O.K., so last night Asa slept through the night. Well, I guess in actuality we really just "started" the sleeping through the night thing. I'll explain.
With Grady, around this age (Asa is almost 3 1/2 months) he would wake up at the same time every night. We decided that he was probably just waking up out of habit and that we were going to see about helping him go all night without waking up. The first night we decided to do this, he cried...for 35 minutes. It wasn't continuous, but he did cry. For those of you who think this is horrible or something, just keep reading. The 2nd night, he only cried for 5 minutes. The 3rd night, he stirred a bit, but didn't wake up. The 4th night he didn't wake up at all. He never did again. Stupendous.
Well, we've been feeling like Asa is at that point. So, last night we decided to try it out. She ALWAYS wakes up between 3 and 4 every night. Last night, I fed her last at about 10:30 pm. She woke up at 3:41. We let her cry. It was a little harder this time to let her cry than it was with Grady...not sure why. But, I was just praying and knew that God would just lead me/us in what to do. I told myself that if she didn't go back to sleep by around 4:20, I would feed her. Well, she was sound asleep by 4:06...exactly 25 minutes. I knew that if she truly was waking up out of hunger, she would be awake again shortly. Well, I woke up at 8am and she was just starting to stir. I would say that she wasn't waking out of hunger, only habit.
We'll see how tonight goes and I will keep you posted on the sleep happenings. We're excited and encouraged from last night though.
Here's a sweet picture of sleeping beauty. I just LOVE those little dimples they have in their little hands. By the way, she has found her feet now. And, when you are holding her now, she reaches up and touches your face...it's SO sweet. I'm sure Grady and Hadley did that too, but I think she does it more, and more intensely...tonight she reached up and not only touched my face, she actually stroked my cheek as she cooed and smiled at me. SO SWEET. I could seriously just eat her up.