Braden is now 9 months old.
He has not woken up in the middle of the night and eaten in the past month.
This is a good thing, right? He's obviously old enough to be sleeping through the night.
So here's my question?
Why and I still waiting for it? And why am I sad thinking that it's not going to happen anymore?
Of course not having to get up in the middle of the night is great and I can tell I am more refreshed during the day. However, I really do miss it. I miss the cuddling. I miss nursing in the dark, just him and me. I miss being all cozy under his big blanket with him. I miss holding his little hand as he squeezes my finger. I miss those 10-20 minutes of just looking at him. I miss spending time together, just the two of us. I think knowing that it's just another step towards growing up is also part of the reason I didn't want it to stop. I know this may sound crazy, but I don't mind getting up at night to nurse a baby. I don't care that I don't get to sleep for more than 3 hours at any given time. I miss it.
Apparently it's time for me to face the facts. My late night dates with Braden have come to an end. Am I crazy for feeling like this? For being completely sad about my baby finally sleeping through the night? I know there has to be other mommies out there that know how I feel. Especially with a second (or third, or fourth...) baby when sometimes the only one on one time you ever get happens to be at 3:00 in the morning.
So as not ready as I may be for him to be sleeping through the night, I might as well enjoy the sleep because I think it's here to stay. Maybe tonight when I get up in the middle of the night I can stay in bed and not go up and peek on him thinking "well maybe he's up and just forgot to call for me."
Or maybe not. We'll see. :)
At least I can look forward to this...
...and this in the mornings!
Speaking of Braden and sleeping, apparently this is how he likes to fall asleep almost every night now. :)
Is there anything better than watching a sleeping baby? Seriously, I love it!