby and I envisioned needing to sleep next to her to calm her down. Daddy’s who work need their sleep so he went downstairs.
So the question is, do I repeat each of these tonight to try an ensure the same result?
For right now all I can say is who cares? I GOT SOME SLEEP!