Just in case you were wondering… sleep is getting better again.
We recently night weaned. That triggered sleeping through the night (at least 6 hour stretches) for a whole week with only one or two wake ups either right after bedtime or early morning. It felt like heaven.
Then BAM, she regressed! Everyone was sick, and it made it impossible for Avery to sleep well. She was up every 30 minutes again for a few nights. The return to crappy sleep lasted another week and a half.
Then, improvement. As Avery got over her nasty cold and cough, she started sleeping for longer and longer again.
Last night, for the first time in her life, she slept completely, by anyone’s definition, through the night.
From 7pm bedtime until 6am wakeup. She appeared not to have moved a muscle in her crib. Perhaps it was because she was so tired from being awake from 1:30-4:30am the night before….
As always, here’s my take on baby sleep. You win some, you lose some. I look at the overall big picture and I definitely see a positive trend.