Shhh he's sleeping...


Once we had Kayden I knew my sleep schedule would not be the same anymore & I had a feeling I wouldn't even be able to nap when Kayden did during the day. I was always way too worried something would happen while I took a nap so I just didn't & let's face it when you are tired you aren't exactly pleasant to be around. 



From the day Kayden was born up to 5 months he slept pretty good & so did I but once 6 months hit something changed Kayden wouldn't sleep for longer than 2 hours. Everywhere I went parents asked if he was sleeping though the night & when I told them I'd be lucky if he slept for 3 hours they looked at me puzzled like I was doing something wrong, " well are you letting him nap too long in the day?" They'd ask, Nope only a hour unless he's going through a growth spurt then 2. I'd get so frustrated I asked his doctor what to do & he said some babies just don't sleep through the night till they are a year old... Thanks! 



So I waited finally he turned a year old still nothing... Darn it what was I doing wrong? I figured it must be he really is just hungry. But one night we went to bed & I woke up at 6 like usual & realized he didn't wake up & of course in worried mommy fashion I ran to his room thinking something happened but nope nothing was wrong he was just peacefully sleeping. The day before this perfect nights sleep he had "mastered" walking & was no longer on formula so that may have had something to do with it. That day I also noticed he had more teeth, so teething may have been the cause of the sleepless nights. None the less I didn't want to jinx it so I didn't want to tell our family he was finally sleeping through the night. I waited a couple more nights & still he slept through the whole night! I was so happy & super proud of my little guy not sure why but I feel like he got over a huge hurdle & he was really growing up. 



FINALLY! I can now say my baby boy {who doesn't seem like a baby anymore is sleeping through the night! Was there a trick to it? Nope. Do I have an answer for all the moms out there trying to get your baby to sleep through the night? Nope. But I can say that believe me although its seems like you may never get a full night sleep again every cloud has a sliver lining & you will get a full night sleep eventually you just need to be patient. Now onto getting him off of bottles, that should be easy right?


4 comments:

  1. I so needed to read this. Even though little man is only 4 months he doesn't nap well and right now his nighttime sleep is all over the place. It's encouraging to know that sleep deprivation comes to an end eventually:)

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    1. Oh well perfect timing then. He will eventually sleep through the night, I wonder if its a boy thing. Lol

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  2. I don't have any kids just yet but my close friend has a six month old boy so I understand the whole not getting a proper night's sleep. It's one of the things I'm least looking forward to when I eventually have kids....lol. I just love your blog.

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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    1. Well thanks Hun I'm happy to enjoy it so much. Yes a baby is definitely an adjustment but when you are ready you will know. :)

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