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When your LO started sleeping for 6+ hours was it a gradual thing, like they slept 3 then 4 then 5, or was it sudden?
Just out of sheer curiosity...
November siggy challenge May '13
For us, it was all of a sudden during her 6 week growth spurt. She went from waking up two times a night (12am and 3am) to sleeping from 9:30 or 10pm to 6am. I almost had a heart attack when I woke up the first morning... but she was quietly awake cooing at her mobile...
She now is going to bed earlier (7:30 or 8), so she does get up at 3am again for a bottle, then goes right back down for three more hours or so.
RoxZ32:I got 6 hours around 6 weeks. She's 9 weeks now and she giving me about 910 hours. I guess I'd say it's been a gradual change. Since you asked this question in assuming your anxiously awaiting your 6 hours it will happen soon enough and it will feel great. :
Haha I am! He went 5 hours between feedings last night but it started at 8:30 and I didn't go to bed till 10 so I didn't get to sleep that whole time.
DS just started sleeping more at night over the past week (at about 9 weeks). I EBF. Prior to last week his longest stretch had been about 4 hours (which he very gradually built up to).
Here's how his long stretches went last week:
Tuesday night: 5.5 hours
Wednesday night: 4 hours
Thursday night: 2.5 hours
Friday night: 5 hours
Saturday night: 6 hours!
Sunday night (last night):7.5 hours!
I know all this because I very recently started tracking his sleep on an app on my phone. So for him the jump from 4 hours to longer happened suddenly (assuming his sleep keeps staying like this, which I hope it does!) Getting more sleep this last week has made me feel like a new woman!