I should perhaps define our terms. Some people apparently view 'sleeping through the night' as putting their child to bed at nine p.m. and being woken up by a happy smiling baby at seven a.m., after a solid, restful ten hours of sleep. We laugh hollowly at such people. This is Kavi's general sleep pattern at night:
- 7 p.m. -- fall asleep for an hour or so
- 8 p.m. -- wake up and play for a while
- 10 p.m. -- fall asleep for 2-3 hrs
- 1ish a.m. -- wake up and demand food, then fifteen minutes of eating later, go back to sleep (note: this feeding takes just long enough that we wake up too much, and have trouble getting back to sleep -- bonus!)
- 4 a.m. -- wake up and play for an hour or so
- 5 a.m. -- fall asleep for another two hours
- 7 a.m. -- actually get up for the day
Saturday night was actually much betterr. I had her then, and she did wake up three times to cry, but two of those were just for two minutes (literally, I timed it), and she just went back to sleep, and the third time was for eight minutes (which felt a lot longer). Throughout, she stayed in rage-mode, which is much easier for a parent to take.
I don't remember the details of Sunday night, but it was about the same, I think, and last night, Kavi only woke up once (!) in the six hour stretch from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m., and when food was not immediately forthcoming, she was back asleep within a minute or two. I am quite hopeful that within a few nights we may actually get Miss Kavya to sleep six straight hours in a row. At which point, Kevin and I will finally go back to being the nice people that we really are, rather than the grumbly, growly red-eyed monsters that we have gradually become over the last six months.