19 June 2007

she sleeps

Posting this will no doubt jinx the whole thing but Eleanor SLEEPS!!!! Oh, boy, does she sleep.

Sunday night she went to sleep at 10 pm, following a five ounce bottle with CD, and I woke her up at 5:30 am, after I found myself leaking all over the bed. I pumped the fastest five ounces of my life while she nursed on the other side. She nursed without really waking up and went right back in her crib when she finished. In retrospect, I should have pumped before I went to bed but given Eleanor's history of having a bottle and then being hungry again an hour later, I didn't.

Last night was a near-perfect repeat, except that I pumped while CD gave Eleanor the bottle and I woke her to nurse at 6 am. Once again, she didn't really wake up and once again, I pumped a whole bunch. Had she not done the same thing Sunday night I probably would have chocked it up to getting her first shots yesterday but it really seems like we now have a Baby Who Sleeps Through the Night. At 9 weeks!! Since "sleeping through the night" is defined as a five hour stretch of sleep, we have ourselves an over-achiever. Making up for her brother, who didn't sleep this long until his first birthday, no doubt.

The report from her two week well-baby checkup was all good too. She weighs 6300 grams, is 61 centimeters long, and her head is 40 centimeters in circumference. A big girl all around, but all in the right proportion, according to the doc. He's not one to go over the top at all so when he said, "She looks terrific!" it really meant a lot. I never had enough confidence to view Oliver's milestones as an accomplishment for me, but as with so many things, this time around is a different story.


Pinks and Blues said...

Ahhh... so now what you mean about the jinx thing! We had our son April 4th (our 3rd son - are other 2 are 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 - and we're at the point where they are finally sleeping through the night!)... but we have some good nights with him him (sleeping from 8pm - 530am) every few nights... to waking up at midnight and then at 4am... like clockwork!!
Hey... my husband's from Pittsburgh - he's from Pleasant HIlls...
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Melissa said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful. Lucas started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks and he's been a great sleeper ever since -- I hope Eleanor is the same.
When are you going to post some pictures???