Did you know that for babies, sleeping for 5 hours in a row is considered sleeping through the night? That’s right! 5 hours in a row. Also, waking only to eat is considered sleeping through the night. I guess that means, TECHNICALLY, Will is sleeping great. But, non-technically, waking up every few hours to feed him makes me a little, um, hazy during the day.
The worst part is that he used so sleep for 6 hours in a row. I should qualify that I suppose. He still does the occasional 6 hour stretch, it’s just that he USED to sleep from 11 pm to 5 am. And if I can sleep from 11 to 5? I’m pretty much good to go for the day. Not so hazy. Now if he sleeps for 6 hours it starts at like 7 pm.
Kalena used to do that. For several weeks before she started sleeping all the way through the night, she would sleep from 7 pm until 2 am or so, wake up to eat, and go back to sleep. Of course, she was only waking up once during the night. Will is still waking up a few times. I’ve tried dream-feeding him at 11, but he’s having none of that. If he’s asleep, he will NOT nurse. No way. So, he eats when he wakes up and that’s just life for now.
He doesn’t look like he wants me to be tired all day, does he?