Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sleep Update

Well, as I write this, Elliot is sleeping in his pack & play again. I suppose I should be thankful that he made the transition so easily, especially after hearing horror stories from bloggers/family members about how their kids were still sleeping in their beds at 3 or 4 years old. {Is it just me, or do all mothers like to try to scare the heebie jeebies out of new moms?!} But I'm still really missing having him in bed with me.
He slept in his pack & play ALL NIGHT last night. All I had to do was give him his bottle, rock him for a minute, pop in his pacifier, turn on his soothe & glow seahorse, and pat his back for a few minutes, and he was out.
Here's what our night looked like:
8:15pm: 4 oz bottle
8:30-11:00: sleep- 2 1/2 hours
11:00: 2.5 oz bottle
11:20-12:45: sleep- 1 hr 15 mins
12:45: bottle {3 ounces}
12:55-3:30: sleep- 2 hrs 35 mins
3:30: 3 oz bottle
4:00-6:00: sleep- 2 hrs
6:00: 3 oz bottle
6:15-7:45: sleep- 1 1/2 hrs
8:00 3 oz bottle
8:30-9:30 sleep- 1 hr
and then we woke up for the day.
So that means he only woke up for 6 feedings- that's not bad, for us! Whew, just reading over that... I feel like I should be exhausted, lol. Like I said, he's sleeping right now. He had a busy day today, meeting his Great Grandpa & Great Grandma Gougeon and spending time with his Grandma & Grandpa {I'll be posting pictures tomorrow}, so I wonder how he'll sleep tonight?
Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last "sleeping" post. It really helps to hear that so many of you went through the same thing! It's nice to know I'm not alone. And yes, I do think Elliot is going through a growth spurt- he just started gobbling down 4 ounce bottles during the day!


  1. Baby steps, right?? You are doing a great job Mama. It WILL get better, I promise! :)

  2. Those late night feedings are so exhausting. Hang in there! And I'm sure you miss him in your bed. Giving up those little moments of closeness are hard, but I guess that's being a parent, watching our little guys become more independent. He's lucky to have such a good mama!

  3. Oh jeez I forgot all about that time lol. So glad those days are over with. Alyson wakes up maybe once or twice a night now to eat. Although this morning she woke up at 5:00 and didn't want to go back to sleep until 7. Trust me though, it does get better with time! Also I do agree with you. I think a lot of people try to scare first time moms and make things seem worse than they really are.

    Glad its getting somewhat better for you though! :)

    The Sweetest Life

  4. You are lucky that he transitioned so easily. Bryce (who is now almost 5 months old) would not under any circumstances sleep in his crib. He would only sleep in him carseat if we set it in his crib and rocked him to sleep in it. To transition him I had to wrap him in him Halo wrap and rock him to sleep and then set him on our bed for 5-10 minutes and finally I would place him in his crib. He has only started to sleep in his crib for the last month and a half at the most and two weeks of that he was in his carseat due to him coming down with influenza.

    - Kirsten McLean

  5. I'm exhaused just reading that...poor mama...6 feedings! do you get any sleep poor girl?
    I do miss aydan in our bed sometimes...but i know he needs to sleep in his crib...but on the weekends...when we wakes up between 5-6 for his morning feeding...he stays in bed with us until we all wake up again. I love wakling up to his smiling face :)


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