If you are not as web savvy as I am, that is IM speak for slept through the night. Mollie had slept long hours multiple times over the last couple of months, and I of course rushed to her to make sure she was still breathing. Poor child gets poke and prodded on a regular basis, so she probably gets as much uninterrupted sleep as we do. On May 29th and May 30th she slept seven solid hours… WHAT? Of course I was freaking out that something was wrong, but I am pretty sure I am just wearing the kid out. We play a lot and I make her do tummy-time, stand on her feet (I hold her of course), and we work on strengthening all of her little baby muscles. Plus, I have her on the move all the time, and the more frequent fussiness tells me I should probably chill a bit – she is only 11 weeks old.
However, I was sort of hoping this was the direction we were heading; not that I don’t love getting up to feed her three times per night, because I DO! I have a really hard time going to sleep when she does at 8pm every night though it would afford me seven to eight glorious hours of sleep. But I am stubborn and want a couple of hours to clean, do laundry, take a bath and read my book after she goes to sleep. Plus… I am trying to create a store of breastmilk just in case, so I stay up to pump every night. I have this fear of my milk supply decreasing though my brilliant doctor swears this will not happen. Babies naturally start to sleep longer around three to four months because their tummies get bigger. She eats enough during the day to ensure that never happens.
In the first couple of months they tell you to wake the baby up to make sure they are eating every 3-4 hours. We are always told to let the baby lead the way, so since she is sleeping longer I guess this is her leading the way. It isn’t like Mollie isn’t getting enough to eat. I mean look at those cheeks… she is a very health and VERY well-fed little girl.
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