From day one Hunter has been amazing with sleeping which has been a godsend. I was at a point where I would hate talking about his sleep to other parents as they would all say how they had been up half the night and there was me getting a good nights sleep, I’d just stay quiet until someone would ask how my night was, and I’d simply answer "yes was fine thanks" - I felt bad for the fact my child was sleeping.
When Hunter was first born it started with us having to wake him every four hours for a feed. His last feed would be at 9pm then we would wake him at 1am & again at 5am. After a few weeks of doing this we noticed that at 1am he wouldn’t go back down but would want feeding again at 5am.
So we started leaving him to wake when he wanted. This then changed to 3am & 8am. The Health Visitor told me that I needed to wake him every 4 hours during the night, but he was still feeding every 4 hours during the day and was putting on weight like he should, so I left him to get into his own routine.
By the time he was 8 weeks old he started sleeping right through from 9pm till about 7:30am.
I had so many people tell me this would change and before we knew it month 4 sleep regression started. When Hunter hit 16 weeks he started having the odd moan during the night, I'd put his dummy in and he would just drift back off to sleep.
But then week 17 came and we started seeing every hour of the night. I would give him his dummy and he’d just spit it out again. He wasn’t hungry, just very restless and moany.
I was told this phase could last anything from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. I'm now just hoping he goes back to normal and our luck hasn’t run out just yet (as I don’t think I’ll be able to function seeing every hour). Send extra strong coffee my way!!
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