Thursday, November 20, 2014

All Through the Night.....

Gideon slept through the night for the second time this week.  This may not sound like a big deal to you, but it is equal to the total number of nights he has slept through in the previous 11 months of his life.  I'm hesitant to celebrate, but maybe we're finally getting somewhere.
We thought Nathan was a bad sleeper.  And then we had Gideon........  It took until he was probably 4 months for him to go to sleep, and stay asleep when I put him in his bed.  Otherwise he had to be on me, or next to me in bed.  And even then, he wakes up 1-4 times every night.  That wears on a mama.  He still is on no type of schedule.  The only "schedule" we have is that he usually takes a nap 2-4 hours after he wakes up in the morning.  Then he takes a second nap - sometimes - 4-6 hours after that.  Then he's ready for bed 3-4 hours after that.  Maybe.  So we have no daily schedule.  We do a bit of school here and there, but it all really depends on when I can get him asleep.  But the good news is, when it's time, the older boys dive right in and we generally get it all done rather quickly and with great attitudes.
Anyhow.  So here's hoping that sleeping through the night is becoming our new normal!

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