January 9, 2009

Sleeping through the night!

I don't want to jinx it, but for the past few nights Austin has been sleeping through the night! I don't mean the technical form of sleeping through the night of 6-7 hours, were talking 9 and 10 hours of sleep!! For instance, last night he went down around 7:30pm and didn't wake up until 6am! To make things even better, he went down for his morning nap around 8:30am and didn't get back up until 11am. Needless to say, I feel nice and rested today and I've got a pretty content little guy!

You may wonder what we started doing different and the answer is NOTHING! He still has nothing but breastmilk and has about 5-6 ounces every feeding. We haven't added rice cereal, formula or given him bigger bottles before bedtime. He's just finally maturing and getting on a good schedule. Per our doctor's advice, we usually keep him awake and active for most of the day with only 1 or 2 naps for a couple hours at a time. This means that he's nice and ready for bedtime and will sleep hard for several hours until he's good and rested and ready to get up.

I can only hope this trend continues and those restless nights are finally over!

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