October 17, 2003

A milestone

Last night I got home late from work, dreading the prospect of pulling an all-nighter and wondering how Alex was going to handle being put back into his crib rather than coming to bed with me when he woke up in the middle of the night to feed. All night long, I had the monitor turned up high as I slogged away at the computer. A couple of times, I went upstairs to to make sure he was still breathing.

Alex slept in his crib from 9:30 pm until I woke him up at 7 am. The first time he has ever slept through the night.

I have mixed feelings about this. It was certainly helpful last night, as I was able to get my work done undisturbed. And of course, I am a little disappointed that I didn't even get a chance to take advantage of it by sleeping through the night myself (although I also wonder if I wouldn't have woken up panicked in any event). Mostly, I am not sure if I want this to be a fluke or not. If he does start sleeping through the night all the time, then there goes my middle of the night cuddles. And that would be very, very sad.

Posted by Dineen at October 17, 2003 12:51 PM
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