She Sleeps {Finer Things Friday}

Four babies.  No sleepers.  I was striking out.  Especially with #3 and #4, I was becoming rather weary of multiple night time wakings and nursings in the first year, and then still with the waking at night until they were about two years old. (Not weary enough to do anything about it, mind you.)

My mom rubbed it in, assuring me that I was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks.

While sleeping through the night has never been one of my goals for my little ones, it would be icing on the cake.

Friends, I am now, finally, eating cake slathered with icing.

This happy girl is a sleeper. 

Last night she went down at 9:30.  I woke her up at 5 to eat before my zumba class.  She went right back down, and finally woke up at 9:30 this morning.

Glory hallelujah.

Now if she would just pass the sleeping memo to her two-year-old brother… 😉

What Finer Things are you celebrating this week?  (And do you have good sleepers at your house?)  Link up and let us know!

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  1. I’m with you! My babies are normally fairly good sleepers starting about 8 or 9 months, when we finally work on sleep training, but then around 3 1/2 SOMETHING happens and all three of my older kids have started waking in the night again! It’s awful! I’m okay with baby wakings since they have little tummies and it’s just so sweet to cuddle with them, but big kid wakings aren’t NEARLY as much fun! Good luck with the sleepers!

    • Just wondering, how long before they get back to sleep? Or once they’re up do they stay up to play/ watch T.V. Seems like my children do a rotation where every 2 or 3 months they stay up ALL night. The next day we’re all cranky and when they go down so do I. After about a week of this we get back on track and are all back to sleeping all night, and up in the day like normal people instead of sleeping our day away.

      • Oh how I wish mine only did it for a week! Although they’re normally quick wake-ups. They’ll wake up and come upstairs crying, then we’ll walk them back down, sit with them while they fall asleep and they’ll normally stay there the rest of the night. But my oldest started doing that every night when she was 3 and when she was 5 we finally had to resort to melatonin and bribery (under doctor’s supervision…yes, including the bribery!) to get her to stay in bed all night. My current 3 year old has been doing it for a few months now and we’re trying to figure out a way to take care of his since bribery doesn’t work and it’s just an anxiety. He hates waking up without us with him. I think it could be solved by making him fall asleep initially by himself, but the hubby is the one who puts them to bed and I can’t convince him of this fact! Good luck with your kiddos! I would say if they’re waking up to play or watch tv that those things need to be made off limits after bedtime. Try unplugging your tv at least at night so they can’t do that. We’ve also had to lock kids’ doors to get them to stay in their rooms when they’re not supposed to get out. Not ideal in any way, but better for everyone to get sleep!

    • “big kid wakings aren’t NEARLY as much fun” Truth!

  2. My daughter slept through the night at 4 1/2 months and I counted myself very lucky! She’s been a good sleeper ever since, though I could have done without DST ;).

  3. So jealous it’s not even funny. One of these days I’ll get a full nights rest.

  4. Annie is almost 3 1/2 and I still can’t get her to sleep. Bless my heart. lol

  5. Glory hallelujah!! I’ve never been big on pushing my kids to “sleep through the night” until they are about one. But, my third started doing it on his own around 4 months. Oh sweet, sweet boy. Mama has been very happy about that! 🙂

  6. I’ve only got the one, and she has never been much of a sleeper. It started in the womb: almost every night during my last trimester she would wake around 3-4 a.m., dance around a bit, then go back to sleep. After she was born, that became a regular feeding time, and it was the last nighttime feeding she dropped (at 14 months, no less!). Even after she was night-weaned, she (and I) had a lot of sleep disturbances because she has had respiratory problems since birth. Her respiratory issues are much better now, so I’ve had a few years of pretty good nighttime sleep–but she STILL wakes up almost every night at that old time! It’s just a little tic in her internal clock, I guess.

  7. My son didn’t really sleep through the night until he was 15 months old and had I just stared the barfy part of morning sickness with our little girl so I was especially grateful for the extra shuteye. Expecting the worst (or at the very least, the same), I was pleasantly surprised that our baby girl, who is now 2.5 months old was stringing together 5 hour stretches at two weeks and I have been getting 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep for the last month and a half. Praise the Lord.

  8. Yay! I did not have good sleepers, but now at 10, 11, and 14 a bomb could go off and they would never stir! I am so happy you are finally experiencing a bit more sleep! 🙂

  9. She is adorable!

  10. That’s wonderful Amy! It’s amazing the wonders a good night’s sleep work for Mamas!

  11. She is precious!! My first one slept 5 hour stretches at 4 weeks. My second didn’t sleep through the night until she was 2!! God bless all the tired mamas!!

  12. OMG Amy! Your daughter is too cute in that little jean jacket. I thought I was the only one with children that don’t sleep. My family sure makes me feel like we’re all abnormal. What a blessing to have a baby blessing Mom with more sleep.

  13. That is one gorgeous baby!!

  14. My first 3 all slept through the night before I went back to work at 12 weeks. Of course I’m back to work now and the 4th isn’t sleeping through the night. Doesn’t she know that as the 4th she’s supposed to be the easiest!

  15. I love the sleeping ones!! 🙂 It makes life so nice!!

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