Sleep. When we have children we know that we are going to lose sleep. Babies wake for feedings at all hours of the night and then you have those times when baby has gotten day and night mixed up. I’m often surprised, and hubby has commented on it numerous times, how well I can function with little to no sleep. I’m also surprised how different one child can be compared to a sibling.
Austin would fall right to sleep in her crib starting at six weeks. Did she sleep all night? No. She’d sleep for a few hours then wake for a feeding. I refused to let her cry herself to sleep so sometimes she would go right back to sleep and be fine in her crib other times she would be in bed with me. She was sleeping through the night by seven months.
Brookland started falling to sleep in her crib at nine weeks. She’s would wake for a feeding and be right back to sleep in her crib. She never slept with me, she wasn’t a cuddly baby. She started sleeping through the night at eight months.
Gauge. Ah, Gauge, our third, and final, baby is the worst sleeper of the three. He has been from early on when he had day and night mixed up and then when he had reflex. I spent most nights up with him sleeping on my chest, and not much has changed in nine months. At five months he started sleeping through the night, it lasted for a couple weeks until he got a chest and ear infection. Then we went back to sleepless nights.