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OMFG he slept through!!

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QueenRefusenik Tue 31-Jan-17 11:22:46

Sorry, this isn't me crowing or a stealth boast - as far as i can tell it's got sod all to do with anything we've done! I just feel the need to see it in black and white as it may never happen again: DS slept through!!! 7.30pm to 5am!

Obviously I didn't: I woke up every 3 hrs like usual and staring at the Video monitor for ages each time making sure he was breathing, but still...

Seriously, he's 13 months and just two weeks ago there were multiple wakings/bfs overnight, and since then it's been steadily improving. And now this! We have technically been doing gradual withdrawal, but think so gradual the untrained eye might not notice the withdrawal bit... And really, he's still fed almost to sleep. So ... Wow!

Anyway, I just wanted to say: hang in there guys! It can and will happen! wine and flowers to all of you holding out for a few hours' consecutive kip!

Beansprout30 Wed 01-Feb-17 21:21:39

Fab! Always a boost to hear stories like this, did it happen again last night?

QueenRefusenik Sun 05-Feb-17 21:20:04

Sadly not @Beansprout30!/Back to three wake-ups, then we had to go away for a couple of days and everything went to hell in a hand basket. Just clawing our way back to normality now - but at least now I know he CAN do it!

user1474565301 Sun 05-Feb-17 21:44:46

Same for us here. My 11 month old DD slept through for 3 nights in a row last week, having never done it before. On the fourth night she woke again and has continued to wake each night since. I thought we were sorted! Hey ho...

Beansprout30 Sun 05-Feb-17 23:13:50

Oh no sorry to hear it didn't continue. I'm laying here awake counting the minutes past 4 hours which my girl has just gone over but I'm dying for a wee but scared I might disturb her!

QueenRefusenik Tue 07-Feb-17 09:25:25

And a 7.30pm to 5am!! Fingers x'd for tonight... Maybe if he does it a few times in a row I'll even stop waking myself every couple of hours to stare at the video monitor checking his breathing! Except then like user's he'll start waking again probably. They do like to keep us on our toes, eh? How long did your DD go, @Beansprout30?

TroubleinDaFamily Tue 07-Feb-17 09:29:10

The first time my child did this, I did as well, consequently when I woke with a start the next morning I ran in and poked them to make sure they were still alive. grin

I also cleaned the house from top to bottom and exclaimed I don't where all this energy is coming from and DH replied, you can do anything on a full nights sleep.

Frazzled2207 Tue 07-Feb-17 09:35:39

Well done. I'm also tentatively celebrating, 20mo ds had slept through the night four out of the last six nights and resettled back into his cot easily the other two (we had been mostly co-sleeping from his first wake-up). And we haven't done anything differently.
It may not turn out to be a turning point but it's great to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

justwanttoweeinpeace Tue 07-Feb-17 09:40:24


Beansprout30 Tue 07-Feb-17 09:55:45

Oh excellent Queen, hope this becomes a regular thing for you now. Well my lg woke about 15 mins later, she can't seem to get past 4.5 hours but she did two stints of 4.5 last night so I can't complain at that. Doesn't it feel great to wake up feeling refreshed! Can't believe how much sleep I used to have pre baby grin

QueenRefusenik Tue 07-Feb-17 13:41:39

It's amazing how your standards drop, isn't it? 4.5hrs starts to seem like an amazing sleep!

The bad news here is ds has just been sent home from nursery with a temperature, thus possibly explaining why he slept so well. He's just gone off for a nap with no boob and no whinging, just like that, so he must be ill...

Beansprout30 Tue 07-Feb-17 19:39:45

Hope your ds gets better soon queen, my dd's sleep goes to pot when she's poorly

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