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Good Morning, Saturday

This past weekend our sleep was a little rough. We’re starting to go about 8 hours between feedings, but Lucien is rousing/fussing a few times during the night, which means mommy is rocking the babe in his bed or giving him a pacifier. He’s 14 weeks, and in the 90th percentile, so I know he’s not hungry during the night – he’s just used to nursing!

I feel like we’re on the cusp of getting some serious sleep, but while we’re going longer between feedings it doesn’t mean catching more zzz’s … yet! Saturday morning was lovely though, since we got to sleep in. Lucien nursed at 7am and fell back asleep. I was tempted, tired as I was, to get up and start my day but as luck would have it he (and we) got to sleep until 9:30! I snapped these pictures just before he woke up.

Your turn: What do you do to encourage healthy sleep with your children? How old were they when you started to try for a full night of sleep?

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  1. Love your photos!..especially the ones of sleepy feet. My 30 mo. old son and 11 mo. old daughter were both good sleepers. My son slept 10 hours by 4 weeks and 12 hours by 7. He was in the 90th percentile, and nursed every 2 hours during the day and slept 12 at night. If I let him nap longer than 3 hours during the day, he’d be up at night. My daughter, almost always in the 99th percentile for weight, slept 10 hours at 6 weeks and 12 hours at 10 weeks, but she didn’t eat as often as her brother. I think it’s a boy thing, needing to eat more often. Determined to have her sleeping 12 hours by 2 months, I tried feeding her every 2 hours, but she’d often spit up. Later, I realized that she didn’t need to eat more than 2.5-3 hours. If she went longer than 4.5 hours during the day, she’d be up once at night. Of course, with teething or sickness comes night waking…she had her first cold at 5 weeks. I also read Ezzo and Ezzo’s book Along the Infant Way which talks about the feed, wake, sleep schedule that encourages nursing when waking up instead of nursing to fall asleep. With my daughter, I found myself slacking into the “feed to sleep” syndrome during part of the day, and I’d quickly try to get right back on track with feeding her when she woke from a nap so as to help her sleep at night. Of course, this excludes the last feeding at 8p when I’d put her down in a drowsy state. Oh, she’s teething how and crying. Gotta run! Wish you the best with your son.

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