Let’s keep this post on the down low, mmkay? Because, generally, when I post about something like this, it causes a jinx. What I’m about to tell you? Has been going on for almost TWO months now, AND survived this weekend’s time adjustment.
This is such a far cry from the newborn who slept in 20 minute spurts separated by hours of screaming. It’s a whole different routine than making a sleep-deprived Mommy want to cry after a night of 4 to 5 wakings, an early morning breakfast at 5:30, and a full day of no-napping. There is no delicate bedtime ballet of allowing me to fall into a deep sleep before attempting to delicately place me in my crib without setting me off and waking me up for another hour or two.
Now? I sleep through the night. Consistently. Until about 7AM. Now? I nap. For more than 20 minutes at a time, In my crib. Without having to have been completely tired out by 17 morning activities first.
Here’s the thing, though: Mommy has NO idea how this happened. We didn’t do Cry It Out or Sleep Training or anything like that. I just grew into it – the colic and acid reflux that kept me up constantly in those first months faded, I weathered all the Wonder Weeks, and developmentally expected sleep regressions, and teething, and stomach viruses, and a cold that wouldn’t quit – and came out the other side someone who resembles the baby that all the informational books and websites describe. 15.5 hours a sleep at one month old? In a day? No. Try a week.
But now? You know, Mommy is much more cheerful when she’s not hallucinating from a lack of decent REM cycles.