He did it!

Well, I know its a fluke.  In fact, I am going to attribute last night to some kind of family fast that was going on behind our backs because last night can only be called one of God’s miracles.  A tender mercy, if you will.  JACK SLEPT OVER 8 STRAIGHT HOURS LAST NIGHT!!!!  Wahoo!  I knew he had it in him even if it only happens this once.  It was a blessing.   I woke up at 2:30 and thought…mmm…I haven’t heard the baby yet.  Weird…but I fell back asleep until 3:35.  Mmmm…Dan must have heard him and gone in at some time because there is no way.  I laid there for about 10 minutes until Dan stirred and then I said “Have you been in to the baby?”  Nope.  Well I guess I will go check on him.  And he was still breathing.  I wasn’t really worried but my mind can play tricks on me.  So then I went downstairs and pumped cause well, it was kind of messy and a little painful!  But wow do have like a 7 oz. bottle now for Jack!  And then I just laid in bed until he woke up around 4:10.  That is a continuous sleep from 7:50 pm-4:10 am.  Maybe he just had to turn 5 months old (yesterday was kind of his 5 month birthday since there is no 29th of February this year).  Or maybe it was the fact that he had no naps yesterday from like 3-7:30.  But whatever it was, it was glorious.   But please oh please don’t stop your praying now.  You see today we are starting this…


…sleep training without the swaddle…one arm at a time.  As you can tell from the photo, taken moments ago, he was already a little sad.  But 2 minutes later, there is quiet and I think he must be asleep.  We’ll see how long it lasts.  And how long this process takes.  Also coming tonight, Jack’s first taste of vegetables.  I haven’t decided between green beans or peas.  Photos to come of funny faces!

6 Replies to “He did it!”

  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Im so happy you got to sleep. What a happy house right now! It will continue…I sure hope!

  2. Hurray!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you. And even if it is a fluke it’ll start happening more and more. I hope the swaddling thing goes well for you and I will definitely remember you in my prayers tonight 🙂 Can’t wait to see that cute green face!

  3. Amy,
    I am so excited that he slept for you. I hope that he keeps doing it. Then it will just get better for you also. I know how worried you get the first night they sleep you are always wondering if they are still breathing or not. I am glad that you were able to come on Saturday it was a lot of fun. We will have to do it again sometime.

  4. Good luck this next week with the swaddling or unswaddling I guess it is! The whole baby thing is a life-long lesson. If only we could read their minds or them read ours we would be in business!

  5. I love the picture of Jack with the arm out of the swaddle. Seoul isn’t a fan of being swaddled and no matter what I do she manages to get her arms out. Fortunately she has hit the 4-5 hours of sleep at a time thing and it’s glorious.

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