September 14, 2005

Now, if only I could sleep through the night

I didn’t want to jinx it. So I didn’t say anything. But, after three nights in a row, I think it’s safe to say that…

Jonathan is sleeping through the night!!!!

Three months old and both twins are sleeping all night long. This Daddy has slept, in the past three nights, 7 hours, 7 hours and 8 hours. I am one rested dude! Now, not wanting to get greedy or anything, but the babies are still asleep at 6:15 a.m. I’ve been up for an hour anticipating them being awake. I have woken a couple of times the last few nights at the slightest sound from the baby room only to find them perfectly fine and sleeping. I need to have a talk with my brain and let it know it’s okay to sleep until the babies actually wake up.


  1. Congratulations. Few things are as exhilirating as getting reacquainted with a full night’s sleep. Just a word of warning, my daughter started sleeping through the night at about 3 months, then started waking up in the middle of the night again at 6 months. That phase lasted for a few more months, so don’t get too comfortable.

    Comment by Matt — September 14, 2005 @ 7:17 am

  2. Lucky B**. I’m on my third now. Neither of the first two slept through the night until they were a year old, and no. 3 looks set to follow that trend.

    Sleep deprivation is by far the worst, (one of the worst, well, a very bad) thing of having babies. Of course Mr A easily mastered the art of sleeping through the crying after about, umm, a week.

    My mother swears that twins are better sleepers, cos they keep each other company. She should know, her twins were number 4 & 5 of 7, plus approx. 50 foster babies!

    Comment by Mrs Aginoth — September 14, 2005 @ 11:37 am

  3. You are one LUCKY dude.

    Comment by MIM — September 14, 2005 @ 1:27 pm

  4. This is the irony. They learn to sleep the night and you un-learn how to sleep the night. I’m told that eventually we’ll have to get up to pee and not be able to go back down. It’s all downhill from here my friend.

    Comment by Not-For-Profit Dad — September 14, 2005 @ 2:44 pm

  5. Congrats, Matthew! I don’t think you jinxed yourself. I think you turned a very important corner. Isn’t it the greatest feeling in the world? You almost can’t believe it’s happening!

    Comment by MetroDad — September 14, 2005 @ 7:13 pm

  6. Lucky, lucky, lucky. Lately I’ve gone to bed and 5 minutes later the kid wakes up. He couldn’t give me a few hours; he had to do it right then and there.

    Comment by Marty — September 14, 2005 @ 7:59 pm

  7. How did you do it?

    Comment by Sarah — September 15, 2005 @ 4:41 am

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