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brief history: 42month old ds has nursed many times every night of his life; Mama has not slept in four years (since ds was the in-utero kick boxer)...

Two nights ago, ds woke up, rolled over me and between me and dh, snuggled up, and fell asleep!

Last night, I don't think he woke up at all until 5am!

A week ago, we eliminated wheat from his diet.
I'm convinced that this is helping his sleep, but I just can't believe it's finally getting better!!
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Is there an "I love sleep" song?
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Isn't bizzare to wake up realize you've been sleeping 3 or more hours straight.
My DS will do this about once a week.

Goodnight!!!
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Hope the sleep situation continues to improve....I wouldn't be surprised if it is directly related to going wheat-free.
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Joyous ode to sleep.

Yes I could not believe it when my son did that the first time. (at about the same age!)
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hold on, I shouldn't talk too soon... he woke up to nurse A LOT last night!
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My son's also been doing this for the past few months- he still nurses plenty, but there are times when he'll just snuggle instead. We've actually had a few nights when he's nursed before going to sleep, and upon waking up, and not at all in between!

Of course, right now he's sick and the only thing that stays down is "moo moo"....

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I'm wondering if last night was bc ds is coming down with something - he was very cranky in the morning, and complained about boogers in his nose.
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Oh, UP I am *SOOOOO* happy for you!!!!



I realized last night that I have come to expect DS to nurse to sleep (9pm), nurse when he wakes up (6:30am) and only 2-3 times in between. I wouldn't have believed it a year ago.

 

 

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hold on, I shouldn't talk too soon... he woke up to nurse A LOT last night!
That whole linear approach to life isn't what goes on here either......
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Oh I hope it keeps up for you! I'm glad to hear the wheat is going well, apparently there are many hidden sources of wheat, so that must be tough! I really hope you get some good sleep!
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last night he woke up every two hours at least!

well, there's other stuff going on: preschool started this week, and he slept well the first two nights, but now he's settling in so maybe adjusting to the new routine after the excitement of starting is throwing his sleep off... or, he might have picked up a cold already.
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BUT, you know he *can* and before you never could tell? So, you can really tell yourself it is just a matter of time (or at least that is what I tell myself, lol--- perhaps I'm just using you to prop up my own delusions!).

 

 

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He's getting there. I admire you Mama! DD is still nursing to sleep and waking up to fall back asleep nursing. She is 12 months so I'm sure I have a few more years left.
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Isn't it encouraging, though? But such a bummer when they are back to waking frequently a night or two later. We have the same thing going on at our house!

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I think he did it again last night!

I worked, so he went to bed without me (or nursing) and I don't think he woke to nurse until 5:00am!!!
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I think you ladies dashed my hopes of ds (5mths) sleeping through the night anytime soon! lol Probably better to give up my delusions

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I think he did it again last night!

I worked, so he went to bed without me (or nursing) and I don't think he woke to nurse until 5:00am!!!

 

 

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I think he did it again last night!

I worked, so he went to bed without me (or nursing) and I don't think he woke to nurse until 5:00am!!!
Oh, doesn't that feel wonderful? DD started sleeping consistently through the night last year. Hmmm... I expected to feel so much more awake by now
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I'm not sure, but I think it happened again last night! I have a tiny cold and am very tired, so who knows, I might have slept through a midnight nursing or two (and I'm almost sure he might have nursed once around 1am) but he didn't really wake me until 5am this morning! yippee! hope this becomes a trend!
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I think you ladies dashed my hopes of ds (5mths) sleeping through the night anytime soon! lol Probably better to give up my delusions
:LOL when ds was born, I told my husband we'd co-sleep until he (ds, not dh) slept through the night, thinking it would be somewhere from 4-6 months. Little did I know it would actually be 4-6 years :LOL
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Let's see... last night I think he might have woken once in the middle of the night, but I don't remember... but I do know that around 3 or 4 am he woke to pee, and that is DH's category, so he took him ... and then he woke again around 5 or 6 to nurse 'till getting out of bed. I can't believe it is getting better!!! Hope it sticks!!!
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this is fabulous!!! and just think how wonderful it is that you can actually say that you don't know if he woke up or not...that's the beautfy of co-sleeping, isn't it?? even if your little one DOES wake up, it doesn't have to be a big production!

anyway, i'm so happy for you...i'm sure this is the beginning of great milestones!!
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