Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A day of firsts

Last night was the first time Anthony went 4 hours during the night without having to eat. He ate at 9:45, again at 1:45am, 5:30am and at 8:30am. This was a very good night for us. And he wasn't even that hard to get back to sleep after feedings. I was telling my sister how great it was, but she was not impressed, apparently her kids were better sleepers. Oh well, it was good for us.
I find it sort of ironic that yesterday I bought the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child to see if I could get some ideas for helping Anthony sleep better. I never really got started reading the book yet, but maybe just having it in the house was enough.

This morning Anthony took his first bottle, and I was able to escape the house and go to the YMCA (first trip to the gym post baby) without worrying about rushing back to feed him. I was however worried how this would go over since I had tried myself to give him a bottle 2 weeks ago and he refused it. People and books recommended I leave the house and let Todd give him the bottle and it might be better accepted. They were right, Todd didn't have too much trouble. Other than spilling the milk all over the floor when he tried to pour it into the bottle with one hand while holding Anthony in the other. I sure hope he doesn't do that too often, I don't exactly have a huge supply saved up in the freezer.

Another bonus for the day; I managed to fit into one more pair of pre-pregnancy jeans. Now I have 3 pairs that fit me, and only about 12 more pairs to go. I wonder if going to the YMCA is helping already!

All in all it was a good night and a good day. Unfortunately no day has been the same so far, so I am not expecting another night like last night, but I can sure hope.

6 comments:

Rachael said...

I think you left out a feeding. When you told me at the gym and I was not impressed, I thought you also said he was up at 5:30 too. What you have written actually doesn't look so bad, in which case, I feel bad for not giving him full credit for being a good little sleeper!...or you left one out, in which case, no I'm not impressed anymore. So which is it?

Cecelia said...

That's wonderful. A good night's sleep is always helpful, even if it's just one night.

Shannon said...

Sounds like you are having fun. Maybe it won't be all so bad that he sleeps in the daytime once you are back to work again. You might be able to sleep well during the day anyway...

Lori said...

oops, I did leave out a feeding, I forgot he woke up at 5:30 too.

Just Laura said...

Every four hours is really, really good for such a little guy. Sound like you're doing great and very happy too!
Both of mine were scheduled feeders and I would live (& die) by the schedule. If the schedule varied, the sleep cycle varied. Kind of like adults when we just have to have that big bowl of... well anything right before bed. We do not sleep very well.
I am a huge believer in a eat, play and sleep schedule (that order specifically). Try "Babywise" by something Enzo - worked great for us (and several other parents we know of).

Max's Mom said...

Sounds like little Anthony is starting to get the swing of things. He is so cute!