Monday, April 12, 2010

11 Glorious Hours

For the past few months we've been putting The Chubs down at 7pm, then getting her up to feed her at 10pm before we go to bed for the night. Everything I've read says not to drop this feeding until they are consistently sleeping in until morning. As I mentioned in my last post, The Senorita has been waking early lately so I wasn't sure it was time yet. Last night, however, I was exhausted. I wanted to go to bed around 9, but if I was going to feed her at 10, I'd have to wait at least another hour and a half before that happened. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I feel incredibly fortunate that The Chubs has been sleeping so well at night and I know many have it much worse. I just decided that maybe it was time to test it and see how things went. Afterall, we'll never know when she's capable of sleeping 11-12 hours unless we stop getting her up to feed her in the late evening.

I put her down at 7pm as usual and then just let her sleep. I knew the consequences of this were a potential 3-4am wake up call for a feeding and I was ok with that. I had her bottle prepared and I was mentally prepared for it as well. So mentally prepared that I woke up at 2am, 3am and 4am just anticipating the feeding. Why do I do that to myself?! Anyway, The Chubs continued to sleep until 6am (a half an hour later than when she's been waking up lately)! That means she slept an 11 hour stretch. I didn't hear one peep from her the entire time and each time I checked the monitor at night she was sound asleep (Usually she stirs at night every once in a while but falls back asleep again within 10-15 minutes)

Now I'm wondering if we should've done this earlier. Either that or I'm jinxing myself. Only time will tell. You may hear from me tomorrow as I eat my words (and 5 cheeseburgers at the same time).


  1. You're so lucky! I dream of the day he sleeps 11-12 hours. At the rate we're going, we'll get there when he's in middle school. Enjoy your sleep!

  2. I'm so very very jealous- but in a way, encouraged, because I know what we're doing won't last forever.