In honor of three-month birthday, on 11/11/11, EH decided to give us with ELEVEN HOURS (11!) of sleep last night.  That is unprecedented.

Did he sleep that long because he didn't really nap at day care yesterday and so he was completely exhausted?  Did he sleep that long because that's just what he's going to do now??  Or did he sleep that long because he's been so sick and is medicated and thus possibly more drowsy than usual? 

I'm not sure that there's a way for me to know, except to see if things continue like this after he's no longer sick and medicated, or to see if he sleeps that long after a day of decent napping.  In any case, DH and I were thrilled that he slept that long and hope he keeps it up.

Of course, please know that him getting 11 hours of sleep does NOT mean that I got much more.  In fact, I still probably only got about 6 hours, which is normal for me in a night.  Why?  Well first of all I did not go to bed until shortly after 9 p.m.  Then, because of his cold, EH coughed a lot all night long and every time he coughed the monitor picked it up.  (His coughs did not seem to wake him up, thought.)  The monitor receiver sits next to my bed on the nightstand so every time he coughed I woke up.  These coughs are also the only reason that I didn't panic when I realized how long he had slept - otherwise I might have been worried that he had stopped breathing or something like that!  Finally, I did not get much sleep because, well... I'm still breastfeeding (I promise that I have an update to that whole process that I will post soon, but things keep changing so rapidly that I've been holding off on publishing it until there's some sort of consistency) and so by 4 a.m. (when I woke up from one of his coughs), it had been 10 hours since I had last fed him and I had painful clogs and engorgement.  People say that your body is supposed to adjust to your baby's sleep schedule when he starts sleeping through the night.  My body says, "HA! Adjust!??! Hell no!!"  It hates me, this body of mine, but I'm not giving up - we're going to friends if it's the last thing I do. 

In the meantime, I'm just going to enjoy every single night that he sleeps so well.  I've been reading Facebook updates from friends who saying things like "Baby boy is sick and he only slept 45 minutes last night."  I'm sure that will be me at some point, but for now, I'm pretty sure that we might have the perfect baby.  Two months ago I would have never believe it if you told me I'd be saying that now.

My oh my, how things have changed....


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