Let Sleeping Babies Lie


I'm excited!

I think I've reached the end of the choppy sleep tunnel!

Bubbles has been self-regulating to sleep through the night. Well, 'through the night' now is a total of 5 hours - which is bliss for sleep-deprived new mummies like me.

On Tuesday night, she started binge feeding (ok, it is called cluster feeding) every hour from about 8pm till 12midnight, then slept for about 4 hours through. On Wednesday night, she freaked me out by demanding to be fed every hour from 5pm till 12 midnight. We struggled with her as we didn't think (silly us) she needed to be fed so much. I even tried to give her the bottle to give my boobs a rest, but she flatly refused it. Then, like a reward to us, she slept all the way through till 5am!

It was with disbelief when I woke up at 5 to her hungry cry. I stared at the clock, thinking I was seeing things!

Finally, she did binge feeding again last evening. But in a calmer manner, and at every 1.5 hours rather than 1 hour. Then she slept from about 1am to 6am!

I'm a happy mummy, and so proud of my baby :) She's only 5 weeks and 3 days old!

Let's hope this keeps up!

5 comments:

celcilia_tjioe said...

Very adorable sleeping pose! Sound and tranquil slumber :)

dE said...

well done! she looks so peaceful in that pic.

corsage said...

celcilia:
I can't stop taking photos of all her sleeping poses! She has so many!

dE:
She does! That was from an afternoon nap though.

josiah n faith said...

am so happy for u! praying that God will help bubbles sleep even longer stretches soon... btw, she's so nice and chubby now - very pinchable cheeks!

BeanBean said...

yay, totally understand the excitement :) hope bubbles continues her good sleeping pattern! (though babies do change all the time so be patient and take heart!)