So far F does not sleep demonstratively better at night than B did as a newborn. He naps more and better during the day which is amazing, but not really the point here. The miraculous thing about this time around, however, is I am (so far) not that tired. I attribute it all to co-sleeping (technically bed-sharing). With B I would physically get up, walk to the rocking chair, and sit straight up and awake, bemoaning my lack of Facebook friends in far away time zones, every time he got up to nurse. Add in a diaper change, getting him back to sleep, and then falling back to sleep myself and I was probably up at least 45 mins or even an hour every time he got up.
With F I roll over and lift up my shirt. Sometimes I even fall back asleep before he does. If I think he has a dirty diaper then I poke G and he will change it (also a genius part of the plan). If it’s just wet and not leaking all over the bed, meh, we will survive.
It’s possible that F overall seems to be a slightly better sleeper than B? (It’s such a low bar and there is so much time for that to change still…) Or maybe it’s just my different perspective this time because I don’t feel like I’m going to drop dead any second?
* The first two years of B’s life made me realize it is dumb to claim any “trends” or “progress” in the sleep department. You just appreciate the good nights and deal with the bad nights as they come. Yet somehow here I am writing a post about trends and progress. Hope springs eternal.