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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

7 hours

I wouldn't go so far as to say that we have a schedule.  Basically, I feed JJ every 2 hours during the day.  Sometimes I have to wake him up, which just feels wrong, but I do it anyway.

A little disclaimer here: I am not a newborn expert at all.  I know how to care for a baby just fine, but coming home from the hospital I didn't have any kind of 'plan' for feeding, sleeping, etc.  We were just gonna kind of go with the flow.

So...every 2 hours.  During the day.  With the hope that he'd have a longer stretch at night.

Now, this most likely has nothing to do with me, and is just the way my little man is wired, but he's given me 2 nights in a row with 7 (yes, 7) hours between feedings.  I feed him for the last time at 10pm, and he's been waking me up at about 4:45.  That is almost 7 hours.  Which means, if I go to sleep as soon as he's done eating, around 10:30 or 10:45, I get 6 solid hours of sleep.  That is not something I thought would be happening for a long time still.  But I'm enjoying it!

I'm also trying not to expect it, because I'm assuming he won't keep this up.  It's just too good to be true.  But I'll enjoy it while it lasts.  :)


Meghan Elizabeth said...


Annaleigh was doing 9 p.m., 4 a.m., 7 a.m. by 2 weeks or so, and she basically stuck to that once she started, so there's definitely hope! And just to encourage you, she's been sleeping through the night consistently since 9 or 10 weeks and started doing that sporadically around 6 or 7 weeks. You might just have an awesome sleeper!

Rachel said...

He is adorable maybe he is a really great sleeper too!! You are doing great to just enjoy it while you have it either way!

Kristi said...

I love how his hair is up in the middle! He is such a cutie. I hope that this schedule continues for you!

Ailmik said...

You are obviously doing a wonderful job because JJ looks so content. Follow your maternal instincts just like you are now and you won't go wrong.