I’ve been keeping my mouth shut about the development of the last few days for fear of jinxing it. I’m breaking the silence now because apparently I somehow jinxed myself anyway.
BabyN slept all the way through the night for two nights in a row. And by “all the way through the night,” I mean all the way through my night, not just his eight-hour stretches he’d been doing that ended shortly after I fell asleep. He would go to bed around 8-8:30 and sleep until 6:30-7:00. That’s maybe earlier than I’d normally get up (by a lot), but I’ll take it. It means I got at least six hours of sleep at a time. Unfortunately, I wasn’t expecting him to sleep so long either night, so I went to bed late, giving up my chances for a really, really good night’s sleep.
Last night, though, we were back to a 3:30 AM feeding. Fun. On the bright side, I figured out what helps him sleep such long stretches. It’s been on the chilly side around here lately, so we’ve let it get pretty cold in the house at night. M started worrying it was too cold for the boys, especially the big one who won’t sleep in his bed as much as on it, and changed our thermostat to heat an extra two or three degrees. And let me tell you, those couple of degrees make a huge difference. I slept worse from the heat and BabyN obviously did too. PJ didn’t seem to have any problem with the cooler temps, so I think I’m going to have M change it back tonight.
BabyN should also sleep awfully well on our Christmas trip we leave for on Saturday. Both my parents’ house and Matt’s tend to keep their houses quite cool at night. And I’m hoping that a little more practice with twelve-hour nights will convince BabyN to sleep that long every night, regardless of the temperature in the house.