I'm giddy with excitement and don't know where to start. It's news that makes you want to stop strangers on the street to tell them about it. I think I should go buy a lottery ticket today.
Alex slept SEVEN HOURS last night.
He hasn't slept that many hours in a row since October. Even back then it was only the one night.
When he was born people would always ask if I was getting any sleep. Yes, I would boast, he only wakes up two or three times a night, I would say proudly. He hit the dreaded 6 week fussiness and never really got back from it. It was impossible to get him to fall asleep. I don't know how many nights I roamed the streets at midnight with him in the carrier, desperate for him to fall asleep. I complained to his doctor, who brushed off my concerns and said "Some babies just don't sleep". I thought babies slept 16 hours a day and I would have plenty of leisure time. Ummm not so much.
For a while it got so bad, he was waking up every hour. I thought maybe because he was rolling over and waking himself up. I was so desperate I considered getting this which is basically a baby straight jacket. I bought lots of sleep solution books, none helped. My husband and I joked we had the No-Sleep Sleep Solution.
Getting seven hours sleep, you see, is like getting the glass slippers to go to the ball. Here's hoping Alex doesn't turn into a pumpkin at midnight.