Little Man had the worst sleep in months whilst we were on holiday. He woke frequently, needed a lot of night feeds and spent long periods of each night crying. It was very unlike him and I’ve put it down to teething and maybe being slightly under the weather. We spent the week exhausted but still managed to have a lovely holiday.
When we got back on Friday something amazing happened. Little Man slept through the night for the first time. At nearly 11 months old Little Man slept from 8pm all the way through until 6am. I then fed him, Dave rocked him a while and he went back to sleep until 9am. Completely unexpected, amazing sleep after the awful time on holiday!
Admittedly, it was a one off. Since then Little Man has woken up at least once during the night and has ended up in bed with us around 7am each morning. But the fact that he has slept through once gives me hope for the future, reinforces my thoughts that he doesn’t really ‘need’ feeding during the night anymore and shows that he is capable of sleeping.
It took LP 15 months but she got there in the end and has slept amazingly since. Little Man will get there in his own time too. It may have taken 11 months but it’s given me a light at the end of the tunnel.
Yay for sleeping babies!