I was going to title this post “light at the end of the tunnel”, but I thought that the title would leave others to think that I have been feeling unhappy for the last three months, when in fact that isn’t true. I have to admit that I have been enjoying the newborn stage, and although it has been trying at times, I can see why some will say that they miss it when it’s over. That’s not to say that I am enjoying the lack of sleep. No sir! On the contrary…I pretty much am done with it and am looking forward to at least 1 night of a straight 8 hours of sleep. Dare I say multiple nights with 8 hours? It would certainly be glorious!
We have reached the 3 month mark, and I have heard from many that this is a big milestone. This is when the child begins to sleep longer stretches at night (or so I’m told). February marked the month that I dropped the 1:00 feeding, and have been doing only 1 feeding at night. As a matter of fact, Christian has been enjoying very nice and LONG stretches of sleep. In the crib by 8:30 and sleeping usually till 5:30 and even 6:30 a few times ( well at least that has been the case for the past week or so). Before that we still were doing once a night but feeding around 3:30ish.
If I was a smarter woman then I am I would’ve went to bed when he did, then I would be writing this post about my wonderful long nights of sleep. Instead, I prefer to spend some quality time with The Captain. It feels nice at the end of the day to just sit and relax minus the baby. Some nights I even enjoy a nice glass of wine. I try to get to bed by 10:30 though….
I am just so close to that 8 hour mark. But even if I do make it, as of now it wouldn’t be without interruption. My body still believes that Christian needs milk in the middle of the night and therefore I wake up with engorged breasts, and usually soaking wet (more to come on that later this week). I am hoping my body regulates itself soon, because it’s just getting silly…
People would tell me when I am pregnant to sleep as much as I could…I definitely took the advice, but it’s not advice I would ever give someone else. You can’t bank sleep. Even if I got TONS of sleep then (which I did) it in no way helps me now…Now I just dream of that day when I start to get a regular 8 hours of sleep. Will that day ever come or am I just kidding myself?