Its 5:58 am and I just woke up from 8 hours of sleep...and no, I did not have to bribe Charlie this time! AVERY GRACE SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! I put her down at 10pm last night and at 5:30 I woke up and realized there was light coming through the sunroom. Charlie was awake drinking some water, which he does a million times a night and I asked him what time it was, "5 something" he said. I told him Avery had not woken up yet to eat and we decided I should go check on her. I crept in her room and the little angel was snoozing. I tried to go back to sleep but I was so excited, I couldn't! This is basically my last day to sleep in, I have a lot of family coming in town tomorrow and they'll be here through Monday and Tuesday I'm back to work, but I'm too excited to sleep. I want to go in there are wake her up so bad, but I'm going to see how long she'll sleep. In fact, while I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I noticed the monitor light up, so I turned it up. She was just 'grunting' which she does constantly, so I have the monitor low enough so that I don't hear every grunt. But I went back to her room again and she was still snoozing, so I'd figured I'd blog about it!
I had imagined that sleep would be the number one downfall of parenting, because I LOVE my sleep and always have! But the 3am feedings haven't been so bad. Spending another hour with her is an hour well spent, such a blessing, whether its 3am or not. I do think its really neat that God is going to let her sleep through the night now that I'm going back to work...that is a blessing too! : ) And if anyone is wondering, I did NOT start rice cereal. I asked Dr. Khanfar at the 4 month appt and he said do not give her anything but milk and formula at least until our 6 month checkup. So those 8 hours of sleep are after mommy's milk and nothing else!