the eric update – day 163: is it sleepy time or wakey time? revisited.

it’s hard to believe that it has already been a month since i was commenting on how we had a 139 day old baby with a newborn’s sleeping habits.

i’ve delayed writing about the topic of sleep for fear of tempting fate, but in slightly less than 30 days, little odin has gone from waking up at all hours of the night and having trouble going back to sleep, to regularly only waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning for a meal and then going back to sleep straight away until 8 or 9 in the morning! and according to our sleep logs, he’s getting at least 16 hours of sleep a day, which should make the author of “healthy sleep habits, happy child” quite pleased.

and even more fantastically, he’s spending more and more time in his big boy bed – a.k.a. his crib! that’s right, he actually appears to occasionally enjoy sleeping in his own bed in his own room instead of the co-sleeper!

i don’t know whether to be overjoyed or just a bit sad.

even as i write this, he’s been sleeping in his crib all by himself for over 3 hours and hasn’t even awaken for a meal. kris and i keep going back in his room to make sure that he’s still breathing ( you can take us out of the nicu, but you can’t take the nicu out of us, i suppose ); of course, he’s no matter how many times we look, he’s breathing normally and sleeping like a baby.

update: he slept in his crib through the entire night! whooohooo!

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