I hear you ladies about waiting to DTD. This first time was at about 11 weeks PP, and then only because we moved DD's crib to her own room. We've been sleeping a lot better since then too, and is probably why the 8-hour sleep stretches are happening. Which leads me to...
It seems right to let her sleep, but today, after 4 days of weight plateau, her weight went DOWN an ounce.
I'm starving my baby!!! The thing is she does show hunger cues during the 8 hours, but she doesn't wake up, and doesn't cry. I called our ped and am waiting to hear back, but what do you ladies think? If your baby is showing hunger cues in their sleep do you wake them to feed? I'm so worried and I feel like an awful mommy!
ETA - just got off the phone with the ped. He's not concerned. He said that at her age now he look at weight gain over a range of 4-6 weeks to see if there's a problem. Since she's cheerful during the day, and still peeing and pooping, and feeding happily during the day, he said absolutely let her sleep. He said her rooting in her sleep may be even reflexive. I guess, Carlyle, you're right: we shouldn't be using the scale daily anymore. It's my new charting addiction I guess.
This probably belongs in confessions, but I was also nervous he would tell me we should wake her up: I'm loving this SLEEP!Edited by Tear78 - 10/4/11 at 10:43am