That’s right. Maisie slept ten hours last night. This makes me sad for some reason. I know I should be ecstatic that I am finally able to get a looooong stretch of sleep, but no, I am sad. I miss our little cuddle times in the middle of the night. She has always been a good sleeper with stretches of five hours straight from the beginning.
We started Maisie on solids and she is also sleeping in her big girl crib now. She is such a big girl (six months yesterday!!!). So big in fact, that she can now sleep these long, I don’t need mom, stretches! The first night she slept about seven hours, the next night eight, and then last night was ten straight hours between feeds!!!! My little baby goo goo is growing up!!! I had it all planned that I would put her in bed for the night and then with her early morning wake up, I would bring her into bed with me and cuddle/sleep for the next couple hours. Little did I know that her “early morning wake up” would be 10am!!! Yes, I am complaining. I guess I should be happy that she isn’t waking up every three hours, like lots of babies do.
It is just that Maisie seems to think that she is a grownup. She is too interested in the world to be bothered by being a normal, crying baby. She has things to do, people to see! Long ten hour stretches of sleep to sleep!!!
Jen- while I know that Ashley (the baby I watch that is the same age as Maisie) is not my child, I can totally relate to what you are talking about, in a non-mom sort of way. She grows everyday and her little legs are so strong, and I’m always like, “she is growing up so fast!! slow down!!” She can no longer fit in some of her clothes that she could totally wear when I first started watching her. Ashley started on solid foods last week (well, as solid as a banana can be) and is almost too big for her swing. It’s crazy. I can’t wait to meet Maisie!!
I can totally relate Jen – well, not exactly to the 10 hour stretch. Alleke is more that every 3 hours kind of baby, but when I do imagine her sleeping longer at night, I’m willing to admit to myself that I’ll actually miss waking up briefly to see her before we both go back to sleep. Then again, I’m also really, really looking forward to just eight hours of solid sleep in a row, and maybe even on my stomach…ahh, its been sooooo long!