Thursday, January 28, 2010

Is it a fluke?

I'm sure it is. Surely, my baby can't be sleeping through the night. She has to be teasing me, right?

Yes, folks. Evie decided to sleep through the night for the first time last night. I must say, it was AMAZING! I have a feeling this will not be a trend, but hey, we're moving in the right direction.

So here's how it went, I put her to sleep (in her swing because she absolutely must be in the same room as me) around 7:00 pm. I "woke" her up around midnight to dreamfeed.

For those that don't know what that is, essentially, you pop a bottle in the kids mouth, while they're still sleeping, and they eat. The theory is, it will reduce nightwakings because their belly is full, but that's not why I do it. No, I do it for very selfish reasons. I do it because I know if I don't feed her at midnight, which is when I go to bed, she'll wake up an hour later and want to eat. Sorry, I'm not sleeping for an hour, and then waking up to feed her, if I don't have to.

Anyway, not the point of the story. So she ate around midnight and I put her in her sleep positioner, in between us, and next thing I know, it's 6:00 am! I was in disbelief. I really thought that we would be waiting a long time for her to STTN. Although, again I say, it's probably just a fluke. Those sneaky babies like to trick you.

Oh well. Here's hoping she continues to do it!


  1. Just you wait! It won't be a fluke soon enough. Abby would do like an every other night thing and about 2 weeks ago, she started doing it every night. Oh, and I don't dreamfeed at all! All that I have read is that the amount a little one eats has nothing to do with their ability to STTN. I would say when you are feeling a bit risky, try taking that midnight feeding out...but you do know your LO better than me. Good Luck!

  2. Yeah, I was going to try not doing the dreamfeed this weekend and see when she wakes up.

    I just have this feeling that when I do the dreamfeed, she close to waking up anyway.