Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sleeping through the night

I always hated getting the question "is your baby sleeping through the night?" I never know what people mean by that. I think a better question would be "How are you sleeping?" Or "How is your baby sleeping?" Or even "Are you getting enough sleep?" Maybe I just didn't like that people take this sleeping through the night thing as a milestone like rolling over that they can brag their child is doing at such an early age. With Danny I don't think I wanted to try to sleep train him to get rid of his night time feeding. Getting up to feed him was a time I got to cuddle and be just me and him because I was working full time. I'm sure if I had been too exhausted to function I would have done things differently, but it worked for me and I didn't mind being up in the middle of the night for a little bit with him.

That being said last night was Kyle's first time sleeping through the night by my definition which is: he went to bed at or before the time I did and when he woke up to eat I didn't go back to bed for more sleep after feeding him. So he slept probably for 8 or 9 hours. It was great. Kyle has been a very good natured and mellow kid and he takes quite a bit of rough playing from Danny who doesn't seem to understand the concept of being soft or careful with him.

Jon finished up his student teaching last Friday and he is now applying for jobs. There is a pretty promising looking job up at East High School in SLC, so we'll see if anything comes of that. He has graduation in about a week and a half and I think he is excited to be finishing college.

Danny just went downstairs, so I better make sure he isn't getting in to anything he shouldn't.