Callie decided to give me a great present for my birthday today...she slept through the night last night!
I'll say it again. She slept through the night last night!!! In her crib!
I put her to bed at 8:45pm, then woke her up for a feeding at 10:30 just before I went to bed (called a dream feeding - thanks for the tip, Kristy). Then I didn't hear her again until 6:30am, when I heard her talking to herself in her crib.
What a great way to wake-up, to the sound of your cute little baby's voice. After sleeping 7 hours straight!!!
I guess I'm not one of those lucky moms whose baby sleeps ten hours straight, right away. I've been tired. We've tried everything. Putting her on a schedule. Not nursing her to sleep. Having wake-time after a feeding. Feeding solid food. Feeding solid food right before bedtime. Swaddling her. Not swaddling her. Swaddling only her body and not her arms. Using a pacifier. Putting her down and letting her cry for naps (disclaimer: we didn't try this until 4 months, which I think is when they are old enough to console themselves supposedly). Putting her down and letting her cry at night. Letting her cry at night so she would learn to fall back asleep on her own (not too long though, and I usually would go in and check on her). This has been fairly recently, and it might have helped to do the trick).
Let's hope this becomes more than just a one-night fluke and an every night occurrence!