Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Growing up too fast....

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!!!


  1. Funny you should post this - I just went to a class on Infant Sleep 101 this morning! Didn't learn anything useful for this stage, but maybe for later. One thing I did learn: don't be surprised if he doesn't sleep that long consistently at first. It will take time. My son has had a few nights of letting us sleep until about 7am, but they are few and far between and we haven't figured out what's causing it. If you figure out what you did - let me know? :)

  2. I'm hoping that we develop some sort of consistency..at least in the realm of 3-5 hour stretches. Honestly, one thing that's working for us right now (and I know it will have to change when I'm working) is not putting him to bed too early. I'd love an 8pm bedtime but from 8-9 he loves to play and be happy. Then he winds down and wants to eat. Usually he falls asleep after nursing the last time...not sure if this is a bad way to go about things but he cries and gets made when we try to move the routine up....I guess we'll see!


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