People constantly ask me if Brooke is sleeping through the night yet. It kinda makes me think that she already has this huge expectation to live up to and she is somehow inadequate because she isn't. I try not to let it bother me, but it still is this nagging annoyance. She is still only 3 months old, who cares that she wakes up and is hungry during the middle of the night? I'm going to feed her! When I tell people that she still wakes up a couple of times I'll sometimes get advice to try rocking her to sleep and not feed her and it will only be rough for the first few nights. OK, no. Am I such a bad parent for not wanting to deprive my child of food?
Even when she sleeps through the 3 am feeding and wakes up at 5, I still wake up at 3. I'm so used to waking up with her that I don't mind at all. The few times she slept almost the entire night I would lay awake worrying about her; something must be wrong if she's still sleeping. Maybe she's overheating. So really, I almost sleep better when she wakes up to feed because I know she's OK. Ever since she was a newborn she would wake up to eat, but then she goes right back to sleep. What's so horrible about that?
I actually cherish those middle of the night feedings. It's quiet, so sweet and special. I take it all in... she truly needs me in these tender moents. I'm in no hurry to give that up. So why does it seem like everyone else in the world who doesn't have to get up with her expect her to sleep all night? I just don't get it. Someday, she will.
That is my ranting for the day. She really is a good sleeper, she sleeps a total of about 10 1/2 to 11 hours a night, waking up 2-3 times, and then she takes naps for 3-6 hours a day. And then she is super active the rest of the time. Here are some pictures of my little sleeping angel. I especially love the video of her snoring, it's hilarious.
Check out her snoring!