I've been waiting nine weeks and two nights for this to happen. I've cried tears of exhaustion and googled the heck out of everything there is to do with sleeping through the night. I convinced myself that it's not a big deal to wake up every 2-3 hours...if he needs to eat, he needs to eat.
BUT THEN....it happened. Last night, LM slept from 1030-615 without waking. Then he ate and went back to sleep for another hour.
I've been waiting and waiting for this to happen. And...now that it has, it makes me a little sad. My little monkey is growing up too fast. Pretty soon, he'll be going to bed earlier and sleeping that long....in his crib...in his room...waaaaaay down the hall from me. And then he'll go off to college, get married and move to the other side of the country.
Ok..maybe I'm being dramatic. But, I've found my excitement over this milestone to be tempered by the fact that it means he's growing up. I've got months left before I go back to work but lately, I've found myself becoming anxious about leaving him and missing out on the milestones. So, now that he's sleeping through the night, it is a big reminder to myself to watch him closely, love him extra and photograph the hell out of his every move!
P.S---Don't worry, I'm still thrilled with the idea that I'll be getting sleep and can't wait for tonight!!!