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Baby sleep; is this a one off!?!

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Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 07:31:17

My 8 and half month old slept 11 hour straight last night after previously being a terrible sleeper! Is this a one off?? Please tell me this isn't a one off??? I am in utter disbelief right now and shock!! I actually slept 7 hours and feel amazing. I've never slept anywhere close to that long since mid pregnancy! I still cannot believe DS did not wake up once.

koalab Mon 13-Nov-17 07:36:49

Fingers crossed for you! My DD (11months) recently did 2 whole nights but she wasn't well so I spent all night checking her. I can't wait for her to do it again!

Reppin Mon 13-Nov-17 07:45:26

I would say that is a very normal sleeping pattern for an 11 month old, so I do hope it continues. I can't imagine how horrible it must be to have not slept properly in over a year!

Reppin Mon 13-Nov-17 07:46:14

Sorry, 8 month old..

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 08:24:29

Thanks Reppin, I hope it does continue but maybe I'm wishful thinking! Little man has never been he best sleeper but had been having better daytimes naps for while now but nighttime hasn't been so great until last night. He has been teething so I wonder if that's settled down. I couldn't believe it, I was actually sitting up bed made milk prepared waiting for him to wake up! Actually had time to brush my hair and freshen up and time to think! Oh no hope your little one is feeling better and that she sleeps like that again but when she is well.

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 08:24:41


Chosenbyyou Mon 13-Nov-17 20:41:17

Wow - I have a 7 month old and would be soooo happy if this happened to me! You are right to be very happy lol! Let's how you get the same tonight - at least you know he can do it

smile xx

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 20:56:03

Haha exactly chosenbyyou operative word definitely 'can.' I'll update in morning about tonight. Fingers crossed! I've prob cursed it now! So far little man isn't asleep yet though but he's looking sleepy! I hope
This gives anybody hope that even if their babies are terrible sleepers not they might just have a night out the blue where they sleep for a crazy long time!

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 20:57:30

I bet DS doesn't sleep long tonight, two nights In a row would really be a treat! x

canihaveacoffeeplease Mon 13-Nov-17 21:01:41

Oh my goodness I could’ve written this!! We are away on holiday just now and 10.5 month old awful sleeper has slept through 2 nights this week for the first time ever! She’s in the room with us too, so Astonishing really! I’ve been at my wits end and feeing appalling, and now feel great after 2 full nights uninterrupted sleep. The first night I got up at 6 am to check in her i was so worried, and then went back to sleep till 8 which was magical!

I hope it continues for us both. Good luck for tonight!

Chosenbyyou Mon 13-Nov-17 21:11:36

Good luck for tonight! Keep us updated! If mine doesn't try to get up at 4.20 I will be happy lol xx

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 21:29:08

canihaveacoffeeplease that's amazing especially considering she was in your room too. I think you really notice just how sleep deprived you actually were after sleeping again. I have been a mess but not today; I can't remember feeling this good and that was only after one night! I actually have energy again & have felt ecstatic. I've had a big smile on my face all day like a Cheshire Cat.
Thanks chosebyyou I'll update in the morning. Fingers crossed your little one sleeps longer than 4.20am, poor you. Hopefully we'll all get sleep tonight...we don't ask for a lot just some much deserved ZZZZ's xx

Bella8 Mon 13-Nov-17 21:30:35

Oh and canihaveacoffeeplease I hope tonight is third time lucky for you!! 👍🏼😃

MrsWooster Mon 13-Nov-17 21:35:10

It Might Work! DD did it for the first time on holiday at about 6 months and pretty much slept thro thereafter. Good luck.

Bluebelltulip Tue 14-Nov-17 08:55:53

At 8 months my DD was sleeping 8-7 most nights and only waking once other nights. Now at 10 months we are back to three wake ups and I'm hoping she remembers she can sleep through soon. Baby sleep is so unpredictable but fingers crossed for you

Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 09:31:01

Update: DS slept 10 hours last night after sleeping 11 hours the night before. Two nights in row I am amazed! I guess you never can tell how long it will last but it's lovely to know that he can do it and I'll def happily take the sleep where I can get it! I know it might change again but at least it gives me hope and a little sleep at the moment feels incredible! I can actually think straight. I used to think I was tired when I was childless and worked full time (little did I know that was infact so easy!) thanks everybody and hope you're little ones have been continuing to sleep or start to if they're not! If anybody's little one is a terrible sleeper I hope they read my thread and that this gives them hope that it can change just like that!

Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 09:31:30


Ilovelampandchair Tue 14-Nov-17 09:31:32

If they do it once, they'll do it again.

silkpyjamasallday Tue 14-Nov-17 09:36:32

Lucky you OP! My DD has only slept through the night twice, at 11 months when we were on holiday. I had terrible anxiety insomnia though and didn't sleep a wink. She is 14 months now and is only waking twice a night at the moment, but I need some sleep soon or I'm actually going to go mad. Here's hoping your little boy keeps it up!

Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 10:14:37

silkpyjamasallday you poor thing I hope your little one sleeps soon and so do you. If it makes you feel better I've suffered from an anxiety sleep disorder myself too so you're not alone. Me & DP have had a very stressful and traumatic year which I think maybe triggered the anxiety but when DS was around 4/5 months I started getting nocturnal panic attacks. I had never ever suffered from them ever before and I'm 32 so they knocked me sideways. It seems it may have been post patrum anxiety heightened by family/personal stresses that we're going on and had been going on for some time. It got to the stage like yourself where I couldn't get to sleep I was feeling frightened to sleep. Now I haven't had an attack for 5 weeks and have been feeling so much better. I think the less sleep you have the worse it gets and your mind plays tricks on you when you're in that severely sleep deprived state. I've accepted I have suffered from it and could very well have another night attack which seems to have helped me. It also helped me to make some time for myself which i wasn't doing, just watching something I liked on Netflix and creating a small moment to relax made a huge difference; finally got rid of the guilt & realise deserved this time. I couldn't do this previously for quite some time and was fixated on DS, researching the least little thing putting so much pressure on myself with every single thing and super stressed to point I forgot about 'me' to my detriment. I'm actually enjoying sleep again and especially now little man is also enjoyed his.

Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 10:18:45

enjoying* here's hoping to third night in a row!! DS seems in a much better place himself and had been so much more cheery (probably because he sleeping well too). I'm prepared it could all change again as teething coupled with so many developments at this age. But I'm extremely grateful of this time at least👍🏼😃

Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 10:19:17


Chosenbyyou Tue 14-Nov-17 18:04:23

Glad to read this OP! I can only dream of two proper nights sleep lol! I currently have that hazy jet lag/hung over feeling from months of no sleep - this will end this will end this will end haha!


Bella8 Tue 14-Nov-17 19:48:02

Aww poor you Chosenbyyou. Ah the haze it's awful isn't it! It's like a constant fog that just won't lift; the worst jet lag ever without the amazing holiday! It does end I promise! Hopefully very soon. Once the teething settles and inbetween developments your little one will sleep Hun and you just never know it could even be tonight, fingers crossed!! x 😃👍🏼🍀

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