Sleeping Duration and Frequency

I’m asked frequently if William finally sleeping through the night. Some people had mentioned when he had been on solids for a while or was a particular age he would, however as of today, he is still not sleeping through for an uninterrupted amount of time. I’m convinced this is in part as he doesn’t want to miss things. Here he was trying to hold onto his bear instead of letting me ease him into bedtime.

Sometimes we can get him to take a nap by giving him a bottle while he is reclining in his car seat. This seems to be his favorite way to nap. He feel asleep with his hand near mine. On my finger is Matt’s Mother’s Day present to me which took extra time to arrive. It is a beautiful ring with all of our birthstones on it, and the tree represents how we are all connected as a family.

With our video monitor we can watch him toss and turn during the night. Often he can do so without truly waking up.

Other times he will wake up to breastfeed. These times are pretty predictable, if he’s going to do so it will be around 10 p.m., midnight, 2 a.m., 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. This is not to say he does each of these times each night, but most nights he wakes up at least twice. Luckily, for the most part, he will feed quickly and return to sleep.

At other times a full belly helps him sleep. One time he even fell asleep in his high chair.

While he and I will both get more milk when he sleeps through the night, my guess is this will be much closer to his his first birthday. In the meantime this at least helps me get more breastmilk into his stomach.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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