June 30, 2012

Happy State of Shock...

Night One: Slept three hours, then cried seemingly forever
Night Two: Slept five hours (unprecedented!), then cried seemingly forever
Night Three: Slept all night !!! 

Yes, you read that right! I am in a state of utter shock and disbelief - my six month old, who had up until this week never slept more than 4 hours in a row, actually went all night! 

I realize this may be a one-time thing, but I'm hoping and praying that whatever happened last night will somehow happen again and again and again! This mommy needs to catch up on her sleep!


  1. Just don't forget to drink that afternoon pick up coffee; best advice I ever got when my boys were little. coffee in the afternoon when you're ready to drop on your face.

  2. So how did mama sleep? I remember the first nights mine slept like that I was up off and on all night checking to see if they were breathing. Something HAD to be wrong! Ha ha! I'm so happy for you, sleep deprivation is used as forms of torture you know?!

  3. It is definitely a good sing of sleep filled nights. Enjoy it when it happens and pray she falls into that pattern quickly.
    Following you from the Weekend Blog Hop.

  4. Your kids are adorable. I hope the sleep continue to go well. I found your blog through the Moms Mingle hop and am a new follower.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

    P.S. My son enjoyed the Sesame Street videos in your previous post...thanks :)

  5. Woo! Congrats mama! Keeping my fingers crossed for you...sleep deprivation is one of the biggest adjustments I've had to make since becoming a mama but when my son sleeps through the night I feel like a new woman! Feel free to stop by my blog anytime- I host a weekly link party called "This Week the Trend" that I'd love for you to join and I'm currently offering free ad space! I hope you have a great week!


  6. I feel your pain, comforting your baby is very important, but so are you. Taking care of you is the best way you can then take care of your baby. Don't be afraid to ask family members for help (I know it's easier said than done) but remember you also need your rest.
    Visiting from the Monday Mingle.

  7. Looks like the 3 promised days to sleeping through the night was a good promise! I was so lucky with my son when he was that age. He slept all the time. Once he was old enough to use that seat that hangs from the top of a door way and allowed him to jump jump jump all day long, I'm pretty sure it kept him well exercised enough to ensure he slept well.

    A little tip for when she's a couple of years older....something I started to do when my kiddo was so full of energy no one could keep up with him. We had this big fountain out in our back yard and one day I told him that if he ran around the fountain 30 times, a genie would pop out and grant him a wish. He would gladly go over there and run and run and run. 30 laps was a lot for a kiddo that age, and by the time he got to about 15 or so, he'd be too exhausted to continue. Then I would tell him that he'd have to try again tomorrow, and you can bet he wouldn't forget.

    This kept him well exercised and caused him to sleep quite well. Even now, at 16, he tells people about running around that fountain. There were times when, since there wasn't even a genie, I would give him a little prize for trying, so that he would also continue in hopes for the reward. It worked amazingly well and was one of the creative things I came up with that I've always been quite proud of.

  8. Yay! Here's hoping the all nighters continued. We decided to work with a cry it out solution at 5 months, and after about a week my daughter's been a full-night sleeper. It's hard to listen to the sobs, but oh-so-worth it (in my opinion.) Thanks for joining the GFC hop today. Following you now (duh!) Take care and enjoy that smiley girl!!