Here Goes Nothing

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jodie - January 5

So its 11pm now and Nick just ate and went to bed. He did his mommy pround and slept from 11pm to 715am lastnight. So we will see if it was a fluke or if he is ready to do some serious sleeping. He is 6 1/2 weeks old. Cross your fingers ladies....this could be the begingin of a beautiful thing!!!!!!!!!!

 

Jbear - January 5

Good luck and sweet dreams!

 

The real Lissi - January 5

Well, did he sleep all night again? My daughter kept changing her sleeping pattern when she was that age. She would sleep through for a couple of nights, and just when I was thinking I have the perfect baby, she changed again and kept me up all night. She didn't sleep through for real until she was about 2 months. Now I worry that she sleeps too much! Lol! :)

 

monica - January 5

lissi same w/ my son...finally after 3 month his sleep pattern started to get more consistant.

 

Christy - January 5

Lissi- that is what Ben is doing to me now. He started to sleep 6-7 hours a night around 5.5 weeks or so and now is only sleeping a max of 4 hours at a time. I was very frustrated about it on Tuesday, but now I am back to realizing that this is how it's going to be for a while.

 

Christy - January 5

Oh- I am trying to read "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child," and the author had an interesting observation that I am curious about. He noticed that at 5-6 weeks from your due date (not the day baby was born) is babies' peak fussy time and that after the 6 week mark, they start to sleep a little more consistently and better through the night. Ben was born 11/7, almost 3 weeks early, and this Saturday would mark 6 weeks from his due date, 11/26. Well, he has been nuts all week. I thought it was from the holidays, etc, but now I am curious if this theory holds true. I hope he is right, bc if he is, more peaceful nights might be around the corner- lol!

 

jodie - January 5

well.....he made it from 11pm to 5am...sooo i can't really complain...then he slept from, 530 til 830. Christy..i have that book also. Nick has been super fussy during the past few days. My pediatrician also recomended "the no crysleep solution". Both books have good ideas...but I haven't quite had any success yet. I know he will get into a routine soon. I am just glad he's not waking up every 2 hours still...those were the days!!!!!!!!!

 

Christy - January 5

jodie- The only thing I am focusing on right now from the book is trying to figure out when Ben is tired and soothing him to sleep within a 2 hour window of wakefulness. I like how Weissbluth considers so many factors (crib or cosleeping, regular fussy baby or colicky baby, bf or formula, etc) and offers a variety of solutions. I don't know if I buy all of the theories he proposes, but they are interesting to consider. I definitely agree that sleep is as important to babies and children as food is and that lack of sleep is detrimental to a baby's development.

 

Christy - January 5

Not to mention that lack of sleep is detrimental to a parent's health as well- lol!

 

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