Now that your baby sleeps through the night do you?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 22, 2007 4:33pm CST
When my baby first started sleeping through the night I kept waking up, I never got to deep sleep. I'm only just getting used to it - and now - at nine months - his fifth tooth is coming in... lol. I'm still napping with him at times. What's your experience with getting quality sleep?
5 responses
@davido (1623)
• Canada
23 Aug 07
Its not only thge mothers that go thru this, caring fathers do the same i sometimes get awake and check things out if the criying seems too much. but now i put my son to bed myself and i just take a look maybe once at night to see whats up. Nice experience to see them grow up so quickly.
• Abernathy, Texas
23 Aug 07
That''s so sweet, davido. My husband cares too, but once he's asleep he stays asleep or he falls asleep at the wheel on the way to work...and falls asleep at work - his system can't take it! He works till late into the night anyway.
@davido (1623)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Nice thing i wish i could sleep easily like that.
• Abernathy, Texas
24 Aug 07
He has earplugs as he works around airplane, plus he works nights.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
23 Aug 07
oh dear, i wish i knew. mine is 2 and still not sleeping through. i cant quite remember how a night's sleep felt. but its okay. i guess the love makes up for it.
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• Abernathy, Texas
23 Aug 07
zorrogirl you are so right, love makes up for it. Everytime I find myself wishing for more sleep, or to be to powder my nose on my owm, take a long bath, I superstitiously counter that thought with - but I wouldn't trade having him for that!
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
23 Aug 07
but you are right. the checking never stops. when she sleeps through once in a blue moon, i dont. i check constantly.
@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I'm right there with you. Some nights I still don't get a deep sleep. My 9 month old has been sleeping thru the night since 6 months. Its hard to get back into a routine of sleeping through the night when your used to getting up. Not to mention, I'm not a deep sleeper anyways.
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• Abernathy, Texas
23 Aug 07
My baby was awake with colic until about four months I think, then I got a break, then he got started in on his first two teeth - then it was on and off for a while! I used to be a deep sleeper! Thanks Laaurla! (Your avatar looks like a tub - a bath is something I would love to have the time for now - but my husband works nights and sleeps days! I'm going to go to your profile to check out the picture - it looks cute.
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
23 Aug 07
may I ask how old your baby was when he started to sleep through the night? My 2 other children have always given me lots of trouble sleeping. Now my 3rd child is 2 months, I hope he will sleep through soon
• Abernathy, Texas
23 Aug 07
Nine months and its on and off. He stayed awake just about all night with colic for many months then on and off through his five teeth. Good luck!
• United States
27 Aug 07
My one year old started sleeping though the night when he was 3 mos old. I was SO happy! I was finally getting 7-8 hours of rest. But lately I've been waking up 3 am, and he wakes up at 7, so it sucks that I can't stop waking up every night. And now we have a new baby due around Cnhristmas, so I'm going to have to start all over again!