Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I'm King of the World

I guess that really should say Queen of the World, but it doesn't have the same ring to it, now does it.

R finally slept well last night. My previously sleep through the night from the age of 8 weeks, hasn't been sleeping well for the last 3 months. Last night, he woke up, whined a bit around 1, put himself back to sleep and then slept until 6 this morning. That is 9 hours of sleep!! I woke up this morning thinking I can do anything. I guess you need those times of crap sleep to remember how wonderful a full nights sleep can be.

And by blogging about this, yes, I realize I am completely jinxing myself and he will be back to his 3-4 wakings a night, esp since those top teeth are causing his little gums to bulge something awful.

R and I are off today to a breastfeeding support group to show new mommies that "big" babies can be breastfed. Guess at a whopping 21 lbs at 6 months R is officiall a "big" baby! Who woulda thunk it?

DS tidbit: There are over 50 clinical signs of Down syndrome, but it is rare to find all or even most of them in one person. Some common characteristics include: Poor muscle tone; Slanting eyes with folds of skin at the inner corners (called epicanthal folds); Hyperflexibility (excessive ability to extend the joints); Short, broad hands with a single crease across the palm on one or both hands; Broad feet with short toes; Flat bridge of the nose; Short, low-set ears; Short neck;
Small head; Small oral cavity; and/or Short, high-pitched cries in infancy.


Alicia said...

I envy you! I haven't had 9 hours of sleep since I was pregnant. Beckett never got the memo that sleeping through the night is cool. But I can't complain too much because he's been doing lots better.

I never blog about his sleep any more because it always jinxes it. I'm probably jinxing it just commenting about it! ;)

Anonymous said...

COlor me envious too! I havent had 9 hours of sleep since BEFORE I was pregnant. I can't even remember what it feels like to be well rested.

Can I jinx myself? If I complain about not sleeping enough, surely I'll jinx it so JP sleeps thru... right??!

mamaC said...

I have the 12 week old sleeping through the night, now if I could just get the 21 month old to do it too that would be fabulous! LOL That crazy kid was up from 230-530 am! What is that about?