We’re still working on the much-desired full night’s sleep after having a newborn. J is only six and a half weeks old, so I can’t blame him for waking 1-2 times a night. Sometimes it’s once (like today) and sometimes it’s twice (like yesterday.) He typically wakes up at 2:30 or 3:30 in the morning and then again at 6:30 or 7:30. This morning he gave me until 8:15! I think because he didn’t want to go back to sleep after his early morning feeding, so he’s been tired all day.
Anyway, I’ve loosely been following the Moms On Call schedule, as you can see above via the app. There’s a book with more complete information as well. We’re still having trouble getting him to sleep in his own room in his crib but all in all we went from waking up every 1-2 hours to once or twice a night.
We also use a swaddle to keep him calm as he sleeps. He does NOT like sleeping without a swaddle, since his arms are pretty much constantly in motion.
My goal for next week is to get him to sleep in his own crib and to take a bottle. I’m definitely not an expert at getting nighttime sleep with a newborn, but I’m very happy with the results so far.