Inspiration . . .
I fed Margeaux at 6:30pm and had every intention of “putting her to bed” after that feeding. I dimmed the lights around the house, put on some quiet music (Sting) and got situated in her room on her glider to feed her. But no sooner was she done with her bottle than it was back up, all over me and all of our new glider. I had to put her down, and let her scream while I got everything cleaned up. It kind of defeated the whole relaxed-go-to-bed atmosphere I had created. I decided to call the doctor – I wasn’t sure if I should feed her again right away or was her stomach upset and I should wait a little while, even though she was starving. While I was waiting for a call back, she fell asleep (around 7:3opm). I put her in her crib, and she didn’t wake up again until 9pm! So, I fed her at 9pm and then put her back down in her crib. She slept until 2:30am! That’s 5 hours! So I guess she “slept through the night!” Problem was that when she woke up at 2:30am she was starving! And not quick to go back to sleep. I got her to sleep in my arms after eating, but she woke up when I put her down. I decided to see if she could calm herself with the pacifier in the crib. She talked to herself in there and sucked on her pacificer for about 45 minutes, but finally must have gone back to sleep, because I didn’t hear her again until 6:45am. Not a bad night. Now, we just need to get rid of that awake time in the middle and we’ll be all set – HA!