Have you noticed how, when 4 wakes per night is just how it is every night, it is ok and you can keep getting on with life? But when the miracle occurs and Naomi has 2 nights of only 1 wake up, in a row, and then goes back to 4 the next night, it is so much harder to accept?
I find myself asking - what was different about those nights? Did I do anything differently? Was she more tired than usual? Did she eat a larger dinner? Have her teeth started moving around again last night? My hopes were raised that a new pattern was emerging -- only to be dashed with a return to the reality of night feeds.
And frankly, my level of functioning is slim to nil this morning... and yet I have been doing 4 wakes per night for months!
However, I did come close to another bout of mastitis because of those 2 good nights' sleep -- so perhaps I should be grateful for small mercies and the silver lining of regular wake ups?!? LOL.... there has to be a bright side in here somewhere!! And I am left with the comforting knowledge that she CAN sleep longer - and one day, no doubt, she will.
Happy Eleventh Birthday, Sarah Beth!
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