Monday, February 22, 2010

Am I dreaming?

As I mentioned a couple posts ago, the Chub Muffin has started sleeping 7-8 hour stretches lately. I have welcomed this change with open arms (even though I still need to pump at 4am). Last night The Chubs made it 9 1/2 hours. I'm still in shock. She slept from 10pm to 7:30am. I must feel really rested right? WRONG! Whenever Senorita Chub Chubs sleeps longer than normal I immediately freak out. "Is she still breathing?", "Is she sick?", "Did she choke on her own spit?". The list goes on and on. Thank goodness for our video monitor. I must have looked at that thing a million times last night just to make sure everything was ok. So instead of enjoying the long stretch, I spent it in bed constantly panicking about her well-being and today I feel about as rested as I did the first few weeks we had her home.

Recently I started following Babywise to the "T". For awhile I had been fairly lax about it and wasn't seeing a whole lot of improvement at night with the Chubs. I decided a few weeks ago it was time to get down to business and I partially attribute the success of her long night stretches to this. Especially since the doctor told us not to expect her to sleep through the night until she was 12 or 13 lbs. Considering she may not be there until 6 months I was a little overwhelmed at the time. I understand she could relapse back to 5-6 hour stretches at any time and somewhat expect her to when her schedule gets all screwed up in the next few days as we travel to Arizona, but now I have resolved to ENJOY it when she sleeps in instead of freaking out constantly whether she is still breathing or not. I'll let you know how I do with that...


  1. Wow! That is awesome. Camden, on the other hand, is doing the exact opposite. He is going back to 3-4 hour stretches. Fun for me! I keep waiting for it to improve since he's almost 13 lbs now, but I am exhausted!! Maybe I should look into Babywise? I'll have to email you about it.