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Saturday, January 17, 2009

And He Finally Sleeps..............


After 10 months of Cooper waking all night and me being extremely sleep deprived, my sweet boy is sleeping 12 hours straight. I forgot how great it felt to sleep all night and wake up feeling normal. I am so proud of him and how well he adjusted. I have been co-sleeping with him and loving every minute but finally decided that we both needed sleep. After many prayers, I decided to let him cry a little while being gentle with it. The first night he woke 4 times and I went in for re-assurance and within 5 minutes of me leaving the room and him crying, he went back to sleep. I was really happy with the first night. The next night he went to sleep at 7:00pm and didn't wake until 5:45am. This was the first time he went longer then 6 hours without nursing. I was so excited and shocked. The third and fourth night he has slept from 7:30pm till 7:30am. I have never had a good sleeper and am so excited about such success. Life seems so much easier and happier when I am rested. Thank you God for answered prayers!!!

3 comments:

SimmonsFamily said...

Yea, Cooper!!! You are right, sleep makes life soooo much better.

Julia said...

I can not believe Cooper is almost one year!!!! And WAY to GO on sleeping so well, that's awesome for the whole family! I hear you on the sleep stuff - Dominic and Milo wake us up 2 times each, every night, between teething, feeding and night terrors. I'm looking forward to next year being the year I don't feel like roadkill every morning!

Danielle said...

Yay for sleeping! I'm so glad you are getting much needed rest!

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