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wgat is the longest stretch of sleep you've had since giving birth?

post #1 of 34
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I had a two night/day labor with no sleep - and since then I think the longest I got was 3 hours.....

post #2 of 34
Probably the longest stretch was 4 hours, but that's only happened a couple times. Normal night time stretches are probably a couple of hours. Which I consider great after DS, and after peeing every 45 minutes in the last few weeks of pregnancy!
post #3 of 34

My baby actually slept for SEVEN HOURS STRAIGHT last night!  I wasn't asleep that whole time, but probably most of it.  I think I got into a deeper sleep than I'd experienced in quite a while.  I dreamed that I was back at work, giving a massage to a client who had a really sore muscle, and whenever I touched it she'd cry out "Ahh!  Ahh!"  Then I woke up and realized I'd incorporated the sound of my baby crying into my dream, LOL.  And my boobs hurt a lot.

post #4 of 34
Even though DH does most of the nighttime care for the baby, I still only get 4 hrs max- i think I may have gotten 5 hrs. I tend to wake up everytime she wakes up, which is usually at least twice a night. We all go to bed around midnight then she's usually up at 3 and again at 5 or 6 and usually I get up about 7 or 8
post #5 of 34

4hrs. If I do it right, I can get a good 3-4 in the first stretch of the night. We go to bed between 1 and 2 and I start by nursing him to sleep. If he eats enough then yay! And then after he's woken up that first time, he'll sleep for just two hour stretches.

post #6 of 34

I have no idea! I learned not to watch the clock years ago when I had one of those wake up every 30-45 minutes for years kids. I still keep my clock turned away so I can't see how often or when I wake up. I think he has let me sleep a couple hours sometimes in between feedings. 

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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Probably the longest stretch was 4 hours, but that's only happened a couple times. Normal night time stretches are probably a couple of hours. Which I consider great after DS, and after peeing every 45 minutes in the last few weeks of pregnancy!


The 2 hour stretches i tend to get are MUCH better than with DD as well.  I cant tell if he's a better sleeper (although, he is, when I think about it!!) or if im more relaxed and able to fall asleep between(during??) feedings

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I have no idea! I learned not to watch the clock years ago when I had one of those wake up every 30-45 minutes for years kids. I still keep my clock turned away so I can't see how often or when I wake up. I think he has let me sleep a couple hours sometimes in between feedings. 



I know- I try not to look much either - my husband asked what his 'schedule" is and I have NO idea- clearly no schedule at this age but i just try to get through the night

post #9 of 34

Probably 3 or 4 hours has been the longest stretch.

post #10 of 34

2-3 hours, but most times it's more like an hour at a time. I wake up to pee - yeah I know and I'm not even prg anymore - or to check on the baby. He's been clusterfeeding so much that not hearing from him for an hour makes me worry about him. I'm sure soon that'll change because my body tells me to sleep for longer stretches.

post #11 of 34

DD is only 3 days old, but I've managed about a three hour stretch every night so far. I hope that trend continues!

post #12 of 34

He slept five hours last night!

I didn't, but it gives me hope! I was doing things and then took awhile to get to sleep. Then he ate and slept another 4 :)

post #13 of 34

Just like you I was up for 2days/nights in labor and didn't get more than 2 hours of sleep for the first 2 weeks! I never felt so run down in all my life! For the last few weeks (she's just over 6 weeks now) we usually get a 4 hour stretch from 1am-5am and then another 3 hour stretch after that, so it's pretty good. One night she slept 5 hours and I felt like a new woman the next day! I wish that would happen again soon!

post #14 of 34
I gave birth on Monday night and literally did not shut my eyes for sleep until late Weds. night. That was horrible because my body was jerking like it thought it was asleep. The longest stretch I had was ONE 2.5 hour stretch where Finn slept on DH. We are usually up every 1/2 hour to hour because he is seriously just a cat napper. He nurses all night long and I wake up to latch him.
post #15 of 34
Maybe 5.5 hours? Little man is a great sleeper. Even when he does wake up to eat, I pop a boob in his mouth and I'm back to sleep in less than two minutes. smile.gif
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by jillybeans View Post

Maybe 5.5 hours? Little man is a great sleeper. Even when he does wake up to eat, I pop a boob in his mouth and I'm back to sleep in less than two minutes. smile.gif


jealous- you must feel amazingly rested :)

post #17 of 34
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Maybe 5.5 hours? Little man is a great sleeper. Even when he does wake up to eat, I pop a boob in his mouth and I'm back to sleep in less than two minutes. smile.gif


PS= does he sleep like that all day- or just pm?

post #18 of 34
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Just like you I was up for 2days/nights in labor and didn't get more than 2 hours of sleep for the first 2 weeks! I never felt so run down in all my life! For the last few weeks (she's just over 6 weeks now) we usually get a 4 hour stretch from 1am-5am and then another 3 hour stretch after that, so it's pretty good. One night she slept 5 hours and I felt like a new woman the next day! I wish that would happen again soon!



that's what Im hoping to achieve eventually :)  It took my daughter a long time to get there but i feel DS is a better sleeper already.

 

PS- what time do you all go to bed?  I tell myself i should go earlier but with another child dinner for us grownups doesnt happen til 7:30/8 and I need a little time to wind down.  Im in bed around 10-11 most nights- with DD I learned to eat around 5:30 and would go to bed around 7 so i could get some sleep while DH watched her.  So far it's not necessary- though i wish I had more sleep most days.....

post #19 of 34
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He slept five hours last night!

I didn't, but it gives me hope! I was doing things and then took awhile to get to sleep. Then he ate and slept another 4 :)



hope is GOOD- that's how i look at it too when I "miss' the wave of long sleep- someday Ill get it :)

post #20 of 34
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that's what Im hoping to achieve eventually :)  It took my daughter a long time to get there but i feel DS is a better sleeper already.

 

PS- what time do you all go to bed?  I tell myself i should go earlier but with another child dinner for us grownups doesnt happen til 7:30/8 and I need a little time to wind down.  Im in bed around 10-11 most nights- with DD I learned to eat around 5:30 and would go to bed around 7 so i could get some sleep while DH watched her.  So far it's not necessary- though i wish I had more sleep most days.....


I was wondering that, too. We go to bed usually around 1 or 2 and he nurses for about fifteen minutes to half an hour. And then we get up somewhere between 10 and noon.

 

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