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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.....

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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!

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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.


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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

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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.


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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. 


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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

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Probably 3 or 4 hours has been the longest stretch.


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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.


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


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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 :)


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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!

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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.
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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

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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


jealous- you must feel amazingly rested :)

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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?

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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.....

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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 :)

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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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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.....


We usually go to bed somewhere btwn midnight and 2:00- usually its right about 1 though. We're up sometime between 7 and 8 normally. Probably when DH leaves for basic, I'll go to bed earlier (maybe). Right now I stay up b/c most nights he doesn't get home until 11:30 and we like to spend a little time together before going to bed.

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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


Same here! I feel so lucky. Especially since this is my first kid and I have online classes I get to sleep in with her. :) She'll seriously sleep till noon some days.


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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.

 


that sounds luxurious- since i have a 4 yr old to get up with i should really be tying to get sleep on the other end - but again ate late, read and missed a 6 hr stretch from 7:30-1:30.  UGH.  When will I learn!!!

 

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Will is 4.5 weeks old, and I've gotten 4 hours two times.  Typically I get 1.5-2.5 hour stretches at night, a few times/week he gives me a 3 hour stretch which automatically make it a "good" night.  Last night he ate at 10, 1, 4, and 6, which I thought was awesome.  Jeb came in my bed at 6 and we all snuggled/dozed until 8 when we got up for the day which is also very very good.  When I have a bad night with Will and Jeb gets us up for the day at 630, I'm totally beat. 

 

I usually go to bed for the night between 930 and 11, depending on when Will settles. 

 

Nald, can everyone have dinner together so you can get to bed earlier? 


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OMG, OMG, OMG. Baby Caroline slept from 11:00 last night, to 8:00 this morning!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG. I am still in shock! She's always been a great sleeper and got at least one four hour stretch but after this I feel like a new woman!! I definitely did not sleep that whole time but I got six good hours, although I definitely did keep waking up to make sure she was still breathing! She was pretty fussy last night and ate, ate ATE!!!


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Wow!!  Kudos to you, mama!  Enjoy that energy!


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OMG, OMG, OMG. Baby Caroline slept from 11:00 last night, to 8:00 this morning!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG. I am still in shock! She's always been a great sleeper and got at least one four hour stretch but after this I feel like a new woman!! I definitely did not sleep that whole time but I got six good hours, although I definitely did keep waking up to make sure she was still breathing! She was pretty fussy last night and ate, ate ATE!!!


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OMG, OMG, OMG. Baby Caroline slept from 11:00 last night, to 8:00 this morning!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG. I am still in shock! She's always been a great sleeper and got at least one four hour stretch but after this I feel like a new woman!! I definitely did not sleep that whole time but I got six good hours, although I definitely did keep waking up to make sure she was still breathing! She was pretty fussy last night and ate, ate ATE!!!



WOW- congrats! Do you feel amazing?  My lO slept 6 hrs last night but i only got the last 2 1/2- I will learn!!!

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Whoa, six hours is a wonderful chance to sleep! It does seem that the way I sleep is different though. I was always a heavy sleeper, well, until pregnancy when I had to pee all the time. And now I sleep SO lightly. It seems like I wake up every time DD makes a noise! So I still don't feel totally rested, kwim? Still, its been wonderful!!! :D


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Whoa, six hours is a wonderful chance to sleep! It does seem that the way I sleep is different though. I was always a heavy sleeper, well, until pregnancy when I had to pee all the time. And now I sleep SO lightly. It seems like I wake up every time DD makes a noise! So I still don't feel totally rested, kwim? Still, its been wonderful!!! :D



same- I could sleep through anything- now I am not sure if I ever really fall fully asleep- that's the "payoff" for co-sleeping ,I guess- although i think id sleep worse if he weren't with me and I was straining to hear him all night...

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