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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Oh Sweet Lord It's Called 9 Hours STRAIGHT!!!

Well, we have instituted some "sleep training" over here...haven't wanted to mention it because it was going too well and I didn't want to jinx it. Anyways...Tommy turns 6 months old this weekend and he was continuing to still get up once a night to nurse. Sometimes at 5 a.m., sometimes 1 a.m. No rhyme or reason to it...and I was really starting to believe it was just becoming a habit. I base this on the fact that he HAS slept from 9 - 7 about 10 times in his 6 months..and when he wakes up, he isn't really crying..just kind of giving "shout outs," if you will. I wasn't emotionally feeling it in my heart that it was the right time to break him of this until this week hit. So we gave it a go..Monday night he woke up at midnight. He had a big bowl of rice cereal, a nip at the boob AND 6 ounces of fomula 2.5 hours earlier so I KNEW he wasn't hungry. He cried off and on for about 40 minutes. It sucked hearing him cry because the kid is never sad. Matt went in every 5 minutes or so to reassure him, but it seemed to just work him up and frustrate him more. Once he stopped he slept for 7 MORE HOURS and woke up at 7:30. Proof that it is habit!! Whooo! The next night, only 20 minutes of crying/yelling out and back to sleep until 5:30 a.m. O.k. I can handle that. Last night - SLEPT FROM 9 p.m. - 7 a.m!!!!! Matt heard him make some noise for about 3 or 4 minutes (I vaguely remember this in my happy sleep state) and I basically got 9 hours of sleep IN A ROW!!! We'll see how tonight goes but I am pretty psyched! Hard to believe Lucy (the skinny little thing) was doing that at 3 months old! We were soooo spoiled! Anyway, GO TOMMY!!

5 Comments:

At 1:40 PM, Blogger AZ said...

Congrats!! JZ has been finally sleeping through the night too! I know (and love) that feeling of waking up after him not waking up through the night... so great. Go Tommy!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger meg said...

Woo! T-Dawg rules! (ps. the words "Nip of the boob" creeps me out!)

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Ahhh hahaha...nip..nip....

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger meg said...

creeppppy!

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Meema said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the night time wonderfulness of the little chubbaroo continues!!!!!!

 

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