7 weeks today, my how time flies.
Over the last few days we have been trying to extend the time between feedings at night. Typically we get around 4 hours between 10pm and 2am, which is pretty good for a breast milk baby (as I understand it anyway). However, I return to work next week so getting more consecutive sleep is somewhat of a priority. After enacting our “get more sleep plan” we have made it 5 1/2 hours between the late night feedings. I’m hoping this is a trend that will stick/extend and is not just a fluke (fingers and toes crossed).
Next on our list of things to concur is sleeping in the crib. Currently we do use the crib during the day for naps, but we have yet to try sleeping in the crib at night. I’ll admit I have been very hesitant to have him in another room. SIDS gets a lot of air time and as a mom of a stillborn son you worry about what else might take away your beautiful baby. However, if you know about stillbirth you should know that it occurs more often than SIDS (this unfortunate truth is not readily known in our society and that makes me sad). Ok, back to my point. Having him nap in his crib during the day has been a great way for me to get comfortable with the idea and I think I’m ready to bite the bullet. So maybe in a few weeks (on a weekend) we will attempt ditching the pack-n-play and opt for the crib. I will probably be up all night starring at the video monitor making sure he’s ok. We have the Summer infant video monitor and I can actually see his chest rise and fall as he breathes. This is the only way I might have some peace of mind the first few nights.