I am trying to prep myself for the fact that in a little less than 7 months I will be getting no sleep. I have just come to accept the fact that my kids will not sleep through the night until way past any sane and acceptable amount of time. With Lucas, I read every book, read comments on the baby center, even asked my pediatrician for advice. I told him what we did, when Lucas slept, etc. And I was honest about it to, no little white lies to make me seem like a better mom. You know what he told me, "I have no idea what to tell you"
Why would Lucas wake up? He was hungry. I knew Eric also woke up in the night for a long time hungry when he was little. When I would ask my mother-in-law about it, she never would tell me an exact age when it stopped. I figured she just forgot.. nope, turns out she didn't want to scare me that this went on until Eric was over two-years-old.
Alex, well at four months old, her pediatrician said I had better start feeding her baby food as he was afraid she was going to outrun me... she was huge.Alex has been sleeping through the night for quite a while now, but lately she started waking up again a lot. She would often fall out of bed, we would find her sleeping with her head hanging off her bed... she just didn't sleep peacefully.
Eric kept saying, she is getting too big for her bed, she needs a new bed; she just barely turned 3 and was in a toddler bed. But well, it turns out he was right.
We got Alex a Twin size bed... the first night she slept in it, she woke up only once and slept until 7:40! For a girl that is up at 6:30 every morning, this was heaven! And since that first night, she has not woke up once and has slept in until at least 7:00. Sometimes daddies do know best.
P.S I had a picture of her with her new bed.. but it is just not showing up and picasa web albums is not loading... so you can check my photo blog day 2 for the picture I was going to post.