We have a beautiful, healthy, happy baby who is growing and thriving, and for that we could not be more grateful. Honestly, we couldn't. Sweets is the greatest blessing we have ever receieved. But our beautiful, healthy, happy baby boy did not sleep for the first 9 months of his life. There were nights I didn't get more than 45 minutes of consecutive sleep, nights I logged no more than 2 hours of total sleep, nights I didn't sleep at all. I read every book. I tried every suggestion. I let him cry. I cried. I went to work (almost) every day feeling like I was slogging through jello. Afraid I would fall asleep at the wheel on my way home. Exhausted but dreading going to sleep myself. Not knowing what any given evening would bring. Obsessing over every nap and every night. It was the hardest 9 months of my life.
And for the last 2 weeks, my son has slept through the night. every. night. Can we take a moment to celebrate that, please?
Don't let the pictures fool you. He really didn't sleep for beans. I took pictures of him sleeping to make myself feel better when I thought I was going to die of sleep deprivation.
You go, Sweetie Little Pea! I love you.
And I love sleep.
Please don't take it away from me.