Saturday, April 19, 2008

12, is a Magic #

A significant event happened overnight at the Austin household. After a fussy afternoon at his daycare, where Luke seemed to be a bit off kilter and not able to nap properly, I brought him home, we fed him dinner, took him up to his bath, read him the minimum two books, then put Lukas down for bed after a short nursing session. It was about 7:15 PM when he drifted off.

Lukas finally woke this morning at 7:45 AM, 12 1/2 hours later!! Our son has been sleeping much better over the past month, save for the occasional hiccup for an hour or two sometime past midnight, at least once a week. However, this is the very first time he has slept for at least 12 straight hours! We actually were able to sleep in until 7:45 ourselves on a Saturday morning, which would be an even greater little slice of heaven if nature hadn't been ringing off the hook since at least 6:00 AM. I did not want to jinx our good fortune, and so went to a mental place where I would let that natural solicitor wait until I was good and ready to answer. Or at least until Luke woke up! I just wanted to see how long he would last without the benefit of me walking around on the squeaky fir floors outside his baby flat, so I toughed it out.

This may not seem significant to many of you, who surely had your little ones sleeping 12 hours at a stretch a week or so after they were born (on beds of nails outdoors in the snow, I'm sure), but to Mrs. LIAFY and I, who struggled for months to get Luke to sleep more than two or three hours in a row, this is a momentous morning. It will be a tough act to follow tonight!


Jason Roth said...

Congrats on the all-nighter. We experienced quite the opposite. As a newborn and for his first year and a half, our son slept all night, every night. At a week old he was sleeping 12 to 14 hours straight. We worried, but the doctor assured us that it was good and not intervention was warranted. Now, at two years old, he wakes up several times a night. It's rather surprising and frustrating to say the least.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Wow, that sounds tough. Luke still has his rough nights (last night) and rarely goes beyond 10 hours at a stretch, so hopefully we won't have the waking later on.

Thanks for the visit.