Saturday, November 6, 2010
Through the Night!
Technically, according to the many, many, many sleep books that I read during our struggle to get Little Man to sleep through the night, the sleep experts consider sleeping through the night to be a 7 hour stretch of sleep. Now the draw back to this is if your baby goes to bed at 8 that means that she will still be up by 3 to eat which won't really feel like "through the night" to the parents. All of that being said, in this house, sleep is sleep and we will take what we can get when we can get it! Little Man didn't sleep through the night until he was 2 which meant that literally for 2 years I never slept more than 4 or 5 hours in a stretch. Last night Sweet Pea went to sleep at 9 and I had to wake her up at 4:45 which is 7 hours and 45 minutes of straight sleep which is technically, again according to the experts, through the night. I don't know if it will last, if it is a newborn thing or a Sweet Pea thing, but at 10 days old it isn't too shabby. The other side of the coin is that Sweet Pea refuses to be put down during the day which means I will really be needing my sleep starting next week when Papa Bear returns to work! Sleep Baby Sleep!