It’s been a tough 12 weeks. Miller is just not a good sleeper – whether it is his abbreviated 25 minute version of naps during the day or multiple wakings at night, I have felt like I was going to go stark raving mad! During the day, every time I would get him down I would breathe a huge sigh of relief, only to hear his cries again in 20 to 25 minutes. I told myself I could deal with the lack of daytime naps though if only he would sleep at night! I think he heard me on that one and decided he would see just how much I can take! For the last 12 weeks, on average, he is awake 4 to 5 times during the night – just enough so that I never get into a deep, restful sleep! I have tried everything, co-sleeping, letting him cry it out, picking him up and rocking him back to sleep but nothing seems to work.
Until last night. Little man slept for two 6 hour periods, only waking up to sweetly nurse in between. It was wonderful! I feel like a new woman today! So what did I do to get this wonderful night of sleep? I have no idea! L I’ve been trying so many different things that I’m not sure what worked! Whatever it was though, I need to figure it out so I can do it again. And again, and again, and again! Because I can rock at this momma thing if I get to sleep like that at night. I have the energy to play with him today, I have the patience to deal with his short naps and, hey, I might even be awake enough to get Jackson to school on time this morning! Nice!