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For Mommies how are your rainbow babies sleeping? Do they sleep through the night or are they up several times a night? For ones that are sleeping through the night when did they start sleeping through the night?
Jacob is 15 weeks old and still gets up atleast once and most of the time 2 times each night. He has never been that great of a sleeper. He usually goes down around 8 or 9 at night and is back up around 1 and then back up again around 4 or 5. Thankfully DH will help and usually gets up with him at the 1:00 feeding. With my first he was sleeping through the night by this point so I guess I got spoiled with him.
Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
Your 15 week old only wakes up twice at night? I am officially jealous.
Let's just say I have certainly drawn the short end of the stick in the sleep department with both of my children. Thankfully, Liam has adopted better sleep patterns as a toddler. But Kieran.....we won't go there.
Liam slept through the night for the first time at 10 months, because I made him. We did a modified CIO plan where I went in and comforted him, but didn't pick him up and then left again. It stopped him waking up 8 times a night, but he woke at least once a night (usually after sleeping 8 hours, hence STTN) until he was about 18 months. Then it went down to a couple nights a week he woke up. And now we are "random wake ups." But he hasn't in over two weeks right now (watch him wakeup tonight). Kieran has never slept more than 5 hours in his entire life.
Marsi has always been an amazing sleeper! I believe since January she only woke up one time a night and since May she has been sleeping the full 11 hours from 7:30-8 pm on unless she is going through a rough teething patch and then it is being soothed with a hand on her back and a binky. Like I said, I really lucked out with having a good sleeper.
My son was sleeping 8 hours by 3 months. My daughter has slept 7 hours once, but it's usually 3-4 hours before waking up. It seems like she wants to sleep longer, but something wakes her up (lost pacifier, uncomfortable) before she's ready.
Sleep hasn't really been a problem for me because I go back to sleep easily. I usually go to sleep when she does, which helps a lot. Also, my husband gets up with me during at least one feeding and stays awake while we watch something on the DVR. Subsequent feedings, he is a zombie.
I'm not sure how many times a night Jax would wake up when we were co-sleeping since I would just lift up my shirt When he was about 8-9 months old we put him in his own bed and he was sleeping through the night ever since (like 12 hours ). I think he would have been ready before that but I wasn't. He will wake up in the middle of the night occasionally, mostly when he was cutting a new tooth. I think we are finally done with that!
Eleanor is also on the total crap end of the sleeping spectrum
As a brand new newborn she would sometimes sleep 4 or 5 hours at a time, but as she got older she started waking to eat every 3 hours throughout the night, then when she hit about 5 months old, she started going crazy.... waking every half hour, waking up every time she hit the mattress needing to be walked again, just generally sleeping for total crap. I tried cosleeping, but actually gave it up when she was about 2 months old because she would nurse all night and wake up every 30 minutes wanting to switch sides. Basically no matter what we tried, she would wake 8-10 times every night.
Finally when she was almost 8 months I couldn't take it anymore and did some sleep training (CIO, but I stayed in the room with her and soothed her while she was in the crib). After almost a month, she was down to 1 waking each night for a feed, and in the last week she has had 3 nights where she slept straight through! I think I am about a year behind on sleep, so I'm happy to be able to start catching up