... and let's hope I don't jinx it!
I THINK THIS KID IS FINALLY SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!
For the longest time, we were down to two wake-ups for him, one for me - a feeding at 11, and one at 3 or 4.
Over Christmas break, I had a solid week off, and I decided to cut back the 11 PM feeding and go down to one. He'd done it a few times randomly and it felt like a sign he was ready.
And our sleep WENT TO SHIT. We were up two, three, once even four times at night. No pacifier or rocking would console him. We MUST EAT. For a week and a half, life was terrible. And just as I was about to give in and add the 11 PM feeding back in...
Lo and behold, our first tooth! Once it pushed through the gum, things got slowly better, and we have had FOUR nights now where we have not fed him at all - in fact, I have not even gotten out of bed to give him his pacifier. I have only heard him awake once, and I decided to let him fuss until he actually cried - but he never did! Put himself back to sleep!
There are no words for the feeling of getting a full night's uninterrupted sleep after a year and a half of interruptions.