One of the big topics in my mommy group is sleep – mainly how hard it is to get their baby to sleep through the night for more than 3-4 hours in a row. Also, how hard sleep training is for them as moms.
I’m often hesitant to say anything out loud but the truth is that Roo is a champ when it comes to sleeping. Ever since she’s been sleeping in the nap nanny, she is getting a full night of sleep – which is between 6-8 consecutive hours for her age.
As a premature baby, I’m not encouraged to sleep train until she’s between 4-6 months adjusted age because she still needs to eat. But at the rate we are going it won’t matter because she’s doing so well just in her own.
Even before the nap nanny though she was a pretty good sleeper giving us 4-5 hour stretches. I think it helps that she gets a formula supplementation that makes her a little more satisfied and tides her over longer. She also is the champion cluster nurser in the evening.
The only drawback is that my husband is still worried about letting her sleep alone so one of – usually me – has to stay with her even though she’s safely in the nap nanny. It sucks because that means going up to the bedroom at 7:30pm. But at least she is getting a really good night sleep. The past couple few nights, she has gone to sleep at 7:30 pr 8 and not woken to eat until 4 or 5am. It’s amazing!!
I will take it – even if this is just a phase! We have had so many other challenges with her that this is one sliver of goodness that I will gladly take!
I’m worries though that when the time comes to transitioning to her own room, it will be a challenge. We’ll see!
How has your baby exceeded your expectations and made you extra proud? Sleeping, eating, sitting up?