Now I’m not sharing this news to show off, or sound smug (although up to now I’ve always thought others have been smugly showing off about this), but more as a message of hope to those of you who have, like me, spent weeks wondering when on earth your baby is going to sleep for more than a few hours at a time.
On Friday night, at just under ten weeks old, Little M slept through the night fr the first time. Not the five hours in a row that is considered through the night for a newborn; she’s done that sporadically a couple of times. No, I’m talking actual proper through the night, starting before midnight and ending after 5am. Ten thirty pm until five thirty am, to be precise.
Of course, when we woke up and realised what on earth the time was, the first thing we did was worry. Is this normal? Is she ill? Should we try to keep her awake? Hubby frantically Googled while I just rejoiced at having had more than three hours sleep in a row (something that hadn’t happened for several weeks).
Then, on Saturday night, she only went and did it again! Not quite as long, 11:30pm – 6am, but even still, it was fabulous. Although bizarrely I feel even more tired than I did before. How can that be?
It’s funny, isn’t it, how you worry regardless of whatever it is babies are doing? When Little M wasn’t sleeping much, we fretted over it as NCT friends proclaimed that their babies slept from 7:30pm until 8am. Then as soon as she gives us an uninterrupted nights’ sleep we thing there’s something wrong! I know, we shouldn’t compare. I’m just grateful to know that she’s capable of it, and if we cross our fingers really tight, she might actually do it again.
Just in time to make us feel really secure before hitting the four-month sleep regression.