Things are going quite good with regards Audrey sleeping through the night. I have to ask though, why are we all so obsessed with getting young babies to sleep through? Yes, I'm sure we mothers would feel much better for it, and unless your dealing with more than one or two brief feeds and a baby who settles herself, surely it is manageable? Or is that just the crazy in me speaking? I've flicked through so many baby sleep books (I'm convinced they actually do all say the same thing, just in a different way), and think if you could own shares in this baby sleep business you'd be filthy rich. There is definitely an expectation out there that an infant of six months should not be waking during the night, but I really do believe that if you are fine with it then what's the problem?
Audrey often wakes up at either 8.30 or 9.30pm, after going to bed around 6pm. Sometimes, particularly when I am tired (hm, which is most of the time), I get annoyed that she wakes, knowing she has had solids and two lots of nursing sessions. But last night, just prior to her waking, one of those world vision-type ads screened and I couldn't get up to Audrey's room fast enough! Talk about putting things in perspective; a sick/dying child versus a baby who wants a brief feed. I notice these adverts now, and the stories in the paper about other people's kids, and blogs dedicated to a child departed (these I don't look for but somehow I still occasionally find them). I was much more resilient before having children. I didn't really notice this sort of thing, but now it comes at me full force.
So when other women ask two of the most overused questions, "is she a good baby" - no, she's pure evil - or "sleeping through the night...?" I can't wait to say 'she's perfect, thanks'.
at the Wintergardens again...