Sleeping Like a Baby

Kate asleep...

Kate asleep...

Where did that saying come from anyway? Like most new parents, if you would have told us about the lack of sleep we would have gotten these last 3 months, we never would have believed you.

I know Kate is doing the best she can. Some nights she would go down for almost 4 hours, wake up to eat, and then go right back to bed. It’s those nights that I think to myself why can’t she sleep 5 hours. Funny though because as soon as I start thinking that, we’ll go through a couple nights where she’ll wake up every 2.5 hours, not go back to sleep in her crib,¬†and it’s then that I would do anything to go back to the 4 hours.

and asleep again...

and asleep again...

I’ve heard about the Ferber method and Baby Wise, but there are many out there that also think Kate’s too young. She IS only 3 months old. Somehow we are managing ok. The pediatrician’s nurse told us we should skip the 3am feed if she last fed at midnight and then feeds again at 6am. However, we aren’t allowed to let Kate cry more than 10 minutes. I know I’m a little sleep deprived, but something still doesn’t add up. I just keep telling myself we’ve managed this far and it is getting a bit easier, so we can persevere.

Perhaps it’s not until a few more months that we’ll learn what sleeping like a baby really means.