Through the night

On 10 Sept, Ethan started spontaneously sleeping through the night. After 8.5 mths, it just happened.

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We had been doing a dream feed at 11pm since I had gone back to work but he would mostly still wake up at 3am for a feed. My pedi kept saying we were in a blessed state already as many babies hv problems with sleep in general but I guess I really just wanted to experience again what it was like to sleep through the night!

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Then just like that, it happened. And it has been so for the past 1.5 weeks. I kept expecting it to be a fluke the first 2-3 days he slept through & in fact, the hubbs and I had already earlier ceased praying for him to sleep through the night in our bedtime prayer with him when it happened. Oh us of little faith!

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With this momentuous baby milestone also came my momentuous decision to stop nursing in the same week, esp in view of my upcoming work trip (i.e separation fr baby & waning desire to pump). It has been a wonderful and beautiful breastfeeding journey and I am deeply blessed that he’s always been able to latch & nurse without issue. I hv experienced none of my fears of cracked nipples, infections & the works & my biggest bane was engorgement, but nothing that our mother & son duo could not solve once together. I have enjoyed the bond, sweetness & intimacy we hv shared and I am looking forward to his next stage of growth… plus churning out delicious congees for him.

This is a hilarious shot of him positively stoning during dinner after refusing nap for 6 hours. Check out side drool due to waning strength to munch on food

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I peel off his “raincoat” bib and go to the loo to wash it. Upon returning…

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Completely passed out!

Babies are the funniest creatures ever.

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2 thoughts on “Through the night

  1. Wow! Good on you dear friend, for blessing E with all that nutrition for the past 9 months (: enjoy, once again, the liberation and more you-time!

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