What an amazing week. Reuben started to sleep through the night this week. By sleep through the night I mean I give him his last feed (supposed to be a dream feed but normally he wakes up fully) around 10.30pm and He is in bed by 11.15. He then wakes anywhere from 6-7. You may know I am following the BabyWise schedule – and it states in the book that from 8-12 weeks your baby will start sleeping through the night. I personally think this is more dependent on the weight of the child and sure enough it must have been the day he hit 12lb he slept through for the first time.
He is also having a super happy week. He loves his independent play time on his playmat, and has started to reach out and grab things. Nappy changing has even become less of a drama because he will do these super cute huge smiles half way through instead of screaming.
Feeding has also improved dramatically, I have been struggling the whole time with breastfeeding but this week it just seems to be a lot less painful and he is feeding for about 30 minutes total most times – although he will still have the occasional long feed of an hour but no more than once a day and I am confident he will speed them all up soon.
A couple of people have asked about his routine for this week so here goes:
6.30am – 8.00am Feed & Play time. This is still more than an hour off from his proper wake up time of 7.30am but I’m very happy with his progress. Have some play time with mummy and then some independent mat/gym time while I have a shower/breakfast.
8.00am – 9.30am Nap & nap time for mummy too!
9.30am – 11.00am Feed & Play time – this is his happiest time of the day. Try and do some tummy time and gym time.
11.00am – 12.30 Nap
12.30 – 2.00pm Feed & Play time
2.00pm – 3.30pm Nap
3.30pm – 5.00pm Feed & Play time
5.00pm – 7.00pm Walk/Nap time
7pm – Feed & try for bed time. He pretty much either is going to go to sleep or is not, and I can tell by how he has been so I either put him straight down or have some quiet time for an hour then put him down.
10.30pm Dream feed time – try and feed him quietly so he doesn’t wake but hubbys love for loud tv often kills this. Straight back to bed after. I don’t change him at this time unless he has made some poop lol.